UBCO's Katy Klomps (right) and Michelle Jakszuk try for a block against the University of Winnipeg in Canada West women's volleyball Saturday in Kelowna.

UBCO's Katy Klomps (right) and Michelle Jakszuk try for a block against the University of Winnipeg in Canada West women's volleyball Saturday in Kelowna.

Perfect start slips away from Heat women

UBC Okanagan 5-1 on the Canada West volleyball season after a split with Winnipeg

The UBC Okanagan was just a set away from keeping its perfect season in tact but couldn’t finish off the Winnipeg Wesmen in Canada West women’s volleyball action Saturday afternoon in Kelowna.

After pulling off a sweep on Friday night, the No.1-ranked Heat surrendered a two-game lead the following day to lose 3-2 to the Wesmen (8-25, 15-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-11).

UBCO is now 5-1 on the season, while Winnipeg (1-5) found the winner’s circle for the time this season.

Beanna Beamish’s double-double led the Heat offense with 15 kills and 13 digs. Kaitlynn Given finished nine kills and seven digs, while Kailin Jones finished the match with a high of 25 digs.

Winnipeg’s outstanding outside hitter, Ozana Nikolic, had 22 kills and 13 digs, while Tia Boroski took the second most swings for Winnipeg and finished with seven kills and 14 digs.

On Friday, the Heat rolled to a 3-0 win (25-16, 25-20, 28-26).

Beamish topped the Heat with 13 kills,  while Kaitlynn Given finished with nine kills and seven digs.

Katie Wuttunee and Megan Festival added seven and six digs, respectively.

UBCO will have a week off to ponder its disappointing loss, before returning to action Nov. 13 and 14.

Heat men

The UBCO men couldn’t find the winning formula as they dropped both home court matches to the University of Winnipeg.

The Wesmen took Friday’s meeting at the Kelowna campus gym 3-0 (25-23, 29-27, 25-19).

Lars Bornemann had 11 kills, Jim Bell had nine kills and eight digs, Leo Schober assisted in scoring with six points, while Kristof Schlagintweit had 39 assists and nine digs.

On Saturday afternoon, the Heat played better but fell again, 3-1 ( 22-25, 17-25, 25-22, 22-25.)

Bornemann again showed the way with 18 kills, while Bell dropped 16 kills and tallied six blocks. Coming off of the bench and providing a spark was first-year Devon Cote who in limited time produced seven kills and five digs for the Heat. Starting in his fourth straight match in the middle, Adam Kern, went for seven kills and seven blocks.

There Heat, now 1-5, will be in Calgary Nov. 13 and 14 to take on the Dinos.


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