After a conference bye, the University of Manitoba volleyball teams were on the road against the Saskatchewan Huskies. Both the men and women earned sweeps on the weekend.
The third-ranked men’s team was in tough against the eighth-ranked Huskies. They made quick work of their provincial rivals this weekend however, dropping only one set on the weekend.
Devren Dear had a combined 28 kills on the weekend; he leads the Bisons with 107 on the year. Third year libero Dustin Spring had a good weekend, emerging on Saturday and led the herd with six digs and three blocks.
The Bisons completely dominated the entire weekend to continue their eight-game winning streak. Manitoba has the third-best hitting percentage in the Canada West and is currently second in the conference with a 9-1 record.
The women snapped a four-game losing streak when they defeated the Huskies on Friday. The Bisons went the distance in both games on the weekend, needing five sets each game.
Kearley Abbott had a monster weekend for the herd, racking up 18 kills on Friday and 13 on Saturday. She leads Manitoba with 116 kills, and averages almost three kills a set.
The Bisons are tied for eighth in the Canada West with a 4-6 record, two points back of the final playoff spot.
The Bisons take on crosstown rivals Winnipeg next weekend, with the Duckworth Challenge portion taking place on Dec.8 at Investors Group Athletic Centre and then again on Saturday at the U of W.