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Pilots Women Win
2014-02-12

Providence athletics was busy this weekend with games in both basketball and volleyball. The men’s and women’s volleyball teams played against the Red River Rebels on Friday night in Winnipeg while both basketball teams played the Red River Rebels in Otterburne. The men’s and women’s basketball teams took to the court again on Saturday at home against the CMU Blazers in what would be the last home game of the season for the men’s team. Before the game Johnathan Thompson a senior guard from Nassau Bahamas was honored in the last home game of his career with a speech from the Pilots Athletic Director Scott Masterson.

The men’s volleyball team faced off against the Red River Rebels in one of their last games of the season. With ever game playing a factor now to determine the final playoff spot, the Pilots need a win in their last 3 games to get in. The Pilots continued to struggle in the game against Red River as they dropped the game 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-19). Providence showed some life in the second and third sets after suffering one of the lowest sets of their season. With this loss, the pressure is on this weekend as the Pilots will play host to the CMU Blazers on Friday and travel to USB on Saturday. With one win in the next two games the Pilots will hold the last playoff spot over USB, facing up against the College Wesmen in the first round of playoffs. The season comes down to this weekend for both Providence and USB.

The women’s volleyball took on the Rebels hoping to turn their second half around. The Pilots have been struggling recently and hoped to build some confidence at Red River. The first two sets were looking promising as the Pilots go t off to a hot start and went up 2 sets to none very quickly. The Rebels picked up their play and the wheels started to fall off for Providence which led the Red River winning the third and fourth sets. Anything can happen in a fifth set but it was the Pilots who took advantage early. Holding on to a steady lead throughout the set, Providence pulled out the five set win with a spirited battle in the end. Scott Masterson, Head Coach, explains that the team will need to find a way to get better before the Championships in a couple of weeks.
“We have been going through a dry spell lately and have been working on battling through this period, and hope to find our game in time for the end of the season.”
3-2 25-16, 25-8, 20-25, 23-25, 15-8
 
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