WINNIPEG – The No.8 University of Alberta Pandas extend the win streak to four games and keep a hold on fourth place in the Canada West standings with a weekend series sweep on Saturday night.
Kory White again led the Alberta Pandas in kills, notching 16 Saturday night in a 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-18) victory over the Wesmen in a Canada West women's volleyball match at the Duckworth Centre.
The Wesmen have lost 19 Canada West matches in a row, a by-product of having a team populated almost entirely by first- and second-year players.
The Wesmen will head to Edmonton next weekend for two matches against the MacEwan Griffins, who stand just two points above the Wesmen in the conference standings with a 2-20 record and immersed currently in a seven-match losing streak.
Kalena Schulz led the Wesmen (1-21) Saturday with eight kills and a match-high nine digs. Emma Parker added seven and eight, respectively, and setter Rylie Dickson had a team-high four blocks.
Alberta improved to 13-9 and kept its hopes of hosting a first-round series alive in the process. The Pandas came into Saturday two points back of fourth-place Trinity Western.
Alberta has now won four in a row and six of its last seven. The Pandas haven't dropped a set in four straight matches.
Shauntelle Hogg and Erin Corbett both added eight kills, while Hogg had a match-high five blocks.