Cougars complere sweep of Huskies on court
The University of Regina Cougars completed a weekend sweep with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-18) win over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
Regina's sweep moves them to 3-1 on the season, while the Huskies start the season 0-2. A night earlier, the Cougars defeated the Huskies 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-17).
For the Cougars, Beth Clark had a match-high 13 kills and eight digs and Meagan Onstad had nine kills and six digs. Cougar Rebecca Rink had a match-high 13 digs. Rookie Candace Hueser was the best on the night for the Huskies with 10 kills and four digs. Ashley Schurko was next in line with four kills and eight digs.
The Cougars made quick work of the Huskies in set one of the match. Tied at two the Cougars Kaitlyn Hughes went on an eight point service run to give Regina a 10-2 lead. After the Huskies traded points back and fourth for a short period Solveig Nilson continued Regina's strong play leading her team to nine points in a row on a service run. The Cougars scored the 25th point on a successful attack by Hughes.
Saskatchewan had a stronger effort in the second set keeping within one or two points of the Cougars for the early portions of the game. Regina was the first to eight points (8-6). A kill by Haley Manson gave the Huskies a 10-9 lead, but the Cougars were able to get the ball right back with a Hughes attack straight down the middle. A bad reception on a serve gave the Cougars back an 11-10 lead, followed by a Clark kill. The Huskies stayed right with the Cougars point-for-point to be down by one until the 12th point where the Cougars took over reaching 16 points first and went on to win 25-18.
Battling point-for-point for the majority of the third set, the
Cougars started to pull away around the 10th point and were the
first to 16. Regina continued to lead the Huskies to the 25-18
final. Tiffany Herman had four points in a row on serves for the
Both the Cougars and Huskies will hit the road next week. Regina will travel to Kamloops, B.C. to face the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack, while the Huskies will head to Brandon to meet the Brandon University Bobcats.