Women's volleyball swept by Dinos on road

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CALGARY – The University of Calgary women's volleyball team won its fourth straight match on Saturday evening as they came away with a 3-1 against the Saskatchewan Huskies at the Jack Simpson Gym.

Calgary took the contest 26-24, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, as the Dinos outhit the Huskies, .212 to .199. Matching last night's results, Calgary picked up the win in four sets, only surrendering the third frame. The Dinos recorded 51 kills and digs, while the Huskies recorded 58 kills and 68 digs.

Saskatchewan got out to a quick start to the evening as they hit .190 during the opening set, recording 15 kills and seven errors. Meanwhile, Calgary had an efficiency of .189 with 11 kills and only four errors. The Huskies lead throughout most of the set, but at 17-12 the Dinos managed to claw their way back. Calgary tied it 18-18 and did not hold back after that, taking the set 26-24.

In the second set, the Dinos looked to be in control and managed to sneak into a 15-10 lead. The team was able to maintain a steady five-point lead for the majority of the set until the Huskies pulled within three at 23-20. Instantly retaliating, the Dinos launched an attack that clinched the set 25-21.

The Huskies got out to a 7-1 lead in the third before Calgary tied up at 10-10 and 13-13. The two sides exchanged leads gaining no more than a two-point advantage for most of the set. Ultimately, it was Saskatchewan that clinched it, 25-20.

The Dinos led in the fourth set, until a play by Taylor Annala put the Huskies ahead 18-16. However, Calgary returned the favour with two straight of their own, and the Dinos swiftly regained a 21-19 advantage. Saskatchewan pulled within one, but never got any closer as the Dinos closed out the set and the match, 25-22.

Laura McManes and Jaylynn Moffatt each finished with an impressive 13 kills each and both had just three errors on the night. Kennedy Snape didn't have a hitting error throughout the entire match and she added 17 digs to the 12 of Leah Shevkenek.

Saskatchewan's Annala had 14 kills and 15 digs, while Emily Koshinsky notched a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs.

Next week the Dinos will be going into a bye, not resuming play until Thursday Nov. 30, when they battle the UBCO Heat at the Jack Simpson Gym. The Huskies will next play the Mount Royal Cougars on Friday, Nov. 24 in the first of a two-game set.