Wesmen Game Results  Feb 3 - Feb 6, 2010


Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Women's Volleyball @ Manitoba

Manitoba def WESMEN 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-19)

WESMEN FALL TO BISONS IN THREE

The Manitoba Bisons recovered from a slow start to defeat the Winnipeg Wesmen 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-19) in a rare Wednesday evening match at the University of Manitoba.Manitoba improves their record to 13-5.

Winnipeg falls to 6-10, one game behind the Calgary Dinos for the final playoff spot in the Canada West Conference.

Winnipeg played a solid opening set leading 8-5 at the first technical timeout only to see the Bisons come back to to take a 16-14 lead at the second break in the set. A determined Wesmen squad recovered after the timeout to score four straight points to take an 18-16 lead. The Wesmen continued their aggressive style and pushed the score to 22-17 when things went downhill. The Bisons rallied off seven straight points to take a 24-22 lead. Manitoba went on to win the opening set 25-23.

The second set belonged to the Bisons. Manitoba jumped out an 8-4 lead at the first break and extended their lead to 16-11 at the second technical. Manitoba would go on to outscore the Wesmen 9-3 late in the set to win the second set 25-14.

The third set started out a close affair with Manitoba holding a slim 8-7 lead at the first timeout. A big kill by Ashley Voth gave the Bisons a 16-11 lead at the second break. Manitoba extended their lead late in the set to 24-17. First year Wesmen player Sonia Rossy put away back-to-back kills to close the gap to 24-19 only to see Voth close out the match with a kill to give the Bisons a 25-19 set win.

" I thought we played a great first set, we had them on the ropes but we got too concerned with not losing vs playing to win", added Wesmen Head Coach Diane Scott.

Sarah Morrissette led the Bisons with 10 kills and 19 digs. Kristi Hunter added nine kills. Ashley Voth finished with seven kills, 19 digs and three blocks.

The Wesmen were led by Lauren Sears with 13 kills and five blocks. Alix Krahn and Sonia Rossy finished with six kills each. Ariel Smith, playing in the libero position had 16 digs.

Winnipeg will now prepare to face the Regina Cougars (10-6) on Friday and Saturday at the Duckworth Centre. Match time is 6:00 p.m. (Friday) and 8:00 p.m. (Saturday).




Away - Men's Volleyball @ Manitoba

WESMEN def Manitoba 3-1 (13-25, 25-21, 25-18, 26-24)

WESMEN REGROUP TO BEAT BISONS

The saying, it is not how you start but how you finish, fit the Wesmen on this night. The Winnipeg Wesmen came back from a sluggish opening set to defeat the Manitoba Bisons 3-1 (13-25, 25-21, 25-18, 26-24) Wednesday night at the University of Manitoba.

The victory extends the Wesmen's current winning streak to seven and improves their record to  9-5. The loss drops Manitoba to 7-9 on the regular season.

Winnipeg had trouble in a sluggish opening set. Manitoba held a slim 8-6 lead at the first technical timeout but outscored the Wesmen 8-3 to extend their lead to 1-9 at the second break. The Bisons carried the play for the remainder of the set eventually winning 25-13. Winnipeg had an attack percentage of only 0.65 in the opening set compared to .400 for Manitoba.

Things turned around nicely for the Wesmen in the second set. Better blocking and solid play by fifth year player Andrew Town led the Wesmen to leads of 8-7 and 16-13 at the timeouts. Manitoba closed the gap to 24-21 but a Bison attack error gave the Wesmen a 25-21 set two win to even the match.

In the third set impressive rookie Matt Schriemer pounded away two kills early in the set to help Winnipeg lead 8-4 at the first technical. The Wesmen continued their strong play both on offense and defense and extended their lead to 16-9 at the second set break. Manitoba closed the gap to 23-18 late in the set but a big block by Justin Duff followed by an attack error gave the Wesmen the set by a score of 25-18.

Manitoba came ouot focused in the fourth set and were leading 8-7 at the first technical timeout until the Wesmen "triple threat" of Duff, Town and Schriemer led the team to a 16-12 lead at the second timeout. The teams exchanged points to 24-23 (Wesmen) when Manitoba tied the score at 24-24 on a called carry ball by the Wesmen but on the next point Maurice Williams came up with a big block to make the score 25-24 and on the next play Andrew Town pounded home match point to give Winnipeg a 26-24 win in set number four.

Andrew Town led the Wesmen with 14 kills. Matt Schriemer added 12 kills and six blocks. Justin Duff finished with 11 kills and seven blocks. Marc Ross led the team in digs with 13. Setter Dan Lother finished with 41 assists and served up a pair of aces.

Manitoba was led by Chris Voth with 14 kills. Dane Pischke added 11. Ryan Munt led the Bisons with 11 digs. Joseph Brooks had a team high seven blocks.

The Wesmen will host the Regina Cougars (0-14) for a two match series on Friday and Saturday at the Duckworth Centre. Match time on Friday is 8:00 p.m. Saturday the action begins at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Women's Volleyball
- WESMEN 2  Regina 3 (25-20, 25-15, 18-25, 22-25, 16-14)
Men's Volleyball - WESMEN 3  Regina 0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-22)
Women's Basketball - WESMEN 59  Regina 68
Men's Basketball - WESMEN 86  Regina 94

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Regina def WESMEN 3-2 (25-20, 25-15, 18-25, 22-25, 16-14)

WESMEN COMEBACK FALLS SHORT
The Wesmen were poised to make a comeback for the ages but fell just short. The sixth ranked Regina Cougars held on to defeat the Winnipeg Wesmen 3-2 (25-20, 25-15, 18-25, 22-25, 16-14) in a thrilling five set affair Friday night at the Duckworth Centre in Winnipeg.

The Wesmen fought back from a 2-0 deficit to win sets three and four to force a deciding fifth set.

The win by Regina improves their record to 11-6. The Wesmen fall to 6-11, in the race with the Calgary Dinos for the final playoff spot in the Canada West Conference standings.

Fifth year middle Beth Clark led the Cougars with 18 kills. Meagan Onstad had 15 kills. Rebecca Rink finished with 20 defensive digs. Solveig Nilson was in on five blocks. Setter Tiffany Hermann had 49 set assists.

Third year middle Lauren Sears had her best match of her career finishing with a match high 19 kills. Ariel Smith added 12 kills and three service aces. Sonia Rossy led the team with 20 defensive digs. Alix Krahn was in on three blocks to lead the team. First year setter Danica Hughes finished with 40 assists.

The Cougars had control early on in the first set racing out to a quick 6-0 lead. The Cougars held a lead of 8-2 at the first tech nical. Regina built a 13-7 lead when the Wesmen responded with five straight points to cut the lead to 13-12. The Cougars gained back the momentum
leading 16-13 at the second break before eventually closing ourt the opening set 25-20.

Set number two belonged to the Cougars leading 8-5 and 16-10 at the technical timeouts. The Cougars went on to win set number two 25-15.

Winnipeg's comeback began in set number three with the Wesmen leading at the first timeout 8-4 and thanks to back-to-back sservice aces by Ariel Smith went into the second timeout with a 16-10 lead. The Wesmen went on to win the set 25-17.

In the fourth set, the Cougars led 8-4 and 16-10 at the technical timeouts and extended their lead to 20-14 when the Wesmen scored five straight points to trail 20-19 late in the set. Two big kills by Smith down the stretch helped the Wesmen win the fourth set 25-22.

Winnipeg looked to complete the copmeback in the fifth set jumping out to a 10-6 lead, until the Cougars roared back scoring four straight points to knot the score at 10-10. Regina leading 14-11 and were on the verge of closing out the match but the determined Wesmen squad fought off three match points to tie the score at 14-14. Regina scored the final two points to win the fifth set 16-14.

The two teams will complete their weekend series saturday night at the Duckworth Centre. Match time is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

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WESMEN def Regina 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-22)

WESMEN SWEEP COUGARS, EXTEND WIN STREAK TO EIGHT

The Winnipeg Wesmen continued their impressive play of late sweeping the Regina Cougars 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-22) Friday night at the Duckworth Centre in Winnipeg.

The victory improves the Wesmen's record to 10-5 and extends their current winning streak to eight matches. The Cougars remain winless on the season with a 0-15 record.

Marc Ross, had one of his best matches as a Wesmen finishing with a match high 15 kills. Justin Duff added 11 kills and a match high five blocks. Matt Schriemer had seven kills. Dan Lother finished with 32 assists and a match high four service aces.

Winnipeg came out strong in the opening set leading 8-5 and 16-10 at the technical timeouts before eventually going on to win the opening set 25-22. The duo of Ross and Duff combined for 11 kills in the opening set.

The Wesmen kept the momentum on their side in the second set leading 8-6 at the first technical and going on a 8-2 run to open up a 16-8 at the second break. The Wesmen went on to win the second set 25-17. Winnipeg finished the second set with an attack percentage of .500.

The third set belonged to Winnipeg, leading 8-6 and 16-9 at the timeouts. Head coach Larry McKay rested some of his starters and gave his bench players some valuable court time. The Wesmen closed out the match winning the third set 25-22.

The two teams will continue their series Saturday night in the early match of the evening. Match time is 6:00 p.m.


 Away - Women's Basketball @ Regina

WESMEN 59  Regina 68

WESMEN UPENDED BY COUGARS

 The Winnipeg Wesmen were defeated by the Regina Cougars 68-59 Friday night in Regina, Saskatchewa.

Winnipeg started on a great note jumping out to a 16-8 lead after the opening frame and held on to a slim 32-28 lead at halftime.

The Cougars took control in the second half outscoring the Wesmen 41-27. Winnipeg struggled with their shooting in the second half connecting on 7-of-31 (23%) from the field.

Winnipeg pulled to within two pointts with just over three minutes left in the fourth quarter, but the Cougars held their ground and scored the final seven points of the game to secure the victory.

Joanna Zalesiak led the Cougars with 19 points and six assists. Lindsay Ledingham scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Amy Ogidan led Winnipeg with a game high 20 points. Jessica Stromberg and Kaitlin Rempel each added eight points.

The victory improves Regina's record to 15-2 on the season. Winnipeg with the loss drops to 10-8.

The two teams will meet on Saturday night to wrap up the weekend series. Game time is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.

Men's Basketball @ Regina

WESMEN 86  Regina 94

WESMEN HANG IN TOUGH WITH COUGARS

The Winnipeg Wesmen put on their best offensive display this season in a 94-86 loss to the Regina Cougars Friday night in Regina.

Jimmy Scroggins led the Cougars with 23 points. Kris Heshka scored 20 and hauled down 14 rebounds. Jeff Lukomski finished with 16 and Paul Schubach scored 13 points.

Eric Zimmerman and Peter Lomuro each scored career highs of 26 and 29 points respectively to lead the Wesmen in scoring. Guard Nick Lother added 14 points.

The Cougars were in total control in the opening half opening up a 53-33 advantage at halftime.

Winnipeg cut into the Cougar lead going on a late 10-3 run in the third quarter while outscoring their opponents 29-22 to trail 75-62 after three.

The Wesmen continued to chip away at the lead in the fourth quarter. Back-to-back three-pointers by Eric Zimmerman and Nick Lother cut the lead to just seven points with
1:44 left in the fourth quarter, but the Cougars were able to keep the Wesmen at bay down the stretch.

The victory improves Regina's record to 9-8. Winnipeg remains winless at 0-18.

The two teams will tip off again on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Men's Volleyball - WESMEN 3  Regina 0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-19)
Women's Volleyball - WESMEN 2  Regina 3 (21-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11)
Women's Basketball - WESMEN 51  Regina 62
Men's Basketball - WESMEN 79  Regina 98


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WESMEN def Regina 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-19)

WESMEN COMPLETE SWEEP AGAINST COUGARS

The Winnipeg Wesmen completed a two match sweep against the Regina Cougars with an impressive 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-19) victory Saturday night in Winnipeg.

The Wesmen, now 11-5 and currently riding a nine match winning streak won the opening match of the weekend series Friday night in three straight sets. The Cougars remain winless on the season with a record of 0-16.

Marc Ross led the Wesmen in kills for the second consecutive night, finishing with 10 kills. Andrew Town had nine kills. Justin Duff added six. Matt Stubler led the Wesmen with nine defensive digs. Maurice Williams finished with two blocks. Town led the team with three service aces and Dan Lother had 20 assists.

Colin Finch led the Cougars with nine kills. Mathew Brooks finished with eight kills and a team leading eight digs. Jamie Wilkins had four blocks.

The Wesmen held the advantage in a tight beginning to the opening set leading 8-6 at the first technical timeout and holding off a determined Cougar team to hold a 16-14 lead at the second set break. Winnipeg broke the set wide open outscoring Regina 9-2 down the stretch to win the first set 25-16.

Set number two started out on a good note for Regina, jumping out to a quick 8-2 lead at the first timeout. Winnipeg battled back to tie the score at 12-12 and went on to lead 16-14 at the second break of the set. Winnipeg continued to lead at 24-21 and closed out the set on a kill by Emory Wells to make the set score 25-21.

The Wesmen took control in the third set racing out to leads of 8-4 and 16-14 at the technical breaks. Winnipeg outscored the Cougars 9-5 down to close out the match winning the third set 25-19.

Winnipeg will wrap up the regular season at home next Friday and Saturday against the Calgary Dinos. Regina will close out the season in Brandon against the Bobcats.



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Regina def WESMEN 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11)

WESMEN BATTLE COUGARS IN FIVE SET AFFAIR

For the second consecutive evening the two Canada West rivals went the distance. The Regina Cougars defeated a determined Winnipeg Wesmen squad 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11) Saturday evening at the Duckworth Centre in Winnipeg.

The Cougars needed five sets to defeat the Wesmen in Friday's opening match of the weekend.

The victory improves Regina's record to 12-6 on the season. The Wesmen fall to 6-12.

Fifth year middle Beth Clark led the Cougars with 17 kills and five blocks. Megan Onstad finished with 15 kills and a team leading 21 digs. Setter Tiffany Hermann had 45 assists.

Second year left/right side Ariel Smith had a strong match for the Wesmen finishing with 17 kills and 25 digs. Third year middle Lauren Sears had another strong outing finishing the match with 15 kills and four blocks. First year left side led the Wesmen with a match high 26 digs. Setter Danica Hughes had 44 assists and a pair of service aces.

In the opening set Winnipeg took control early on leading 8-6 at the first technical break and extending their lead to 16-11 at the second break. Regina made a move late in the set closing the gap to 23-21 but back-to-back kills by Sears and Smith gave the Wesmen a 25-21 first set win.

The Cougars made a move early in the second set leading 8-2 at the first timeout and 16-11 at the second break. Winnipeg closed the gap late in the set to 23-20, but the Cougars were able to close out the second set with a 25-22 advantage.

Regina carried the momentum into set number three leading 8-6 at the first break but the Wesmen stormed right back outscoring the Cougars 10-3 to grab a 16-11 lead at the second break. Winnipeg carried the momentum for the remainder of the third set that they eventually won 25-18.

The fourth set was a tight affair with the Cougars leading 8-7 at the first break before extending their lead to 16-11 at the second break. The Cougars went on to win the fourth set by a score of 25-21 to force a fifth and deciding set.

Winnipeg started the pivotal fifth set on a great note leading 8-4 at the midway point. The Cougars fought back to tie the score at 10-10. Kills by Winnipeg's Ariel Smith and Regina's Beth Clark knotted the score at 11-11. The Cougars closed out the match scoring four straight points to win the fifth set 15-11.

Winnipeg will close out the regular season at home next weekend against the Calgary Dinos. Regina will be on the road to face the Bobcats in Brandon.

Away - Women's Basketball @ Regina

WESMEN 51  Regina 62

WESMEN DEFEATED BY COUGARS

The Regina Cougars defeated the Winnipeg Wesmen 62-51 Saturday evening in Regina, Saskatchewan.

The victory by the second ranked Cougars improves their record to 16-2. Winnipeg's record sits at 10-9.

Regina had for players figuring in double digits. Brittany Read finished with 13 points and a game high 18 rebounds. Carmen Stewart finished with 12, followed by Stacey Walker with 11 and Joanna Zalesiak, 10 points.

Jessica Stromberg led the Wesmen with 13 points. catie Gooch, Randie Gibson and Amy Ogidan each scored nine points. Alex MacIver led the team with seven rebounds.

Regina built a 14-4 lead eight minutes into the first quarter only to see the Wesmen get back into the game in a hurry. Amy Ogidan and Randie Gibson drained back-to-back three pointers to cut the Cougar lead to 16-10, which turned out to be the score after the opening frame.

Winnipeg came out on fire in the second, scoring six unanswered points to tie the score at 16-16. Jessica Stromberg connected on a long three pointer to give the Wesmen a lead at 19-16. The teams exchanged baskets for the remainder of the quarter. The Cougars went into the halftime break leading 29-28.

Both teams struggled from the field in the opening half. Winnipeg connected on 21% while the Cougars were successful on 31% of their shots.

The Cougars outscored the Wesmen 15-14 in a tight third quarter to take a slim 44-42 lead into the final quarter.

Regina scored the opening eight points of the quarter to extend their lead to 52-42 three and half minutes in. Winnipeg closed the gap to 52-47 with under four minutes to play, but the Cougars outscored the Wesmen 10-4 down the stretch to secure the victory.

Winnipeg will wrap up their regular season schedule at home on Thursday night against their cross town rivals, the Manitoba Bisons. Game time is 6:00 p.m.

Away - Men's Basketball @ Regina

WESMEN 79  Regina 98

COUGARS DOWN WESMEN

The Regina Cougars completed a weekend sweep against the Winnipeg Wesmen with a 98-79 victory Saturday night in Regina.

The Cougars won the opening game of the  weekend series 94-86 Friday evening.

The win improves the Cougars record to 10-8. The Wesmen drop to 0-19.

Jeff Lukomski led the Cougars with 27 points. Jamal Williams had 23 points and 13 rebounds. Kris Heshka added 22 points.

Nick Lother led the Wesmen with 25 points. Peter Lomuro had 11 points, while Eric Zimmerman chipped in with ten.

Two points separated the Cougars and the Wesmen after one quarter,  but Regina went on an 11-2 run midway through the second to take control of the game. The Cougars took a ten-point lead into halftime and maintained the double-digit advantage through the majority of the third quarter.

A three-pointer by Nick Lother brought Winnipeg to within seven points with six minutes left in the fourth, but the Cougars pulled away from the Wesmen down the stretch to secure the win.

Winnipeg will host the Manitoba Bisons in their final game of the 2009-2010 season, Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m.