UFV Cascades women’s volleyball team win first PACWEST championship
The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women’s volleyball team captured the 2013 PACWEST championship in Cranbrook, BC defeating crosstown rivals the CBC Bearcats, 3-0. The Cascades will advance to the 2013 CCAA national championship tournament to be held the weekend of March 7-9, in Lloydminster, Alberta. This marks the program’s first conference title since entering the league in 2004.
The set scores were 25-19, 25-15 and 25-17. The Cascades close out PACWEST regular and post season with a sparkling 24-2 record. Kayla Bruce, Surrey, BC, Krista Hogewoning, Delta, BC and Kira Tome, Surrey, BC were named PACWEST tournament all-stars and Bruce the tournament Most Valuable Player.
UFV Cascades women’s basketball team defeat U Saskatchewan Huskies 73-58 to clinch quarterfinal Canada West playoff series in game three
The UFV Cascades women’s basketball team defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies by a score of 73-58 in a thrilling third game in Canada West quarterfinal playoff action at the Envision Athletics Centre. The Cascades won the best-of-three series and advance to the Canada West Final Four at Calgary, Alberta. Kayli Sartori finished off a solid night with to lead the Cascades with 19 points, four rebounds, and five assists. Sarah Wierks chipped in 13 points and five rebounds. Aieisha Luyken ended with 10 points, four rebounds, and six assists. Nicole Wierks played an astounding 35 minutes and while only having nine points on the night, six were in the final two minutes of the game. She also led UFV with 10 rebounds. The Cascades shot 43% in the second half, pulled down 33 total rebounds, and forced 27 Saskatchewan turnovers. “Really proud of our effort tonight, and very respectful of Saskatchewan and their program. They pushed us to the max but we didn’t break. Real team effort with key plays from so many different players. We’re excited to be going back to the Final Four,” commented Head Coach Al Tuchscherer. The victory marks the third straight year UFV has won the Canada West quarterfinal and moved onto the Final Four. The Cascades are looking to advance to their first CIS “Final 8” elite championship tournament, to be held in Regina, Saskatchewan in two weeks.
UFV Cascades Canada West Quarterfinal Schedule (Cascades win best 2 out of 3 series)
Women at Abbotsford, BC (EAC)
Thursday, February 21 Huskies 58 @ Cascades 65
Friday, February 22 Huskies 67 @ Cascades 56
Saturday, February 23 Huskies 58 @ Cascades 73
University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s basketball team defeat the UFV Cascades, 78-58, in game two of the Canada West quarterfinal series
The University of Saskatchewan Huskies men’s basketball team defeated the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, 78-58, in game two of the best of three Canada West quarterfinal playoff series, played in Saskatoon, Sk. The third and deciding game will be played Sunday night, in Saskatoon; game time is set for 5 pm PST. The winner of Sunday’s game goes to the Canada West Final Four next weekend at the home of the highest seed remaining after this weekend’s four quarterfinal series are concluded. Manny Dulay led the Cascades with 12 points, while Kevon Parchment and James York each scored 10. Parchment also had team-high six rebounds for UFV. “Saskatchewan came out strong tonight, we fell behind early and could not overcome their strong third quarter. We have an opportunity tomorrow to earn a berth in the Final Four but we will have to play like Friday night to earn the series win,” commented UFV head coach Adam Friesen.
UFV Cascades Canada West quarterfinal Schedule (Best 2 out of 3 series)
Men at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Fri, Feb 22 Cascades 83 @ Sask Huskies 64
Sat, Feb 23 Cascades 58 @ Sask Huskies 78
Sun, Feb 24 Cascades @ Sask Huskies 7pm CST (5 pm PST)
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