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HUSKIES HOST MOUNT ROYAL TO CLOSE SEASON2014-02-05

Game Date: February 7 & 8
Game Location: PAC, Women: 6:15PM – Men: 8PM
 
THE GAMES
The University of Saskatchewan volleyball teams host the Mount Royal Cougars for the first time in history at the PAC to close out the 2013-14 regular season.  
 
THE HEADLINES
  • Neither women’s team is ranked in the CIS top 10. Half of the top 10 is occupied with Canada West teams UBC (1), Brandon (2), TWU (3), Manitoba (5) and UBCO (6).
  • Fifth-year Huskie Candace Hueser is 14 kills away from setting a new school record for career kills.
  • Mount Royal visits the PAC for the first time in history Canada West conference play.
  • Huskie Athletics is inviting fans to join us in raising money for a cause dear to our athlete’s hearts – KidSport. On Friday, Huskie Athletics will donate $2000 to KidSport from unclaimed 50/50 draws. The Huskies will also be accepting donations from fans and have a basketball game setup to help raise money for the cause.
  • It’s Fan Appreciation! To say thanks to Huskie Athletics dedicated fans more than 150 prizes will be given away on Saturday night.
  • The Huskies will also honour fifth-year volleyball athletes Candace Hueser, Bryan Fraser and Braden McLean at Saturday’s matches.
THE SERIES
Saskatchewan lost both meetings last season against the Cougars in Calgary. This weekend marks the first visit for Mount Royal to Saskatoon in conference action.
 
MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY COUGARS (6-14)
The Mount Royal Cougars visit the PAC in Saskatoon for the first time in Canada West play this weekend.
 
A young Cougars squad looks to end its season on a high note with a sweep to improve to 8-14 in their second year in the conference.
 
Carolyn O’Dwyer leads the Cougars with 3.08 kills per set and 198 total digs. Julia Pasieka has recorded a team best 63 blocks. Mackenzie Allen has handled the bulk of the setting duties with 8.79 assists per set.
 
UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (8-12)
Despite falling short of the playoffs the Huskies look to finish the 2013-14 season on a high note with their best record since 2001-02.
 
Saskatchewan’s lone fifth-year, Candace Hueser, has one more weekend at the PAC to finish her historic career. Hueser is third on the Huskies career kills list with 998. The Dalmeny, Sask., native needs 14 kills this weekend to set a new program record set by Lindsay Botham in 2002.
 
Kayla Tycholiz is fifth in the Canada West with 90 total blocks and is sixth among conference hitters at 28 percent. Jina Barker leads the team with 28 service aces, good for fourth in the conference.


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