The Bison men’s volleyball team hosted the second of a two game set against the Trinity Western Spartans on Saturday, eager to bounce back from a loss on Friday. Manitoba won the day by a score of 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-16).
The first set was a back and forth affair, but the herd managed to gain an eight-point advantage and never looked back. Devren Dear scored six kills in the first set and came up with seven digs as well.
In the second set, both the Spartans and the Bisons answered each other point for point. The Bisons managed to emerge with a 25-23 set victory after Adam DeJonckheere smacked home a lightning quick kill to win the set. He finished with eight on the night.
The herd stampeded out into the third set, going on a run of seven straight points to gain the early advantage. The Spartans were never able to regain the momentum and fell 25-16.
After such a disappointing loss against the Spartans on Friday, Bison head coach Garth Pischke talked post game about the difference maker on Saturday.
“We played with heart, and fear, knowing that Trinity is a good team,” he said. “We were good last night, but we weren’t there to kill, to win the big games you need that heart.”
The Bisons travel to Thompson Rivers next week to play the Wolfpack in a two game set.