The University of British Columbia

RECAP: Heat take Weekend from Spartans

Photo courtesy of Scott Stewart
Photo courtesy of Scott Stewart

LANGLEY – The UBC Okanagan Heat completed the weekend sweep of the Trinity Western Spartans with a 3-1 victory Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C.

The 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22 victory improved the No. 9 Heat to 3-1 in Canada West conference play, while the loss drops the Spartans to 1-3.

UBC Okanagan have been in Canada West since 2011 and this is the first time they have swept the Trinity Western Spartans in the season series. The Heat have now swept all 13 other teams at least once in a season series.

Set Summaries
UBCO picked up where they left off in last night's 3-0 win over the Spartans. The Heat jumped out to 15-12 lead at the technical timeout, before taking the opening set 25-20.

TWU made some line up adjustments in the second set, which paid dividends in the second set. The Spartans took an early 8-3 lead and before the Heat regained a 16-14 lead at the timeout. The two teams matched each other to 22-22, before TWU was able to take the final three points to even up the match with a 25-22 win.

The third set was an evenly played match to the 21-21 point. From there the Heat were able to outscore the Spartans 4-0 to take a 2-1 lead with a 25-21 third set win.

The Heat took control of the fourth set as they held a significant lead, 16-9, at the technical timeout. However, the Spartans rallied and took eight of the next nine points to cut the margin to one point, trailing 17-16. UBC Okanagan regained control with a 7-3 ru n to sit at match point with a 24-19 lead. Trinity Western held off three straight points before surrendering the set and the match 25-22.

What's next
The Spartans will have a bye weekend before heading to Manitoba to face the Brandon Bobcats on November 10 and 11. UBC Okanagan will head home to host the Mount Royal Cougars on November 3 and 4.

All of those games can be watched live on canadawest.tv

~ With notes from Scott Stewart, Spartans Communications