October 6 to October 12 /2003
Wesmen Athletes of the Week
Fifth year opposite side hitter Stephen Ens helped the Wesmen capture the BOB FM Volleyball Challenge with a perfect 4-0 record in the round robin tournament. Stephen played very well in all four matches but stood out in Saturday’s contest with Dalhousie where he notched 23 kills and two service aces in the four set victory
Women’s Volleyball Andrea Charbonneau
The fourth year middle was named a BOB FM Volleyball Challenge All-star while leading her team to a second place finish. In that final match the Second Team All-Canadian in 2002-03 had 17 kills and 11 digs.
The Wesmen went a perfect 4-0 to capture the BOB FM Volleyball Challenge on the weekend. In their final match on Saturday night, the Wesmen made short work of cross-town rivals Manitoba, dispatching the defending CIS gold medallists in three straight sets. Earlier that day Winnipeg beat Dalhousie 3-1, behind an outstanding performance by 5th year opposite side Stephen Ens, who had 23 kills and two service aces. It was the fourth consecutive match the Wesmen had taken from Dalhousie, beating them three times in matches played earlier in the week. On Friday the Wesmen started the tournament off with a 3-1 win over the Regina Cougars. Then later that same evening Winnipeg took care of Canada West rival Calgary by a 3-0 count, topping the Dinos for the first time in a number of seasons.
After going through the weekend with a 4-0 record and only losing one set along the way, the Wesmen ran out of gas in the final of the BOB FM Volleyball Challenge, dropping a close 3-2 decision to the Regina Cougars.
The Wesmen are anxious to face some CIS competition after beating up on each in practice for over a month. And they’ll get their wish this weekend as they kick off their season by hosting the Converse Shootout Tournament at the Duckworth Centre.
Coach Dave Crook’s Men’s Basketball team had a solid week of practice in preparation for the start of the CIS season.
“We worked on a lot of front court stuff,” said Crook. “Things are really coming along offensively.” Posts J.P. Lynch and Tim McDowell have also begun taking part fully in practice. The 6’9” Lynch and the 6’10” McDowell will play a ‘big’ part in Wesmen fortunes this season. Both missed 2002-03 due to injuries. Guard Marlin Richards, hobbled by a hamstring injury, is close to returning to action as well.