U Sports Women Set To Begin 2017-18 Season With Exhibition Matches

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 13th, 2017 | News, USports (Canada)

This weekend begins the U Sports women’s volleyball season, the Canadian collegiate league. The Canadian season runs a little bit differently than the NCAA runs their volleyball season, extending play until March. The teams will start in September of October, depending, playing in a number of exhibition matches until the conference season begins in mid to late October.

To end the top-10 polls for the league, prior to the start of the finals, Toronto was ranked #1 with an undefeated record of 19-0, while Alberta came in second followed by UBC. Two of these three teams will begin their season this weekend with exhibition matches.

The league’s matches begin on Thursday, September 14 a number of exhibition matches:

September 14

  • Calgary vs. UCB – 5 PM PDT
  • Saskatchewan vs. Alberta – 7 PM MDT

September 15

  • Saskatchewan vs. Calgary – 5 PM MDT
  • UBC vs. MacEwan – 4 PM PDT

September 16

  • Saskatchewan vs. Mount Royal – 3 PM MDT
  • McMaster vs. UBC – 4 PM PDT

Last season, UBC finished the year with the U Sports title over Alberta in the finals 3-1. The team lost their star player from the season in Danielle Brisebois, who posted 20 kills on a .356 hitting clip and eight digs in the title match.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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