Vikes hoops season heats up; Vikes men fourth in CIS soccer

Amira Giannattasio held the hot hand on Saturday as her seven three-pointers led the UVic Vikes with a game-high 21 points

Amira Giannattasio held the hot hand on Saturday as her seven three-pointers led the UVic Vikes with a game-high 21 points, helping defeat the nationally-ranked No. 8 Regina Cougars 80-64 at McKinnon Gym on Saturday (Nov. 1) night.

UVic upset the Cougars 89-69 on Friday.

The fast start has the Vikes in first with a 2-0 Canada West women’s basketball standings.

The Vikes men also swept the Cougars, kicking off the 2014-15 CIS with a 72-63 win on Friday and a 78-63 win on Saturday.

Elsewhere in Vikes-land, it was a sour ending on the soccer pitch as eight Vikes men played their last game on Saturday. The Vikes dropped to fourth overall in the CIS nationals, losing the bronze medal game 2-1 to the UBC Thunderbirds.

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