When they look back on the first ever home CIS playoff series for a UBCO sports team, the women’s volleyball team may scratch their heads at what might have been.
The Heat women were ousted two games to nothing in a best of three quarter-final series by the Mount Royal College Cougars at the UBCO campus gymnasium.
Mount Royal came from behind two straight nights to stun the Heat and advance to the CIS women’s volleyball final four.
After losing game one on Thursday, the Heat jumped out to a two-sets-to-nothing lead on Mount Royal on Friday, in front of a boisterous crowd in Kelowna.
But the Cougars came back for the second straight night, eventually winning in five sets, as they had done on Thursday.
The Heat women were the first ever sports team to earn the right to host a CIS playoff series after only its second season in the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport).
The series marked the final games for graduating senior Alex Basso, the Kelowna native who closed the book on an incredible collegiate career in front of family and friends on her home court.