Both entered the tournament with exceptional careers behind them and had plenty of reasons to be excited. Instead, with an 11th-hour cancellation the night before the pair was slated to square off at Investors Group Athletic Centre, the two were left disappointed.
Bison men’s volleyball
Hours after Bison Sports announced that the 2020 U Sports men’s volleyball national championship would go on as scheduled — though without fans in attendance — U Sports itself convened an emergency meeting.
It was a quiet and intimate affair. Perfect for the man at the centre of it all, Bisons men’s volleyball head coach Garth Pischke.
For Bisons Sports sports information and digital media co-ordinator John Gaudes, it’s been a marathon that’s felt like a sprint.
With a big family, every kid gets a chance to play. Such was the case over the weekend as all four Bisons court teams packed IG Athletic Centre for three days of intense action.
With only the Bisons women’s hockey team in town, all eyes were on Wayne Fleming Arena. But the best action was possibly going down outside the province, as the rest of the herd travelled to Alberta and B.C. for a series of tough tests.
With the holidays over, the Bisons volleyball clubs were back on the hardwood over the weekend, playing host to the University of Calgary Dinos. While the men were able to come away from the weekend with a tally in the win column, the women were no so lucky.
With the Duckworth Challenge settled, the U of M Bisons and University of Winnipeg Wesmen still had conference obligations to fulfill over the weekend.
Despite entering the week’s action up 1-0 thanks to a win by women’s soccer on Oct. 10, the U of M Bisons let the U of W Wesmen come back to win the challenge for the third straight year.
The 28th edition of the Duckworth Challenge belongs to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. Each year the Duckworth Challenge pits the U of M and U of W against each other in a best-of-five series.