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PACWEST Spike Night: Blues @ Cascades

Photo courtesy of UFV Cascades Athletics
Photo courtesy of UFV Cascades Athletics

This weekend the UFV Cascades will welcome the Capilano Blues for the PACWEST Spike Night on the women’s side.

The Cascades are coming off a weekend sweep of the CBC Bearcats to open the season. Amanda Matsui led the offence with 19 kills in just seven sets while Kim Bauder chipped in with 17 kills.

Friday night the Cascades will want to start off hot to keep their momentum going. In their first meeting with the Blues last year, the Cascades were swept, something no doubt on the mind of head coach Mike Gilray. ”Cap graduated a lot of fifth-years last year so they’re quite young, but they’ve got some good rookies. They’ve started two different starting lineups, similar to us, on the two nights last week, so it looks like they’ve got some good depth there.”

The match for the Cascades starts a string of eight straight on their home floor.

The Blues are coming off a split with Douglas and are slowly starting to find their stride after the graduation of two key pieces from a year ago. Tyneille Neufeld led the charge last weekend collecting 23 kills while Emma Schill blasted 16.

This will be their first road matches of the season, a place they were very comfortable last year with a 9-3 record.

The Cascades and Blues will open the first set tonight at 6:00pm from the campus of the University of the Fraser Valley.