The Portage Collegiate Saints volleyball team showed their resilience last night in their home opener. The girls defeated the Sturgeon Heights Huskies in five sets to improve their record to 2-1 so far this season. Middle Taylor Yanke is proud of the effort her team put forth in this one.

"I think we were all communicating and that's what we really needed to do," Yanke continues. "We've had a little bit of a rocky start but we're all improving and connecting. I think that's what matters the most."

The Saints lost the first set of this contest handily 25-12 but came back to win the following two sets and finished the fifth with a 15-11 victory. Yanke says they battled extremely hard.

"We're not going to give up. We're going to put up a fight no matter what and try our hardest."

This contest was a change of pace for PCI as their first game was a three-set loss and the following outing was a three-set win. 

Yanke adds, with it still being early in the season, they are still looking to improve in some areas.

"Definitely our defence. We're going to work on that though. It's getting better every day."

The Saints will look to extend their win streak to three games next week as they hit the road for a meeting with the Stonewall Rams. PCI will return to their home court on October 17 as they take on the St. James Jimmies.