SECOND STAR, Beth Vinnell, Volleyball

SECOND STAR, Beth Vinnell, Volleyball

Women’s second star – Beth Vinnell

Calgary Dinos volleyball

Middle

3rd-year

Cochrane, Alta.

Kinesiology/Education

Game log: Friday, March 2 – 12 kills, one dig, four blocks, and .611 hitting percentage in 3-2 W vs. Alberta in CW SF / Saturday, March 3 – 14 kills, two assists, two service aces, three digs, eight blocks, and .407 hitting percentage in 3-1 W vs. Alberta in CW SF. 

Third-year middle Beth Vinnell was a key contributor during last weekend’s Canada West semifinal at the Jack Simpson Gym, helping lead the University of Calgary Dinos to a sweep of the Alberta Pandas. 

The series victory saw the Dinos earn the right to host the Canada West championship on Friday, March 9 against the UBC Thunderbirds. 

On Friday night, the Dinos found themselves in one of their toughest matches of the season. Calgary rallied after dropping the first and third sets by winning the second and fourth to force a fifth. Vinnell’s power helped the Dinos seal the deciding set, as she finished Game 1 with 12 kills and four blocks in the 3-2 win. 

The next night, the Dinos closed out the series, thanks to another big performance by Vinnell, who had 14 kills and eight blocks. The Cochrane, AB native ended Game 2 with back-to-back service aces, accounting for seven of the Dinos' final eight points. 

Regardless of this weekend’s championship game, both the Dinos and Thunderbirds will advance to the U SPORTS women's volleyball championship in Quebec City, March 16-18.

December 5, 2017

Women’s first star – Beth Vinnell

Calgary Dinos volleyball

Middle

3rd-year

Cochrane, Alta.

Kinesiology/Education

Game log: Date – Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 – 14 kills, three blocks, two digs, .619 hitting percentage in 3-0 W vs UBCO / Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 – 11 kills, eight blocks, two digs, .474 hitting percentage in 3-0 W vs UBCO

In a showdown of first-place teams, Beth Vinnell shined for the University of Calgary Dinos as they earned a sweep of the UBCO Heat.

On Thursday night in front of a packed crowd for the Dinos Block Party, Vinnell put on a hitting clinic. The third-year middle had a hitting percentage of .619 as the Dinos win in three-straight (25-21, 25-21, 25-23). She also posted 14 kills, three blocks, and two digs.

On Friday night, the Dinos had another quick night, beating the Heat 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 31-29). Vinnell led Calgary with 11 kills and eight blocks, to go along with two digs and a hitting percentage of .474.

With the two wins, the Dinos remained tied atop the Canada West women’s volleyball standings with the UBC Thunderbirds. They will play their next games on Jan. 12-13 when they host the Brandon Bobcats.