SECOND STAR, Kate Pexman, Volleyball

SECOND STAR, Kate Pexman, Volleyball

Women’s second star – Kate Pexman

Calgary Dinos volleyball

Outside hitter

3rd-year

Calgary, Alta.

Engineering

Game log: Friday, Feb. 2 – 18 kills, 13 digs, one ace, and three blocks in 3-0 W vs. Trinity Western / Saturday, Feb. 3 – 29 kills, 18 digs, two aces, and two blocks in 3-2 W vs. Trinity Western. 

This weekend at the Jack Simpson Gym saw two more outstanding performances from University of Calgary Dinos outside hitter Kate Pexman – this time in record-setting fashion. 

On Friday night, Pexman contributed 18 kills, 13 digs, one service ace, and three blocks as the Dinos picked up a 3-0 win over the Trinity Western Spartans, who entered the weekend ranked No. 9 in the country. 

After their Friday domination, the Dinos were in for a tougher task on Saturday as the Spartans forced the match into a fifth set. Pexman took her game to another level though and helped Calgary to another win. The Calgary native set a new school record with 29 kills to go along with 18 digs, two service aces, and two blocks. 

Calgary will look to extend their five-game win streak this coming weekend when they host the MacEwan Griffins for a pair of matinee matches, Feb. 9-10.

 

January 22, 2018

Women’s second star – Kate Pexman

Calgary Dinos volleyball

Outside hitter

3rd-year

Calgary, Alta.

Engineering

Game log: Friday, Jan. 19 – 20 kills, 18 digs, one block and .357 hitting percentage in 3-2 L at Alberta / Saturday, Jan. 20 – 24 kills, 11 digs, service ace, block, and .345 hitting percentage in 3-2 W at Alberta.

Playing a full 10 sets this weekend in Edmonton against the University of Alberta Pandas, third-year outsider hitter Kate Pexman made a massive impact, helping the Calgary Dinos earn a split. 

On both Friday and Saturday night, the Dinos struggled early and found themselves in 2-0 holes, only to recover and force deciding sets. Pexman was key in both rallies, leading Calgary in kills during each game.

In a 3-2 loss on Friday, Pexman collected 20 kills while contributing defensively with 18 digs – one off her season high.

Saturday’s contest was the Calgary native’s top performance of the year as she notched a season-high 24 kills. Pexman also added 11 digs in the 3-2 win. 

Pexman’s totals this weekend move her into third in the Canada West rankings for kills per set at 3.87. 

The Dinos women’s volleyball team will look to clinch a playoff spot this weekend when they travel to Kamloops to take on the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack, Jan. 26-27.