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WVB | Wesmen season ends at hands of Spartans

Rylie Dickson sets the ball for a Winnipeg attack during a women's volleyball match in Langley, B.C., on Friday, February 21, 2020. (TWU Spartans photo)
Rylie Dickson sets the ball for a Winnipeg attack during a women's volleyball match in Langley, B.C., on Friday, February 21, 2020. (TWU Spartans photo)

LANGLEY, B.C. — The return to the post-season for the Winnipeg Wesmen was ended Friday by the top team in Canada.

The No. 1-ranked Trinity Western Spartans held the Wesmen women's volleyball team to .074 attacking and prevailed in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-16) Canada West quarter-final match that gave the Spartans a 2-0 win in the best-of-three series. 

Emma Parker and Kalena Schulz, playing in her final match, had seven kills apiece to lead the Wesmen. Ashleigh Laube had a team-high nine digs. 

Haille Bujan hit a team-high .500 — three kills on six swings — and added four digs, a solo block and four block assists.

Setter Rylie Dickson, also playing her last match, had 21 assists, an ace, six digs and two block assists.

The Spartans got 15 kiills from Hilary Howe, who hit .625 and added two aces and seven digs. Howe did not commit an attacking error in 24 swings. 

Winnipeg's brightest spot was showing some battle in the second set when the Wesmen went on an eight-point run to take an 11-4 run and force a TWU timeout. 

The Spartans chipped away at that deficit, but the Wesmen still led 18-15 before the Spartans won five of the next six points to take a 20-19 lead. The set was tied at 21 when Trinity went on a three-point run to take control.

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