Female Second Star – Megan Festival
UBCO Heat volleyball
Game log: Game log: Friday, January 15 – 11 kills, 13 digs, three aces in 3-1 W vs. Alberta / Saturday, January 16 – 19 kills, 12 digs in 3-2 W vs. Alberta.
In a Canada West women’s volleyball first place showdown between the top-ranked Alberta Pandas and the third-ranked UBC Okanagan Heat it was fourth-year outside hitter Megan Festival that helped the home Heat sweep away the Pandas in comeback fashion on both nights.
Friday night the Heat were quickly dispatched in the first set only to turn the match around and win the next three. Festival was instrumental with 11 kills and three timely aces.
Saturday night the Pandas were up in the fourth set and up two sets to one when UBCO once again leaned on Festival, who answered the call. She finished with a team-leading 20.5 points and a team leading 19 kills, including a kill to turn the tide in the fifth set, putting the Heat up 17-16.
UBC Okanagan are now tied atop the Canada West standings with a 15-1 record and are on a bye this weekend before returning to action on January 29-30 when they host the UBC Thunderbirds.