If the UBC batters can get going again as they did on Sunday, the Thunderbirds offence is going to be formidable and difficult to slow down going forward in the season.
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"The class and character of our players and their motivations and how dedicated they are is just exceptional to be a coach of a team like that.”
"Hats off to them, they played a really complete match and they made us have to be our best today — and we weren't our best."
“Our whole team came out with a lot of energy and drive, not letting balls hit the ground, and going after everything.”
This was Butenschon’s second season guiding the T-Birds.
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The decision was made by the schools Board of Governors on January 13 — two weeks before students were alerted.
"Let us commit today to start to change that [disparity] and to make it just as possible to succeed as a female athlete, as a male athlete."
“We’re definitely one of the top teams in our conference and in Canada, and we want to also compete more internationally."
Despite the best efforts of their Eastern rivals, it would be UBC who finished on top with 1,151.5 points on the men’s side and a whopping 1,362.5 points on the women’s side.
With the men’s volleyball team kicked off the weekend with a two-game sweep over the Manitoba Bisons, the women closed out the volleyball weekend domination with a sweep of their own over the Regina Cougars.
The Thunderbird’s hockey program was seeing double this year as both teams ended their seasons early after two tough weekends of playoff games.
"We get the luxury now of sitting back and watching tomorrow and potentially the next day and seeing who we end up getting, and we'll start preparing for them at that point.”
In the end, it all came down to two differences to split the hairs: two sunk free throws for the Dinos and a missed three-pointer for UBC.
“Having had that first half of that match out of our system, [I hope] that we sort of get after it a little bit earlier and a little bit more consistently.”