Volume 94, Issue 74

Friday, February 2, 2001


Mustang men win Brock battle

Western women net victory

Volleyball showdown at Western

Volleyball showdown at Western

This weekend the women's volleyball team will face their toughest competition of the new year when the University of Toronto Varsity Blues come to town.

The Mustangs have gone undefeated since their return from the break, and arguably, uncontested. They have spent their last three games entertaining themselves on the court with new lines and new plays, easily winning by no less than a two set margin in each contest.

However, this weekend, things could be different, according to Mustang head coach Dean Lowrie. "Toronto is a really good team. I think it's going to be a bit of a battle."

Lowrie noted the Mustangs beat the Blues 3-1 in a November match-up, though he said the win was by no means an easy one.

Currently the Mustangs are nationally ranked ninth overall, and have bragging rights as the only Ontario team to have cracked the top 10. Western has a 13-1 record on the season with 26 points, while Toronto has a comparative 18 points with their 10-2 record.

The Mustangs are perched atop a first place pedestal in the Ontario University Athletics West Division rankings, while the Blues are threatening a first place run on the York Yeowomen from the ranks of their second place seed. The Blues defeated Queen's in a hot contest earlier this week.

Western middle blocker Katherine Kiss is also currently leading the country in blocks for Western, and following closely behind her is her fifth-year team member Sonja Janischewski, who is third in the country with blocks.

Game time is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Alumni Hall.

–Jessica Leeder

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