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Volleyball News Update
Krahn, Friesen, and Hildebrand setting up at the net (L to R)

On Saturday, November 26, Providence men’s volleyball took on the University of Winnipeg and lost 1-3 (19-25, 24-26, 27-25, 15-25). The Freemen came out flat in the first set, giving up a run of 7 points in the middle of the set which they were unable to come back from. Although the scores in the 2nd and 3rd set were close, they fought the ball on serve receive and were not able to be balanced on offense. Coach Peters comments, “Overall, it was as poor an effort as we have had in a long time and we have much to learn from this experience.”

Notable stats: Delmer Krahn- 15 kills, 2 blocks; Kevin Hildebrand- 12 kills 2 blocks and 6 digs; Bryton Arnal- 4 kills, 2 aces.

The team responded well on Sunday, November 27, following the tough loss the previous day. Struggling with intensity in the first set, Providence pushed through with some tough serving and came back from a 15-9 deficit to steal the set. Coach Peters reflects, “Our serve receive was improved and only got stronger as the match wore on and we started to wear down their offence.” Paul Warkentin (Steinbach, MB) did a great job spreading around the team’s attack, giving the team a great balance and keeping the Wesmen guessing. Delmer Krahn (New Bothwell, MB) and Kevin Hildebrand (Bergthal, Paraguay) lead the team offensively. Krahn hit at a 50% efficiency level on Sunday. Josh Doerksen (New Bothwell, MB) went down with an ankle injury late in the 4th set and Ewart Krahn (New Bothwell, MB) came off the bench and came through with a huge late kill to help put the match away winning 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23).

Notable stats: Delmer Krahn- 15 kills; Kevin Hildebrand-12 kills, 6 digs; Josh Doerksen- 11 kills; Josh Friesen- 10 kills; Paul Warkentin- 50 assists, 2 aces, 2 blocks.

Amanda Dueck elevating for attack

Positive results cap off the weekend for the Lady Freemen who won back to back games against the College Wesmen. On Saturday, November 26, they won three sets to none (25-18, 25-20, and 25-18) and Sunday, November 27, they won three sets to one (25-10, 25-17, 18-25, 25-15).

Commenting on the game, Coach Masterson adds, “We played fairly well for the weekend. We had some break downs in intensity levels at various times, but overall I am happy with how we executed our game plan”.

Notable stats (games combined): Jessica Hamm- 17 kills; Amanda Dueck- 15 kills; Atira Clunis- 14 kills; Katelyn Corbin- 22 digs; Christa Penner- 54 assists.

Upcoming home games for PUC volleyball will take place this Friday, December 2nd (6pm- women; 8pm men) and Saturday, December 3rd (2pm-women; 3:30pm-men) against Red River College.

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