Heat outside hitter Siobhan Fitzpatrick connects for a kill during a sweep of the Brandon Bobcats in Canada West women's volleyball.

Heat outside hitter Siobhan Fitzpatrick connects for a kill during a sweep of the Brandon Bobcats in Canada West women's volleyball.

Heat women sweep past Bobcats

UBC Okanagan now 9-1 in Canada West women's volleyball

The UBC Okanagan Heat made short work of the Brandon Bobcats to push their record to 9-1 in Canada West women’s volleyball.

Steve Manuel’s No. 3-ranked Heat overwhelmed the hometown Bobcats on Friday with a sweep (25-17, 25-21, 25-19) .

Emily Oxland led UBC Okanagan’s attack with 35 assists and two aces, while Brianna Beamish paced the offense with 12 kills on 32 swings. Michelle Jakszuk was efficient on offense, notching nine kills on 12 swings, good for a .667 hitting percentage. Kailin Jones had a match-high 10 digs.

On Saturday, in what was essentially a repeat performance UBCO again disposed of Brandon 3-0 (25-19, 25-7, 25-18).

Beamish led UBC Okanagan with nine kills on 24 attacks and an ace. Siobhan Fitzpatrick had a solid effort, recording nine kills on 23 swings. Oxland had a match-high 30 assists, while Jones and Michelle Jakszuk combined for 25 digs.

“That was a really great win for us and we really worked hard,” said fifth-year middle Kay Klomps. “We are all physically tired and fought hard throughout the whole game. It was a total team effort.”

This weekend, the Heat will play a home-and-home set against their interior rivals, the TRU Wolfpack.

The teams will meet Thursday night in Kamloops, then again on Saturday at Kelowna’s UBC Okanagan campus. Game time Saturday is 5 p.m.


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