Cascades homestand: four varsity teams play at home this weekend (basketball and volleyball)

Haven’t caught a Cascades game this season? Here’s your chance! Can you say HOMESTAND?

All four varsity teams currently playing will be hosting at home this weekend, including the ranked No. 2 i Canada 6-0 women’s basketball team, the 9-1 first-place women’s volleyball team, the 3-3 men’s basketball team, and the 1-9 men’s volleyball team. Don’t let this season slip by without seeing a game!

 

Games are at 6 pm Friday and Saturday (women’s volleyball and basketball), 8 pm Friday and Saturday (men’s volleyball and basketball).

UFV Cascades Varsity Schedule, weekend of November 23, 2012

Canada West Basketball

Friday, November 23
Women:  6pm Manitoba Bisons
Men:        8pm Manitoba Bisons   www.CanadaWest.tv

Saturday, November 24
Women:  5pm Winnipeg Wesmen
Men:         7pm Winnipeg Wesmen www.CanadaWest.tv

Last home games before the Canada West holiday break, come see two of the CIS’s top ten teams in Canada West action at the Envision Athletic Centre.  The women’s basketball team, are currently in first place in the Pacific Division, of Canada West and are one of only two teams still undefeated at 6-0, the other are the Calgary Dinos.  Led by Nicole Wierks, Chilliwack, BC, who scored 35 points on the weekend, including a game high 21 points in UFV’s first ever regular season double overtime victory, 88-82, over UBC. The Cascades, ranked number two in Canada, have a very talented veteran team that keeps improving with each conference game.

The men’s basketball team are also in the hunt for a division title, sitting at 3-3, in the Pacific Division, this young Cascade team is nationally ranked 8th in Canada.  Led by a pair of veteran fifth year seniors, Kyle Grewal, Surrey, BC and Sam Freeman, Coquitlam, BC who combined for 59 points in the weekend split with UBC, in Vancouver, the Cascades have played an up tempo exciting brand of basketball under first year head coach Adam Friesen.

The Cascades host Manitoba and Winnipeg this weekend before one last road trip to Brandon and Regina before the holiday break takes effect.  The men’s basketball team defeated Manitoba, 101-76 and Winnipeg, 89-69, last year at the EAC, breaking the team’s weekend record for most points scored in a two game Canada West weekend series with 190.  UFV would go on to break the century mark four times last year.  The women also swept their Manitoba opponents defeating the Bisons, 75-33 and Wesmen, 75-51.  That also was a school record as they posted 150 points over the weekend and defensively holding Manitoba to 33 team points is a new team record for holding an opponent to a low score.

The UFV women’s volleyball team is currently in first place in league play.

PACWEST Volleyball

Friday, November 23
Women:  6pm Douglas C Royals
Men:        8pm Douglas C Royals  www.sportscanada.tv
Saturday, November 24
Women:  6pm Douglas Royals
Men:         8pm Douglas Royals  www.sportscanada.tv

The UFV Cascades women’s volleyball team split with the defending PACWEST and CCAA champions VIU Mariners, on the weekend defeating the Mariners on Saturday, 3-1.  UFV is now 9-1 and in first place by one game. The Cascades final two regular season matches before the holiday break are this weekend against Douglas College (3-7), at the Envision Athletic Centre.  The Cascades men’s volleyball team also host the Royals (9-1) this weekend; UFV is currently 1-9 and looking to improve on their seventh place position before the break.

Last year the men’s volleyball team defeated Douglas at New Westminster before dropping the final three matches, the women’s team swept Douglas only losing one set in four matches.

For further information on UFV Cascades athletics contact David Kent, sports information, 604-309-7658 – email:  david.kent@ufv.ca

The UFV Cascades are members of Canada West (CIS) and PACWEST (CCAA) with 140 student-athletes participating on nine varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, rowing, soccer, volleyball and men’s golf. UFV athletics plays its home games in the Envision Athletic Centre (Abbotsford, BC), Exhibition Field and Chilliwack Golf & Country Club (Chilliwack, BC) and rows at the Fort Langley Rowing Club (Fort Langley, BC).  Follow the Cascades on Twitter @ufvcascades and Facebook (UFV Cascades Athletics) or visit the department’s web site at www.ufvcascades.ca

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