In a battle of the provincial rivals, the Huskies women’s volleyball team came out on the losing end.
The Dogs dropped two matches to the University of Regina Cougars on Jan. 17 and 18 in the Physical Activity Complex to fall to 7-9 on the season. The two teams remain in a battle for the seventh and final playoff spot in the Canada West division.
It was anybody’s game on Friday night, with the teams splitting the opening two sets, but the Cougars took the match 3-1 after sneaking out a tight third set. The Cougars won a 27-25 battle to take a decisive two sets to one lead, and wrapped up the fourth 25-17.
Kayla Tycholiz led the Huskies with 12 digs and four blocks. Candace Hueser tallied 10 kills and five digs.
The Cougars had an easier time on Saturday night with a 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-12) win. The Huskies held a set point in the second but it was quickly erased with a kill from the visiting side. The teams traded points until a kill from Cougar Desiree Ates sealed the set.
Hueser led with 12 kills and the Tycholiz contributed eight. Libero Haley Williams recorded seven digs.
The Huskies take on the University of Calgary Dinos on Jan. 24 and 25 in Calgary, Alta.