Double header, double winner

Both Wesmen Volleyball teams defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in their away games Saturday, Jan. 16.

The Huskies’ women’s team played a tough five sets. Candace Hueser had 20 kills during the evening, the highest for the Huskies, while Ariel Smith, Sonia Rossy and Lauren Sears led the Winnipeg Wesmen to 45 kills. All five sets saw extremely tight scoring (21-25, 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 15-8), leading the Wesmen to a victory.

Lauren Sears nearly made the Winnipeg Wesmen Women’s Volleyball record for the most aces in a single match. With seven, she was one off.

Wesmen’s coach, Diane Scott, had some inspiring words to share after their victory, and new team record of 5-6.

“Another great team effort,” Scott said. “At times we made it tough on ourselves, but we also played tough down the stretch when the sets were tight. It was a great overall weekend, I am very pleased with the growth and guts of our team.”

The Wesmen and Huskies men’s round was a little less pressured. It lasted four sets and moved the Wesmen’s record to 6-5. Fifth-year veterans Andrew Town and Justin Duff led the team with kills while Dan Lother had 40 assists and nine digs.

On the Huskies’ side, Matt Busse and Geoffrey Zerr led their team with a combined 20 kills. The sets concluded, 25-16, 26-28, 25-20, 25-23.

“We played good as a team and Saskatchewan is a strong team for us to match up with our first matches of 2010,” said Wesmen head coach Larry McKay.

Both Wesmen Volleyball teams will be back home at the Duckworth Centre Jan. 23 facing the Trinity Western University Spartans. Matches begin at 6:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m.

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