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Expanded Season For UBCO Volleyball

As UBC Okanagan volleyball teams approach their fourth round of CIS competition, both the men’s and women’s squads from Kelowna have high hopes for what will be a long Canada West season.

With the addition of Edmonton’s MacEwan University, the 2014-15 season — beginning Oct. 10 — features 24 conference games and two more weekends of play than in previous seasons.

Coming off a Canada West fourth-place finish, the Heat women earned a winning reputation they are anxious to build upon.

Meanwhile, the men continue to work diligently,  and the young guns have their eyes locked on another playoff push. With few departures on both sides, and the addition of a number of talented recruits, both Greg Poitras’ men’s team and Steve Manuel’s women’s crew are eager to make a splash in Canada’s top tier.

In 2010-11, seven of the 10 teams in Canada West made the playoffs, this season the top seven squads still qualify for the post season, yet there are now 13 teams fighting for those top seven positions.

FULL STORY: Okanagan Sports Page

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