This past weekend both the men’s and women’s basketball teams travelled to B.C. to the play the University of Victoria Vikes in back-to-back games, Nov. 5-6.
Heading into the weekend, the men’s team was sitting on top of the conference with a perfect 3-0 record on the young season. The Bisons would lose their first game to Victoria by a score of 92-64. The following day the men’s team bounced back with a thrilling 79-78 overtime victory that improves their conference record to 4-1.
The women’s team, unfortunately, couldn’t catch a break in their series against the Vikes, as the Bisons lost both games of the back-to-back series by scores of 88-41 and 86-40, respectively.
The women’s hockey team took a 127-minute shutout streak into their two-game series against Regina, having defeated Lethbridge the previous week by scores of 8-0 and 5-0.
In their Friday game against the Cougars, Manitoba overcame an early first period goal from the opposition and went on to score five consecutive unanswered goals, defeating Regina 5-1 in the process. Bisons forward Nellie Minshull led all players with three points (one goal, two assists) on the night.
The next day Manitoba stormed out of the gate, scoring four goals in the first period alone en route to a record breaking 10-0 victory over the Cougars. The 10-goal shutout is the largest margin shutout win in the history of the Bison women’s hockey team. Ten different players had at least two points for Manitoba, Bison Rachèle Bosc leading the Herd with four points in the game (two goals, two assists).
Bisons goalie Leiette Klassen turned away 19 shots to earn the rookie her second shutout of the season. Coming out of the weekend action, Manitoba now holds a 5-3-0 conference record and is currently on a four-game winning streak.
Both the men’s and women’s volleyball team played host to the Regina Cougars in back-to-back games this past weekend.
The men’s team opened the first their games with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-17) victory and replicated that effort the following day, securing a second 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-16) win to sweep the weekend series against Regina. Coincidentally, the men’s team now holds 3-0 record in conference play.
The women’s team, who entered the weekend with a 1-0 record, split their series against Regina, first winning 3-1 (25-23, 25-10, 23-25, 25-21) before dropping the second match by a score of 1-3 (17-22, 22-25, 25-22, 22-25).