No. 9 Heat women sweep with another 4 set victory

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January 14, 2013, REGINA, SK (ISN) – For the second consecutive afternoon, the UBC Okanagan’s women’s volleyball team took a four-set victory over the Regina Cougars on Sunday at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.

The Heat opened the match with a 25-16 win in the first only to see the Cougars come roaring back with an equally decisive 25-15 win in the second. Back-to-back set wins gave UBC Okanagan the win, as the Heat won 25-21 in the third and 25-19 in the fourth to clinch the match.

Outside hitter Alexandra Basso (5th year, Kelowna, BC) had a team-leading 15 kills for UBC Okanagan, while setter Emily Oxland (1st year, North Vancouver, BC) had 30 assists and also tied middle Kendra Wayling (4th year, Castlegar, BC) for the team high with nine digs. Both Wayling and freshman middle Katy Klomps (Surrey, BC) tied for the match lead with five blocks apiece.

“It was a big day for Basso,” commented Heat head coach Steve Manuel. “[Brianna] Beamish (Outside hitter, 2nd year, Surrey, BC) played well too, and Oxland was clutch.”

Fourth year Desiree Ates (Outside hitter, Regina, SK) had 16 kills for the Cougars, while second-year outside hitter Tori Glynn (Prince Albert, SK) set a new career high with 12 kills. Second year setter Meagan Lane (Regina, SK) had 42 assists for the U of R, with libero Megan Semeniuk (4th year, Regina, SK) leading all players with 10 digs.

The Heat move up to 9-5 with the win, and have won 3 of their last 4 games while the Cougars drop to 3-11. UBC Okanagan returns home to host the University of Calgary Dinos next weekend (Jan 18-19), while the Cougars remain at home to host Mount Royal next weekend.

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