The 10th-ranked Bison men’s volleyball team worked off those extra Christmas calories this past weekend at the 51st annual Wesmen Classic.
Bison men’s volleyball
The Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball team slipped up at the 2017 U Sports volleyball nationals in Edmonton.
They started the weekend off with a 3-0 win versus the UBC Thunderbirds in the semi-final, and lost a close battle 3-2 in the final on Saturday against the Trinity Western Spartans.
The Manitoban takes a look at the three teams invading the Investors Group Athletic Centre during March 10-11.
Pischke has accomplished a lot, and has earned the title of being one of, if not the best volleyball coaches in North America.
The #3 University of Manitoba Bisons men’s volleyball team took care of the Winnipeg Wesmen in the 26th annual Duckworth Challenge 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-21)
The men are now 3-1 on the year and sit third in the Canada West behind local rivals Winnipeg Wesmen. The women sit in a seven-team tie for third in the Canada West with a 2-2 record.
Fans will have to wait a bit to see this potential championship-winning side to play again at home, when they play the Alberta Golden Bears on Nov. 18-19.
The University of Manitoba Bisons volleyball teams had opposite seasons, with the men enjoying more success than the women. The men crashed out of the Canada West Final Four while the women failed to qualify for the playoffs, but both teams had positives and the Manitoban outlined some of the best moments this volleyball season – five from each team.
The Bisons fell in three sets (22-25, 19-25, 22-25) in the semi-finals on Friday against the Saskatchewan Huskies and had to play in the bronze medal game against Alberta to still have a chance at the CIS National Championships. Unfortunately, they were swept 3-0 (18-25, 17-25, 14-25) in that game as well.