The Winnipeg Wesmen had a triumphant start to their non-conference women's volleyball season on Friday.
The Wesmen women knocked off the Alberta Pandas 3-1 (25-18, 25-14, 23-25, 25-21) at the Regina Invitational Tournament, an event that annually serves as the unofficial kick off to the non-conference season for a number of Canada West teams.
The Wesmen followed the win over Alberta with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-20) loss to Saskatchewan in a second match Friday night.
"We served very well as a team and placed a lot of pressure on their receive," Wesmen interim head coach Phil Hudson said. "We played tenacious defence and showed a lot of character after losing Set 3 and being down most of Set 4."
"Saskatchewan was very aggressive with their serve and we were out of system most of the match," Hudson said. "We need to improve our first contact to run a more effective offence."
The tournament continues with matches Saturday against Manitoba and Regina, and Sunday in the close-out match against Mount Royal.