Six victories in a row — including a weekend sweep of the third-ranked Alberta Pandas — has the Trinity Western Spartan women’s volleyball team in the U Sports top 10 for the first time this season.
The Spartans won 3-1 and 3-2 over the weekend at the Langley Events Centre as they improved to 7-3.
The Spartans won the first and third sets by scores of 25-16 and 26-24 while Alberta took set two and four (25-23 and 25-21).
The fifth set was 15-9.
Hilary Howe led TWU with a career-high 20 kills while Linda Damerau had 11 kills. Brie O’Reilly also had a huge game with a career-high 44 assists to go along with 17 digs while Avery Heppell had 10 blocks and five kills.
Friday’s match again saw the team split the first two sets 26-24 TWU and 25-20 for Alberta. But the Spartans won 25-21 and 25-17 to take the game.