The UBC Okanagan men's volleyball team are in Calgary for a pair of matches after a bye weekend versus the Dinos. On Friday first serve will be at 6:30 p.m. (PST) on Saturday the match at the Jack Simpson Gym will get underway at 4:30 p.m. (PST).
Canada West conference matches
FRIDAY, NOV 13th, 2015:
@ Jack Simpson Gym, Calgary
|UBCO||TALE OF THE TAPE||CGY|
|11.87 (10)||Kills/set||12.19 (7)|
|.232 (9)||Hitting Pct.||.228 (10)|
|.244||Opp Hitting Pct.||.237|
|11.57 (5)||Assists/set||10.41 (11)|
|1.09 (10)||Services Aces/set||1.34 (4)|
|10.04 (3)||Digs/set||8.72 (8)|
|2.22 (6)||Blocks/set||2.25 (5)|
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: T6
Last week: Bye
Streak: Lost 5
2014-15 Record: (7-24, 6-18) (11th)
2015 CanWest Playoffs: N/A
2015 CIS Tournament: N/A
Last CanWest Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A
KELOWNA, B.C – The UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball team will be on the road this weekend after their bye, their last time on the court saw UBCO defeated in both the games against the Winnipeg Wesmen. The Heat will be travelling to play the Calgary Dinos the coming weekend where the first game will be played on Friday, Nov. 13th, with the match scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. (PST). The second game will be played on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (PST) Both the games will take place in the Jack Simpson Gym, Calgary.
Current Form : The Heat currently stand third from the bottom and go into the game with a 1-5 record which includes the two losses from last time out. The unit will be looking to get back on the winning track this weekend against the fifth ranked Dinos.
Key Players : Rookie Eli Risso has enjoyed a digs per set rate of 2.60, putting him third in the category across Canada West. Second year middle blocker Adam Kern, recently inserted into the starting lineup, has a blocks per set rate of 1.07 which puts him in third place in the category.
Overall Head to Head : The Dinos lead the Heat 6-2 all-time, however UBC Okanagan has won the last two, winning both games last year in Kelowna.
#5 CALGARY DINOS (11-3 / 0-4 Canada West)
CIS National Ranking: No. 5
CanWest Standings: 2nd
Last week: 0-2 // Fri L at UBC (3-1) // Sat L at UBC (3-0)
Streak: Lost 2
2014-15 CW Regular Season Record: 11-13
2014-15 CW Playoff Record: /
2014-15 Overall Record: 11-13
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: 2011/9
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: 2010/4
The Calgary Dinos – The Dinos have enjoyed a fine start to their season but suffered their first losses of the year against the Thunderbirds last weekend at UBC. The unit will have the home advantage against the Heat this weekend. Calgary is 2-0 at home this season.
Current Form – The Dinos go in with a record of 6-2 that puts them in second place in the conference. The Dinos won their first six games of the season, dropping Winnipeg, Brandon and TRU and will look to regain their form against the Heat.
Key Players : Outside hitter Curtis Stockton has amassed 123 kills in eight games, putting him second in the category. Second year Derek Meeuwisse has made 70 digs this campaign, putting him in second place in the list across Canada West.
Team Stat – The Dinos are serving strong this season and have (43) aces putting them first across Canada West.
Number of new players: 5 / Key Recruits: Curtis Stockton, and Alex Bader
Number of departing players: 4 / Key Losses (Name (POS/number of years with team)): Sean Tuff (M/5), Matt Saunders (L/5)
Key performer: Connor Frehlich – fifth-year starting outside attacker, will be one of the leaders on and off the court for the Dinos this season.
Coach Quote: “We are excited for the upcoming season with this group. They have done the work in the off season and are now looking forward to getting the regular season started.” – Calgary head coach Rod Durrant
Key storyline: For the Dinos to be successful this season, they will be looking to the four fifth-years to lead on and off the court. That includes setter Jackson Maris, middle Ivan Kartev and outside hitters Brendan Visser and Connor Frehlich. It will be important to improve and get stronger as the season progresses and it is integral that the Dinos prepare for all the opponents the same, as every match in Canada West will be a challenge.