Huskies to play for bronze in Canada West women’s soccer

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Saskatchewan now meet the MacEwan University Griffins to decide third place qualifying for the upcoming U Sports National Championship tournament in Cape Breton.

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This is the second chance for the University of Saskatchewan women’s soccer team.

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The U of S Huskies will play for the bronze medal on Saturday at the Canada West Final Four tournament in Langley, B.C., after losing 1-0 to the Trinity Western University Spartans on Friday in semi final.

Kathryn Harvey scored the only goal for the Spartans, who outscored the Huskies 16-3.

Saskatchewan now meet the MacEwan University Griffins to decide third place qualifying for the upcoming U Sports National Championship tournament in Cape Breton.

The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds shut out MacEwan 2-0 in Friday’s other semi.

With their wins on Friday, Trinity Western and UBC qualified for the national championships.

OPENING AT THE BASKETBALL HOUSE

The U of S Huskies will bring in the Bronze Baby and unveil their U Sports National Championship banner on Saturday night, but Friday was opening night at home at the Physical Activity Complex.

The Huskies improved to 3-0 in the Canada West game this season with an 81-48 victory over the University of Regina Cougars in Game 1.

Summer Masikewich led Saskatchewan with 27 points, nine rebounds, five blocked shots and three steals. Libby Epoch added 11 points. Katriana Philipenko and Tea DeMong scored nine points each.

On the men’s side, Saskatchewan lost an 87-76 decision to Regina to fall 2-1 in the Canada West conference this season. Benjamin Hills led the Cougars with 25 points and Josiah Thomas added 13 points.

Alex Dewar was the Huskies’ leading scorer with 30 points. Marquavian Stephens added 19 points and Nervens Demosthene had 17.

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UNDUCTED HOCKEY DOGS

The Hockey Dogs defeated the Regina Cougars 6-2 in a Canada West warm-up game on Friday in Regina.

D-man rookie Ty Prefontaine scored twice to lead the Huskies, who had shorthanded goals from Justin Ball and Carter Folk. Dawson Holt and Jaxan Kaluski also scored for Saskatchewan, who topped Regina 39-16.

Travis Child made 14 saves for his second straight win this season as the Huskies improved to 4-0 in the conference game.

In the Canada West women, the expanding Trinity Western Spartans took a 1-0 victory over the Huskies in double overtime.

OPENING OF THE VOLLEYBALL SEASON

In the Canada West volleyball season opener on Friday in Brandon, Man., The visiting U of S Huskies went out short in both men’s and women’s games.

The Brandon University Bobcats won the women’s game 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 12-25, 25-20) before securing a 3-2 victory (25-19, 21-25, 24-26, 15 -8) in the men’s match.

On the women’s side, Emily Koshinsky led the Huskies with 20 kills and three aces. Mandi Fraser added 13 kills, two aces and two blocks.

On the men’s side, Levi Olson had 13 kills. Dylan Mortensen and rookie Skylar Varga added 11 each.

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