Providence women’s volleyball is in need of improvement if they want any chance of qualifying for the MCAC Championships, hosted at Providence University College in a couple of weeks.

The Pilots struggled throughout the first semester, not winning a match, and the second semester started the same way with two straight losses. However, the Pilots seem to have found a new gear as of late, heading into this past weekend on a two-match win streak.

On January 19 th they defeated Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars and followed that up with a convincing win on January 24th against St. Boniface University (USB) Les Rouges. This past weekend would prove to be no small challenge as they faced off against first seed Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers and third seed Red River College (RRC) Rebels.

This past Friday saw the Pilots host the CMU Blazers in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. The Pilots’ strong play, and winning streak, continued as they defeated the Blazers in a tightly contested back-and-forth battle 3-1. The Pilots were led by Maddie Fehr who had 20 kills, 5 digs, and 3 aces as well as Danella Alvaro with 12 kills, 14 digs, and 5 aces.

Next up was the Rebels. The Pilots came out strong and, although the set scores were close, never seemed to doubt their ability to win. The Pilots won 3-0 and were led, once again, by Maddie Fehr followed closely by Jordan Moyer.

With the win, the Pilots are now on a four-match win streak with two matches remaining in the MCAC regular season. The Pilots are one game behind in the standings of both the RRC Rebels and the ACC Cougars. They face the second seed USB Les Rouges this coming Friday at home.

In other Pilots action, the men’s volleyball team split their two matches of the weekend. The Pilots lost 1-3 to the first seed CMU Blazers and defeated the RRC Rebels in a back-and-forth five-set thriller 3-2. In both matches, the Pilots were led by Matt Friesen and Trey Friesen.

Next up for the volleyball teams is their senior recognition home games this Friday, against USB Les Rouges.

The women and men’s futsal teams were also in action last weekend as they visited the CMU Blazers. The Pilots women’s team currently sits in 6th place in MCAC standings and were hoping for a turn in fortunes. Although their play was improved they eventually fell 4-12. The men’s game had a similar score line, with the Pilots losing 4-11 against a CMU team playing in top form.

With four games left in the futsal season, the Pilots men’s futsal team is hoping to overtake the USB Les Rouges. The Pilots are three points ahead of the ACC Cougars and three points behind USB Les Rouges.

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South Central Athletic Conference
High School Varsity Boys Basketball
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Steinbach, 6 p.m.

Platinum Promotions Tier II Division
SRSS vs Oak Park
@ Wpg, 3:15 p.m.
(Sabres lead best of 3 semifinal 1-0)

Lorette at Grunthal, 8 p.m.
(Comets lead best of 5 series 2-0)

Portage at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
OCN at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Dauphin at Waywayseecappo, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild vs Interlake
@ Teulon, 7:45 p.m.
Pembina Valley at Wpg Bruins, 7 p.m.
Southwest vs Brandon
@ Souris, 7:30 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Warriors, 6:30 p.m.

La Broquerie at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 semifinal 1-0)

Calgary at Brandon, 7 p.m.

Manitoba at Toronto, 10 a.m.

Chicago at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 8:30 p.m.
Boston at Vegas, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19th

South Central Athletic Conference
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
St. Norbert 74 SRSS 25

Platinum Promotions
Tier II Division
SRSS 2 Oak Park 0
(1st game in best of 3 semifinal)

Wpg Blues 4 Selkirk 2

Grunthal 7 Red River 3
(Red Wings lead best of 7 semifinal 2-1)

Tampa Bay 5 Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 3
N.Y. Rangers 2 Carolina 1
Florida 4 Buffalo 2
Montreal 3 Columbus 2
St. Louis 3 Toronto 2 (OT)
Anaheim 4 Minnesota 0
Nashville 5 Dallas 3
Arizona 3 Edmonton 2 (SO)