Briercrest volleyball and hockey return home, basketball to Lethbridge

Posted: November 5, 2014

The Briercrest volleyball and hockey teams return back to Briercrest for their final home games of the first semester, while the basketball teams travel to Lethbridge for their final road games of the semester.

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After sweeping Portage College in Lac La Biche last weekend for their first road sweep since the 2008-09 season the Briercrest men's hockey team returns to the Barkman Arena to host ACAC perennial contender Augustana for a pair of games this weekend.

With their wins last weekend, Brirecrest vaulted into seventh place in the ACAC, just five points behind Keyano College. Augustana currently ranks second in the ACAC for goals for and third for goals against while Briercrest ranks fifth in goals for and seventh for goals against. Briercrest is riding a three game undefeated streak, while Augustana is coming off a decisive sweep of Concordia. Briercrest has been led by Aaron Armstrong who ranks fourth in the ACAC in points (14 points) and is riding a five game point streak of 10 points. Fourth-year Taylor Epp is also riding an identical five game point streak (10 points) as well as a three game goal-scoring streak (5 goals).

Game times are 7:00 pm on Friday, November 7 and 2:00 pm Saturday, November 8 puck-drop.

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After weekend sweeps of Ambrose, the Briercrest volleyball teams return to Caronport to host Lethbridge College this weekend.

The women’s volleyball team is currently ranked eighth in the initial CCAA rankings of the 2014-15 season and sit in top spot in the ACAC South division standings with a record of 5-1. They will be facing a Lethbridge team who currently sits in last place in the ACAC South division, but have faced the number 2-4 ranked teams in the division to start the season. Briercrest recently handed CCAA number-one ranked Red Deer College their first loss of the season.

The Briercrest men’s volleyball team will be facing a Lethbridge team with an identical 3-3 record in the tough ACAC South division. With only four teams qualifying for the ACAC championships at the end of February every game will be important in staying in the playoff hunt.

Game times will be Friday, November 7 at 6:00 pm for the women and 8:00 pm for the men, followed by Saturday November 8 at 1:00 pm for the women and 3:00 pm for the men.

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The Briercrest basketball teams head to Lethbridge to face tough Lethbridge College teams for week four of the 2014-15 ACAC season.

The Briercrest women’s basketball team has shown potential and growth so far this season as they learn to gel with a new coach and teammates. As they continue to look for their first win of the season they can take solace in the fact that they have faced the 2 and 3 ranked ACAC South division teams to start the season. It doesn’t get any easier as they now face the CCAA number three ranked Lethbridge.

The men’s basketball team faces a similar challenge to the women as Lethbridge is the only undefeated team in the ACAC South and, like their female counterparts, are ranked third in the CCAA rankings. The Briercrest men’s basketball team has faced the adversity of many key injuries to start the season and are currently riding a three-game losing streak as they travel to Lethbridge this weekend. The young players have been forced to learn on the job to start the season and the hope is that this will pay dividends later in the season.

Game times will be Friday, November 7 at 6:00 pm for the women and 8:00 pm for the men, followed by Saturday, November 8 at 1:00 pm for the women and 3:00 pm for the men.

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