February 2- 8, 2004
Pizza Place Players of the Week
The fourth year post had 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Wesmen to their first Canada West Conference win of the season, a 78-72 victory over the Manitoba Bisons on Saturday night.
Women’s Volleyball Andrea Charbonneau
The fourth year middle had 33 kills and 16 digs for the No. 6 ranked Wesmen in a two-match sweep of the No. 7 ranked Regina Cougars on the weekend.
The Wesmen registered their first win of the Canada West Conference season by knocking off the Manitoba Bisons 78-72 on Saturday night. Four Winnipeg players hit double digits in scoring as fourth year wing Dave Brar had 19 points, fourth year forward Tony Richter added 18, first year guard Matt Opalko hit for 17 and fifth year post J.P. Lynch chipped in with 10. On Thursday night at the Duckworth Centre, the Wesmen lost a close one to the same Bisons 67-65, in the annual Duckworth Challenge game. 1-15 Winnipeg welcomes the 5-11 Regina Cougars to the Duckworth Centre on Friday and Saturday night.
The No. 6 ranked Wesmen looked sharp on the weekend as they rolled to two 3-0 match victories over the No. 7 ranked Regina Cougars. The Wesmen improve to 8-8 in the Canada West Conference, with four matches left to play. Winnipeg currently sits in the magic fourth spot in the Conference, securely in the playoffs, but more importantly Canada West has been allotted four spots in the upcoming Nationals. Fourth year middle Andrea Charbonneau had herself a great weekend, checking in with 33 kills and 16 digs, while fourth year left side Aynsley Laluk picked up 17 kills and 18 digs and third year left side Jocelyne Roy added 15 kills and 16 digs. The Wesmen travel to Edmonton on the weekend where they face the No.2 ranked Alberta Pandas in a pair of matches.
The No. 4 ranked Wesmen upped their Canada West Conference record to 9-7 with a pair of 3-0 match victories over the Regina Cougars on the weekend. Fifth year middle Cam Dobie had a two match total of 20 kills and 9 digs, third year outside Dave Bishop picked up 17 kills and 7 digs, while fifth year outside Stephen Ens racked up 18 kills, 7 digs and 7 service aces. Winnipeg finds themselves in fifth spot in the Canada West Conference (the top six teams qualify for the playoffs) with four matches remaining to be played. The Wesmen face a stiff challenge this weekend when they take on the No. 1 ranked Alberta Golden Bears Edmonton.
The Wesmen were awarded with the No. 1 ranking in the country last week and promptly went out and beat the No. 7 ranked Manitoba Bisons in the annual Duckworth Challenge game. But on Saturday night it was a different story as the Bisons brought Winnipeg back down to earth with a win at the U of M campus.
On Thursday fourth year guard JoAnne Wells had 23 points and 9 rebounds, and fifth year guard Sally Kaznica added 20 points in the 69-59 victory.
On Saturday night fourth year post Heather Thompson’s 17 points and 7 rebounds weren’t enough as the Wesmen went down to defeat 79-68. JoAnne Wells chipped in with 14 points and 9 rebounds.
And things don’t get any easier. This weekend the 12-4 Wesmen entertain the No. 3 ranked Regina Cougars. Regina sits atop the Canada West Conference standings with a 15-1 record. After that Winnipeg rounds out the regular season with a trip to the west coast and dates with the No. 2 ranked UBC Thunderbirds and No. 4 ranked Victoria Vikes.