UBC women’s volleyball takes two of three on Edmonton trip


VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds women’s volleyball team open preseason play by winning two of three matches at the Griffin-Panda Classic, co-hosted by MacEwan University and the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
The team also played several scrimmages against Canada West schools over the course of the event.
On Thursday night, UBC defeated the Mt. Royal University Cougars in straight sets by scores of 27-25, 25-19, 25-14. The T-Birds suffered their lone loss on Friday, dropping a four-set match to the Brandon University Bobcats (25-21, 25-22, 18-25, 25-16). The team concluded its visit to Edmonton with a thrilling five-set victory of the University of Alberta Pandas (21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 21-25, 15-12).
“It was a great way to cap off our first competition of the season,” said UBC head coach Doug Reimer. “The team played with great energy and showed a lot of resilience in pushing through for a hard-fought win over Alberta.
It was great to get a lot of match and scrimmage time in with seven other Canada West teams, and we grew a lot as a group over the three days of play.”
The next game action for Reimer’s team will come in October, when UBC hosts the West Coast Classic Oct. 2-5 at War Memorial Gymnasium.

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