DAVID LARKINS, Wesmen Athletics
One Wesmen volleyball team will have a chance to close the season on a win streak, and another will try to put an end to a losing skid Saturday night.
The Winnipeg Wesmen volleyball teams went 1-1 Friday night in Edmonton as the men's squad scored a 3-0 () victory over MacEwan University, while the women's side wasn't able to close things out in a 3-2 (25-22, 23-25, 24-26, 25-14, 15-8) loss to the Griffins.
Left side Kalena Schulz had a career-high 15 kills, as well as 13 digs, and hit .225 on the night as the Wesmen (1-22) were unable to pick up their second win of the season.
Schulz has hit at least .200 in three of her last four matches.
Right side Emma Parker added 14 kills and 12 digs, and hit .222 for the Wesmen, who posted their highest attack percentage as a team (.197) since Nov. 18, 2017.
Middle blocker Maria Colvin added six kills on 11 swings with just one error, while adding a career-high four aces.
Libero Madison Fyvie had a match-high 16 digs.
MacEwan (3-20) got 23 kills and 12 digs from Cassidy Kinsella. Lauren Holmes and Kate Rozendaal added 11 kills apiece.
Bommersbach big in return to court
David Bommersbach probably couldn't have asked for a better return.
The fifth-year left side returned to the Wesmen after missing the past eight matches due to injury and had 10 kills on 14 swings with no errors to hit .714 as the U of W men won for the fifth time in six matches.
Daniel Thiessen had a match-high 13 kills for the Wesmen (15-8), who hit a season-high .438 for the match. Thiessen also added a match-high nine digs.
Setter Mikael Clegg had 35 assists to move into 20th place for most assists in a Canada West season with 848. Clegg also holds the No. 11 ranking in assists for a season after he recorded 885 last season.
MacEwan (2-21) got 10 kills apiece from Max Vriend and Ryan Zachary.
Both the men's and women's teams will wrap up their conference season Saturday, with the women starting at 6 p.m. CT and the men following at 7:30 p.m. Both matches can be seen on canadawest.tv.
The men's team, which sits in fifth place in the conference, will know its playoff destination pending the result of the Brandon-Alberta match in Edmonton. A Bobcats loss would send Winnipeg to Brandon next weekend, while a Brandon win could potentially mean a trip to visit the Golden Bears.