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Parker's big weekend earns Canada West 2nd star

Parker's big weekend earns Canada West 2nd star

Emma Parker was singled out by the Canada West conference for her impressive performances on the weekend.

Parker, a third-year left side with the Wesmen women's volleyball team averaged a double-double in Saskatoon last weekend as the Wesmen fought back to earn a split with the Saskatchewan Huskies.

Parker averaged 15.5 kills and 18.5 digs for the weekend while taking 107 swings over two nights.

On Friday, Parker set a season-high with 19 digs and put up 14 kills in a five-set Wesmen loss. 

She responded with another big night on Saturday in helping the Wesmen to a critical win. Parker notched a match-high 17 kills to go along with 18 digs as the Wesmen pulled out a five-set win as Winnipeg improved to 8-10 on the season. 

Saturday marked the eighth time in her last nine conference matches that Parker has scored double-digit kills and it was the second time this season she has posted two double-doubles in the same weekend. 

Parker's 55 swings Saturday night were also a season-high.

All told this conference season, Parker has 13 matches with double-digit kills and seven with double-digit digs.

She currently leads the team in kills and is sixth in the conference (199) and is sixth among outside hitters in digs with 179. 

Saturday's win kept the Wesmen in the top eight teams that will qualify for the post-season. The Wesmen sit in eighth, four points clear of Calgary — winners of four straight — and UBC-Okanagan, both of whom have two matches in hand on Winnipeg. 

The eight wins are the most for the Wesmen program since the 2015-16 season when they went 8-16. That season capped off a string of three straight eight-win campaigns. The Wesmen are looking to make the Canada West playoffs for the first time since 2011-12.

The Wesmen welcome the MacEwan Griffins for a pair of matches Friday and Saturday.