Huskies Host Regina in Season Finale

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

Game Date: February 19 & 20, 2016

Game Location: 6pm, PAC

Webcast/Livestats: canadawest.tv

THE GAMES

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies women's volleyball team will look to close the season on a high note when they take on provincial rival the University of Regina Cougars this weekend at the PAC.

THE HEADLINES

  • Neither team is currently ranked in the CIS Top 10. Four Canada West teams are represented in the polls as UBCO (No. 1), Trinity Western (No. 3), Alberta (No. 4), and UBC (No. 6) are all featured in this week's poll.
  • Both teams have been eliminated from post-season contention.
  • Saturday night will be the final games at the PAC for fifth-year's Jina Barker and Anne Hanbidge.
  • Huskie libero Jennifer Hueser leads the Canada West in digs and digs per set with 308 and 3.71 respectively.
  • Huskie middle Emily Humbert is second in the Canada West with a .316 hitting percentage.


THE SERIES

The Cougars look to extend their 15 match winning streak against the Huskies. Saskatchewan's last win in the series came November 10, 2006.

UNIVERSITY OF REGINA COUGARS (1-21)

The Regina Cougars hope for a successful finish to the season and to continue their recent success against the Huskies.

The Cougars currently sit at the bottom of the conference standings with a 1-21 record.

Outside hitter Tori Glynn leads Regina with 2.26 kills per set. Molly Wade-Cummings leads the squad with 61 total blocks this season.

As a team, Regina is 13th in the Canada West in kills per set with 8.9, and 13th in hitting percentage at .079.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (8-14)

With the playoffs out of reach, the Saskatchewan Huskies look to end the season strong against their provincial foe.

The Huskies have lost some tough matches down the stretch of the season, posting just a 2-8 record in 2016.

Emmalyn Copping leads the Huskies with 3.07 kills per set this season. Middle Emily Humbert has the second best hitting percentage in the conference at .316 while averaging 2.17 kills per set.

Setter Jina Barker and outside hitter Anne Hanbidge will appear in their final games this weekend at the PAC for the Huskies.

As a team, Saskatchewan is fifth in the conference in kills per set with 11.85. The Huskies are sixth with 13.32 digs per set and rank 11th in hitting percentage at .138.