Men’s volleyball squad sweeps Huskies on home opener weekend

By Courtenay Adams

The men’s volleyball team sustained their momentum gained during pre-season play as they swept the University of Saskatchewan Huskies at home this past weekend. Though they dominated in the regular season opener match Friday night, taking the Huskies 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-22), Saturday’s outcome was a little less assured. Despite some early set backs, the… Continue reading Men’s volleyball squad sweeps Huskies on home opener weekend

UCLA Bruins bruise Dinos in gold medal match

By Courtenay Adams

The University of Calgary Dinos men’s volleyball team was back in action at home this past weekend to host the Husky Dino Cup. Though the team suffered an unfortunate loss three sets to one (25-19, 20-25, 32-30, 25-23) in the gold medal match against the NCAA UCLA Bruins, on the whole, the weekend was a… Continue reading UCLA Bruins bruise Dinos in gold medal match

Dino volleysaurs tourney champs

By Brad Halasz

Smashing their way to gold at the Cougar Invitational, the University of Calgary women’s volleyball team is ready to take on the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Canada West season. “I think all the girls are excited about the upcoming season,” said head coach Jesse Knight. The Dinos had a slow start to the tournament, losing to… Continue reading Dino volleysaurs tourney champs

Women’s Volleyball: T-Birds/Dinos clash

By Jon Roe

The road to Winnipeg for Calgary leads through B.C. Though counter-intuitive and downright geographically inaccurate, that’s how it currently stands for the Dinos women’s volleyball team as they look to move on to the Canada West final four by taking out the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in a Canada West quarter-final playoff series Feb.… Continue reading Women’s Volleyball: T-Birds/Dinos clash

Women’s Volleyball: Gut-check time

By Jon Roe

The Dinos women volleyballers went into a Jan. 26-27 series with the Trinity Western University Spartans with sky-high hopes of a sweep, but came away with a sky-scraping split instead.“Certainly [a sweep] was possible,” said Dinos head coach Kevin Boyles. “We’re a good enough team to beat any team in the league on any given… Continue reading Women’s Volleyball: Gut-check time

Women’s volleyball: Dinos dominate dazzled Clan

By Jon Roe

The women v-ballasaurs started their season in fine form, winning both matches over the visiting Simon Fraser University Clan Fri., Nov. 3 and Sat., Nov. 4 at the Jack Simpson Gym. The Clan finished last season with a record of 3-17, and were completely outclassed Friday night when the Dinos took the match in three… Continue reading Women’s volleyball: Dinos dominate dazzled Clan

Men’s Volleyball: Dino Cup gold

By Jon Roe

The Husky Dino Cup glittered like fine gold for the Dinos men’s volleyball team, who earned the first place prize for the first time since 2000. The Oct. 19-21 tournament featured stiff competition from National Collegiate Athletic Association opponents Stanford Cardinals and the Lewis University Flyers, and local-rivals the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The Dinos… Continue reading Men’s Volleyball: Dino Cup gold

Bronze ain’t so bad

By Jon Roe

Through adversity and illness, the Dinos women’s volleyball team came away with a bronze medal over the Trinity Western University Spartans in the Husky Dino Cup. Typically it’s player health that is the concern going into big games, but the Dinos faced a different problem going into day two of the Oct. 19-21 event. “I… Continue reading Bronze ain’t so bad

Volleyball Coach

By Jon Roe

The University of Calgary men’s volleyball team have replaced head coach Greg Ryan, who resigned after 21 years on the job. Rod Durrant will coach the Dinos men next season.Durrant comes from a decorated background at various levels of volleyball. He coached Team Alberta to a silver medal at the 2001 Canada Games. As the… Continue reading Volleyball Coach

Report Card: Men’s Volleyball

By Carly McKay

Talent This year’s edition of the Dinos men’s volleyball team was a reconstruction project, and thus suffered the predictable slumps associated with rebuilding. Veteran leadership began to show itself on the court, with Rob Ellis posting an even 100 digs on the season, Blake Adair notching 18 service aces, and Eric von Engelbrechten’s 145 kills… Continue reading Report Card: Men’s Volleyball