The Bison men’s and women’s basketball teams played host to the Thompson Rivers WolfPack as they both played in back-to-back games over the weekend.
The men’s team won their Friday game 80-73, but were unable to extend their win streak to four games on Saturday as the WolfPack finished the series with a 95-86 victory. In women’s basketball, the Bisons lost their Friday game by a score of 73-58. Still looking for their first win of the season, the Bisons bounced back and won a close game 67-63 on Saturday evening. Next weekend, the men’s team will enjoy a bye week, while the women’s play a non-conference opponent.
The 2010 CIS Cross Country Championship was held at the University of Sherbrooke this past weekend. The Bison men’s cross country team placed eighth overall and the women’s team placed 13th overall. Fifth-year cross country athlete Paul Carr had the best individual finish for Manitoba, crossing the finish line 10th with a time of 33:03 in the 10 kilometre race. Carr’s was the fourth best finish for Canada West athletes, an achievement that earned the veteran CIS and Canada West All-Star recognition.
The Canada West Hardy Cup championship game was played over the weekend, with the Calgary Dinos dominating the Alberta Golden Bears 57-3.
With the win, Calgary advances as the Canada West champion and will host the Saint Mary’s Huskies in CIS national semi-final action. Laval will also host Western to round out the CIS national final four.
Over the weekend, the men’s hockey team played host to the University of Calgary Dinos. Both games required a shootout with the score tied 1-1 after regulation and overtime. The Dinos won on Friday but the Bisons pulled out the big victory in their Saturday game.
The women’s hockey team was in Calgary over the weekend to face off against a Dinos team minus Canada West leading scorer Hayley Wickenheiser. Manitoba won in a shootout on Friday, 3-2, but lost the next day, falling in overtime by a score of 2-1.
Both the men’s and women’s volleyball team went on the road this past weekend, both playing back-to-back games against the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack. The men’s team split their series, winning the first game in three straight sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-20) but lost the second game 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-9). The women’s team came up big in both of their games, winning on Friday 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-17) and dominating on Saturday with a straight set victory 3-0 (25-16, 25-8, 25-8).