Huskies Advance To Final Four

Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography
Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

WINNIPEG - The University of Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the University of Winnipeg 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-18) in the third and deciding match of the Canada West Quarter-Final series Sunday afternoon at the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium in Winnipeg.

Saskatchewan will advance to the Canada West Men's Volleyball Final Four next Friday and Saturday at the University of Alberta. Joining the Huskies will be the Alberta Golden Bears, Manitoba Bisons and the winner of the Calgary Dinos/Trinity Western Spartans series.

Jordan Nowakowski led the Huskies attack with a match high 18 kills. Andrew Nelson was close behind with 15. Tyler Epp had a strong match finishing with nine kills and five blocks.

David Bommersbach led the Wesmen with 15 kills, two service aces and four blocks. Taylor Howe added 10 kills.

The Huskies opened the first set with the early advantage leading 16-13 at the technical break. Jordan Nowakowski kept the Wesmen off balance with three kills down the stretch to close out the first set by a margin of 25-22.

In set number two, the Huskies once again went into the technical timeout with the lead, this time 16-10. Winnipeg was able to regroup and closed the gap to 23-21, thanks to a big kill by Taylor Howe and followed by an attacking error on the Huskies. Nowakowski stopped the Wesmen momentum scoring two of the next three points to carry the Huskies to a 25-23 set two win.

The teams exchanged points 7-7 in the opening stages of the third set but things soon changed in a hurry. The Huskies went on an 8-1 run to extend their lead to 15-8. Winnipeg was unable to recover as the Huskies eventually went on to win the set by a score of 25-18.