Volume 95, Issue 15

Wednesday, September 26, 2001
 
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SPORTS

Mustangs suffer first loss

Making some waves

Mustangs climb the mountain

Women's volleyball served up in Montreal

Let's have some hockey hooliganism

Women's volleyball served up in Montreal

The Western women's volleyball team got familiar with Ontario's busiest highway as they journeyed East on the 401 to the University of Montreal for a tournament this past weekend.

The Mustangs had a winning record in five matches, going 3-2 in four matches against CIS schools and one match versus NCAA competition. Western head coach Dean Lowrie said he was happy with the way his team played.

"I was actually very happy [with the teams performance]. We lost a lot of players to graduation and we've got a lot of young players. We're sort of turning over a new leaf," Lowrie said.

There are still some of the same characters on that leaf who experienced OUA success in the past three years. Lowrie said that while there are many young spikers and blockers in the Mustangs' ranks this year, the core of the team will be the veteran leaders.

"We've got six experienced players and they're going to play the majority of the volleyball," Lowrie said. The coach added that just being along for the ride can serve to help the first-year players.

One of the leaders on the team is fourth-year setter Rachel Loewen. She said being a veteran on a young team, means there is no choice but to be a leader.

"You have to be [a leader]. After three years of playing with the same people, you can get into a groove and it's a change of pace this year – but change is good," Loewen said.

–Ryan Dixon






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