November 3, 2012, Kelowna, BC – The Huskies from the University of Saskatchewan earned their first victory of the 2012/13 Canada West women’s volleyball season Saturday night, defeating the host UBC Okanagan Heat 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 22-25, 19-25). This was the first conference win for the Huskies since January 28th, 2011.
After a lethargic first game for the Huskies, the women from Saskatoon came out firing in their second game versus the Heat, putting the pressure on early and often. Captain Carmen Dubnick (5th year, La Ronge, SK) led all Huskies scorers with nine kills, while setter Jina Barker (3rd year, Moose Jaw, SK) collected 29 assists for a strong Huskies attack.
Meanwhile, the Heat’s Katy Klomps (2nd year, Surrey, BC) put in another impressive effort, tallying nine kills while adding two solo blocks and two block assists. Myrte Schön (4th year, Langley, BC) added ten kills, while first-year setter Emily Oxland (North Vancouver, BC) provided 37 assists in a losing effort for the Heat.
Both teams will resume play on Nov. 9th and 10th, with the Heat traveling to Calgary, AB to face the Mount Royal Cougars, while the Huskies will return to Saskatoon to host the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.