October 29, 2013 (ISN) – This week in UBC Okanagan Athletics for November 1 – 3. For any changes in game times or venues, check goheat.ca for the latest information.
- Women’s Basketball – vs. the No.2 Alberta Pandas, Friday (6p.m.)*
- Men’s Basketball – vs. the No. 2 Alberta Golden Bears, Friday (8p.m.)*
- No. 4 Women’s Volleyball – vs. the Mount Royal Cougars, Saturday (1 p.m.)*
- Men’s Volleyball – vs. the Mount Royal Cougars, Saturday (3 p.m.)*
- Women’s Basketball – vs. the No. 5 Saskatchewan Huskies, Saturday (6p.m.)*
- Men’s Basketball – vs. the No. 7 Saskatchewan Huskies, Saturday (8p.m.)*
- No.4 Women’s Volleyball – vs. the Mount Royal Cougars, Sunday (1 p.m.)*
- Men’s Volleyball – vs. the Mount Royal Cougars, Sunday (3 p.m.)*
*To be played at UBC’s Okanagan campus gymnasium
Away Events (All times in PST)
- Women’s Rugby – vs. the Abbotsford RFC, Saturday (11:30 a.m.) at CFV Exhibition Park, Abbotsford, BC. (BC Club Rugby Lower Mainland Senior Tier 2 Match)
- Men’s Rugby – vs. the Richmond RFC, Saturday (2:30 p.m.) at King George/Cambie Community Park, Richmond, BC. (BC Club Rugby Okanagan Spring Brewery League Premier Division Match)
Women’s Basketball – Heat women’s basketball will begin the 2013-2014 Canada West season this weekend, playing host to the No. 2 University of Alberta and the No.5 University of Saskatchewan on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd.
Both the Pandas and Huskies wrapped up the exhibition portion of their respective seasons versus one another on Thursday, October 24th, with the Pandas winning convincingly 66-51.
UBC Okanagan completed their exhibition season with a weekend series on October 25th and 26th, splitting the weekend series with a 73-66 win versus the Trinity Western Spartans and a 72-56 loss to the Fraser Valley Cascades.
The Heat will face the Pandas on Friday, November 1st at 6 p.m. and the Huskies on Saturday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. Both games will be held at UBC’ Okanagan campus Gymnasium in Kelowna, BC.
Men’s Basketball – The 2013-2014 Canada West basketball season is upon the men from UBC Okanagan, as the Heat will play host to the No.2 Alberta Golden Bears and No.7 Saskatchewan Huskies on November 1st and 2nd.
The Golden Bears will have had quite a break since their last exhibition action, having completed the preseason on October 20th after a weekend tournament in Montreal. Over three games, Alberta was able to secure three victories against Guelph, McGill, and Quebec. Meanwhile, the Huskies concluded their preseason with a win versus the Calgary Dinos on October 26th, winning 89-64.
The Heat, meanwhile, finished off the preseason with two losses versus NAIA opponents on October 25th and 26th, losing to Evergreen State in a close one 92-87, and Northwest University 68-56.
The Heat will first host the Alberta Golden Bears on Friday, November 1st, and then the Huskies on Saturday, November 2nd. Both games are scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be held at UBC’ Okanagan campus Gymnasium
Women’s Volleyball – After opening the season 2-0, the No.4 ranked Heat head into the second weekend series of the season versus a 1-1 Mount Royal in a rematch of last season’s Canada West Quarter-Final.
The Cougars opened the season versus cross-town rival Calgary, with each team winning on their home court. The first game, held at Kenyon Court at Mount Royal, saw the Cougars win the final three sets of the match to win 3-2, while the Dinos exacted revenge the following night on their home-court 3-2.
As for the Heat, the season-opening series versus the Thompson Rivers WolfPack proved to be a bit of a cake-walk for the fourth-ranked team in the nation, who stormed Kamloops to earn a straight set victory, then returned home to defend home court in straight sets as well.
Heat versus Cougars is set for 1 p.m. on both Saturday, November 2nd, and Sunday, November 3rd, with both matches being held at UBC Okanagan Gymnasium.
Men’s Volleyball – The 0-2 Heat will look for a better result this weekend, hosting a 1-1 Cougars squad on Saturday and Sunday afternoon at UBC’s Okanagan campus Gymnasium.
The Cougars opened up their 2013-2014 Canada West campaign with a win and a loss versus the Calgary Dinos. Like their female counterparts, the men were able to secure their first victory on home court, downing the Dinos in a five-set marathon 3-2. However, Calgary was able to defend Jack Simpson Arena the following evening, needing five to defeat Mount Royal 3-2.
Thompson Rivers was able to knock off the Heat twice in the opening weekend series for UBC Okanagan. On Friday evening at UBC’s Okanagan campus Gymnasium, the WolfPack were able to storm back in sets to defeat the Heat 3-0, and the Heat were unable to disband the ‘Pack in Kamloops the following evening in a 3-1 loss.
Heat versus Royals is set for Saturday, November 2nd, and Sunday, November 3rd at UBC’s Okanagan campus Gymnasium, with both games scheduled for 3 p.m.
Men’s Rugby – After an enthralling win of the Hindson Cup this past weekend, in which the Heat won four straight matches over Saturday, the Heat will head to Richmond, BC for a match against Richmond RFC.
Richmond RFC’s last action came on October 26th, with a big win versus Abbotsford RFC 22-9, allowing Richmond to improve to third in the Okanagan Spring Brewery League standings.
Meanwhile, the Heat were victors in a one-day four-game slog-of-a-tournament for the Hindson Cup on Saturday, October 26th, which they went on to win after defeating the Calgary Dinos in the final 15-3.
Richmond RFC will play host this weekend to the Heat on Saturday, November 2nd at King George Park in a single game scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
Women’s Rugby – The Heat will resume play this weekend in a single game versus Abbotsford RFC on Saturday, November 2nd.
Abbotsford RFC were able to secure a win last weekend versus SFU, 5-0 and continue to lead the Lower Mainland Senior Women Tier 2 at five wins and no losses.
The Heat were also victors last Saturday, defeating the Meraloma Rugby Club in convincing fashion 56-7 at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna, BC.
Both teams will face off this Saturday, November 2nd at CFV Exhibition Park in Abbotsford. Game-time is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.