The Bison volleyball teams were in Kamloops to play the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack. The men won both their games, while the women earned a split.
Having lost three of their last four games prior to this weekend, the Bison men got back on track with a pair of wins. Manitoba won 3-1 on Friday night, Scott Vercaigne had nine kills and two aces in the win. Vercaigne is averaging 3.44 kills per set so far this season.
Saturday was more of a back-and-forth affair, with Manitoba coming out on top 3-2. Adam DeJonckheere had 16 kills on the night. Dustin Spiring led the way defensively with nine digs, Kyle Martens had eight and Dylan Sutherland came up with seven.
The Bisons are 4-6 on the year, and sit in eighth place in the Canada West.
The women lost their series opening game 3-2 on Friday, snapping a three-game win streak. Kearley Abbott had 22 kills for the Bisons, and Cassie Bujan had a ridiculous 29 digs in the five-set loss.
On Saturday, the Bisons won three straight sets after falling down 0-2. Abbott once again led the way for the Bisons offensively, smacking home 17 kills. She is up to 147 total kills on the year, placing her fifth in the Canada West. Bujan had a team best 25 digs, and currently sits at second in the Canada West with 184 total digs.
With the split, the Bisons are now 5-5 and sit in eighth place in the Canada West.
The Bison volleyball teams wrap up the first half of the regular season against the Saskatchewan Huskies on Dec. 1-2 at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.