The University of the Fraser Valley women's volleyball team is ranked No. 1 in the current CCAA Top 10 poll, moving up two spots from third last week. This is the first time in the program's history that the women are ranked No. 1 in Canada.
"I am very happy for the players, they are receiving the recognition throughout the country they have earned," said head coach Dennis Bokenfohr.
UFV is currently 11-1 and in first place in the PACWEST conference of the CCAA.
This comes on the heels of two decisive wins on the weekend, a 3-0 shutout over Douglas College on Friday and another 3-2 win over the same Royals on Saturday. After a back-and-forth for three sets, the Cascades rattled off 10 straight points in the fourth set to turn the score upside-down and force a fifth and deciding set.
In the final set veterans Kayla Bruce, Brittany Stewart and Krista Hogewoning took control and UFV won easily, 15-3.
"Tonight the ladies did what they had to for a win," said Bokenfohr. "I thought at times the energy was where it needed to be . . . Kayla was unstoppable tonight and Brittany was her great defence we have come to expect. They did just enough to get the result."
For a third straight week the UFV women's basketball team is ranked No. 2 in the CIS Top 10 poll. The Cascades sport a perfect 8-0 record in the Pacific Division of Canada West.
They defeated the University of Manitoba Bisons 66-51 on Friday at the Envision Centre and completed the sweep with a 60-52 win over the University of Winnipeg on Saturday.
"I'm happy with how the team battled tonight," said head coach Al Tuchscherer. "Winnipeg presents so many challenges with how they play . . . the high energy they bring to the court. Tests like this serve us well down the road."
UFV has two regular season games remaining at Brandon and Regina this weekend before the holiday break.