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Pilots vs Wesmen


The University of Winnipeg College Wesmen traveled to Otterburne on Sunday for an afternoon volleyball match. Providence women’s volleyball was finally pushed over the edge by their opponent, falling 3-1 to the Wesmen. The Wesmen played well and showed that Providence is not alone at the top of the MCAC anymore. Coach Masterson had this to say after the match, “The Wesmen picked up a great player after the Christmas break and she made an immediate impact. It also seemed to increase their confidence level quite a bit as a group. We have always approached our matches with them expecting them to be really difficult matches and I think, during the first semester games, they were never able to show their best effort against us. But I thought they came out and played an excellent match and deserved to win. They were better than us is almost every area and I didn’t think we did the things we needed to do to win that type of match. I am hopeful that it will add some motivation for us to continue working hard and improving our level of play and consistency. We play them again in two weeks and I know we are all looking forward to a chance to compete with them again.” Top players for Providence were, Jodi Lepp with 10 kills, 8 digs, and 3 aces, and Clarice Martens with 8 kills, 5 blocks, 4 digs, and 2 aces.

The men’s team entered their match with the College Wesmen hoping to build on their close match with Saint-Boniface. The Wesmen lead by Stefan Dirks from Steinbach MB, would show to be too much to handle for the Pilots, as they took the match 3-0. Coach Peters had these words to say after the match, “We really struggled to put together extended periods of strong play. UW is the first place team in MCAC and if we are not at our best against them, we won't be successful. We have seen some improvement recently and we are finally getting healthy, so the best is yet to come.” Top players for the Pilots were, Eric Wiebe with 2 aces, 9 kills, and 3 blocks, Josh Doerksen had 8 kills, and a 2.22 passing average. The next action for the Pilots is Saturday January 25 in Brandon against the Assiniboine Community College Cougars in a double header.

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