Hait helps SFU Clan volleyball win first GNAC match
Madeline Hait of Burnaby had a strong performance in leading the Simon Fraser University women's volleyball team to its first Great Northwest Athletic Conference win of the season last Thursday.
Hait, a graduate of Burnaby Central, had 14 kills and 20 points as the Clan defeated Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders of Idaho 25-20, 25-27, 25-23, 23-25, 15-11.
On Saturday, the Clan went the distance with Central Washington University Wildcats before succumbing to the NCAA Division II's No. 21 ranked team 25-21, 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 17-15.
SFU is 1-10 in conference play and 4-14 overall. The Clan are in Lacey, Wash., Thursday to play the Saint Martin's Saints and in Monmouth, Ore., to take on Western Oregon University Wolves on Saturday.
• In football, the Wolves downed the Clan 20-17 at Terry Fox Field on Saturday.
Clan quarterback Trey Wheeler thew for 283 yards and a pair of touchdowns to receiver Lemar Durant, who caught six passes for 110 yards while Bobby Pospischil had 11 catches for 102 yards.
The loss leaves SFU with a 3-5 record. The Clan will travel to St. George, Utah to play the Dixie State Red Storm on Saturday.
• The men's soccer squad played to a scoreless draw with the Montana State University-Billings Yellowjackets on Saturday.
Last Thursday, after falling behind 1-0 in the first half, the Clan scored all of their goals in the second half to defeat Northwest Nazarene 3-1 in Nampa, Idaho.
Michael Winter, Carlo Basso and Chris Bargholz scored for SFU who improved to 13-1-0 on the season and 9-1-0 in conference play.
The road trip left the Clan with a 13-1-1 record, 9-1-1 in GNAC. They hit the road again to play Saint Martin's on Thursday and Seattle Pacific University Falcons on Saturday.
• The women's team's woes continued losing 1-0 in Billings and Nampa. The Clan are 1-14 overall and 1-11 in GNAC.
They wrap up their season by playing host to Seattle Pacific on Thursday, 7 p.m., and going to Ellengsburg, Wash., to play Central Washington on Saturday.
• Clan women's softball coach Mike Renney will be inducted into Softball British Columbia's hall of fame Saturday.
Renney has been the Clan's head coach since the program's inception in 1995 leading them to four NAIA titles and producing 11 Canadian Olympians. He was also a coach for Team Canada from 1996-2004 including going to the Olympics in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
• Nikkie Brar of Burnaby had a 5-1 record as SFU's women's wrestling team finished fifth at a meet in Oklahoma City where the Clan took three dual matches but lost one.
Carolyn Failanga of Burnaby also did well winning four of seven matches.
The Clan women will be the hosts for the Hargobind International tournament on Nov. 2.
• Cameron Proceviat on Burnaby came 49th as SFU's men's cross-country team came in sixth at the GNAC championships in Monmouth, Ore., Saturday. The women's team came in second.
Both teams will participate in the West Regional Championships in Hawaii on Nov. 3.