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“I think we underestimated them in the third set and they just got the best of us.”
“We’re already mentally checked in or focusing on next week and our playoff [matches] that will start on Thursday.”
This year’s playoff exit was the second in a row to come by Calgary’s hand.
For many students, it’s tough to hit one's stride right out the gate after a long winter break. For the UBC men’s volleyball team, it was no different.
Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is usually home to UBC's men's and women's hockey teams. Next week, the arena will be home to another brand of skater: Canada's best figure skaters.
Seeming to sway from power to precision play, the home side would continue to control the Canada West with a straight set win on Friday night — thought it did not come easy.
Here’s a list of some of the major social media accounts for UBC’s varsity teams. I have checked my list twice and I’m going to tell you which T-Birds accounts are naughty or nice for social media cruising.
With their win at the University of Washington, the co-ed team and the women’s team headed back to Vancouver as the top team divisionally, which guaranteed them a spot in regionals.
We asked five Thunderbirds to share their plans for the winter break.
Internationally, there is a large market for the sport, particularly in Asia and Europe. In Canada, the story is slightly different.
The fall term had its triumphs and its challenges for the 'Birds, culminating in some ecstatic and heartbreaking playoff runs for several of the teams. Here's all you need to know about this fall for the varsity teams.
“We really want to start an archery community,” says Sykes, “and not just be a club that has a skill. There’s already a community within Vancouver of archery in BC so when they heard, quite a few people reached out to us and supported us.”
“Just the legacy that [Huband] has built here. It’s incredible what she has done. I’ve always wanted to be part of something like that,” said Filewich. “I’m hoping to help her bring home another national championship in my five years here.”
“They played a lot better tonight than they did last night,” said UBC head coach Kerry MacDonald Saturday about their opponents, “Especially in the first set, they’ve played very good volleyball, and made us really earn it—we had to play a lot better to win them tonight.”
“This has been our overall best full game this year,” said Thomas after the game. “Especially against the number one team in the country, great competitors and a great team like Alberta.”
The game was also a little different for the T-Birds as played host to stands full of local elementary school students, bringing in an overwhelming amount of UBC pride that MacEwan wouldn’t be able to rise against.
The team took home five spots on the U Sports All-Canadian team this year, sitting just behind reigning Vanier Cup champions Laval for the most players listed on the roster — Laval claimed six spots this year.
Even as the club has expanded its activities and focus areas, the UBC Aqua Society continues to prioritize promoting diving within the UBC student community.