Outside hitter Danielle Brisebois made 20 kills in the game. Victoria Behie and Juliana Kaufmanis followed, with 12 and 10 kills apiece. Fourth-year setter Alessandra Gentile led the entire game with assists. As the ’Birds ended their regular season
“A lot of athletes — they get a little bit undisciplined. What happens often is that they go out too hard or they’ll run with the lead pack even though the pace is too quick,” said Johnson. “Whereas Kieran recognizes when that happens and he actua
Olamide Olaniyan is a fourth-year economics and politics major and The Ubyssey's sports editor. He once got his head stuck in a stairwell banister, and once wrote a love poem about cheeseburgers. If you've fallen in love, his number is 7789275073.
24 of the original 29 varsity teams retained their status, while five teams were reclassified as competitive clubs. The softball team appealed and sued the university and regained their status , but for the other teams, their future was less certain.
Last April, one of the goaltenders for the UBC women's hockey team passed away abruptly, only a few days away from her 34th birthday. Over the next few hours, it became apparent that she had been yet another casualty to mental illness.
2016 was a wild year. And like any wild year, we can find several memorable moments that really just jump out at us. Here are our defining sport moments of the year as we crawl and hobble our way towards 2017
There are no real or set answers in this field. The groups have largely found things that work and have stuck to them. More confetti, half-time shows, cozy hoodie,s free pancakes, drunk engineers, cheer-leaders, marching bands and shirt tosses.
The Thunderbirds came into the weekend with an undefeated conference record (4-0-2) and one point below table leaders— the Trinity Western University Spartans. The team’s scoreless ties against University of Alberta Golden Bears and University of Sas
Their preseason was not the best, but the Thunderbird men’s soccer team opened their Canada West regular season with a satisfactory win against the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack (TRU) and a draw against the UBC Okanagan Heat (UBCO).
"We knew they would apply a lot of full court pressure and they're very tenacious and quick with their hands so they create a lot of turnovers — particularly in the first half, which really hurt us,” head coach Deb Huband told UBC Athletics.
It was a game of several firsts. It was the ‘Birds’ first game since their Vanier Cup win, and their first time facing the Manitoba Bisons after dispatching them in their 52-10 Canada West semi-final blowout.
This decision came after Athletics Canada protested the original result, which had Arai in third place. With less than two kilometres left in the race, Dunfee had sped past Arai to move into third place. Arai followed this with a dash of his own, but
Despite the draw at their home in the Thunderbird Stadium, it was a positive result for the ‘Birds. The team’s preseason so far has seen a pair of painful losses to Oregon State University and Seattle University.
The women’s soccer team are defending national team. But despite a fantastic ending to their 2015/16 season, they started their preseason in a disheartening fashion. The Thunderbirds fell 4-1 to the Eastern Washington Eagles at Cheney, Washington.
Last summer, Overholt swam at the Toronto Pan American games and came away from the competition with three medals. She won a gold in the 400-metre freestyle. This came less than 24 hours after she was disqualified for an illegal turn