The University of Alberta Pandas volleyball team defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 3-1 (25-18, 25-14, 18-25, 25-18), to win their 11th Canada West Championship Saturday night at the Saville Community Sports Centre.
It marked the first conference title for the Pandas since 2012, and the first for fifth-year Pandas Meg Casault, Kacey Otto, and Karly Janssen.
Casault was the leader in kills with a team-high 15.
The Pandas will now advance to the U SPORTS Championship next weekend in Toronto, hosted by the Ryerson Rams. (dc/td)