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To get you set for this weekend's Canada West women's volleyball action, here are some storylines from around the conference in the latest edition of Cross Courts.
Undefeated T-Birds take on TRU
KAMLOOPS – UBC is off to Kamloops where they'll look to build on their 4-0 record in a two game tilt at Thompson Rivers University. The 'Birds are ranked sixth in the U Sports Top 10, and will go head-to-head with 2015-2016 CIS Player of the Year and Canada West MVP Iuliia Pakhomenko - who has racked up the second most kills (99) and the most points (123) in just six U Sports matches this season.
Bisons host No.1 ranked Alberta
WINNIPEG – The Bison women's volleyball team (2-4) is on a two game home win streak in 2016-17 and face the No.1 Alberta Pandas (4-0). Manitoba is tied for ninth place in the Canada West conference standings. The two teams met in conference play last season when Alberta won 3-0 (Nov. 20/15) and 3-1 (Nov. 21/15) at Alberta.
No. 5 Spartans host MacEwan in weekend series
LANGLEY – Coming off a bye week, the No.5 Trinity Western women's volleyball team hosts MacEwan this Friday and Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.
No. 2 UBC Okanagan comes to town to face Mount Royal
CALGARY – The Cougars will face their toughest test of the year this weekend when the No. 2 UBC Okanagan Heat come into Kenyon Court. The Cougars have not had the toughest schedule to date, so this will be a real litmus test for the squad to see where they stand within the conference.
Cougars return to court Friday, Saturday against Saskatchewan
REGINA – The University of Regina's women's volleyball team returns to the court this weekend to host provincial rival Saskatchewan on Friday and Saturday at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport.
The Cougars (0-4) are coming off a bye week following their road trip to Manitoba the first weekend of November. The U of R lost in three on Friday, then had a hard-fought four-set loss on Saturday which saw them fall just short of pushing the match to a deciding fifth set as the Bisons won 30-28 in the fourth.