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)
Bison men’s volleyball
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.
This weekend, the third-ranked University of Manitoba Bisons men’s volleyball team hosted the 10th-ranked Mount Royal Cougars in Canada West quarterfinal action.
This weekend saw the University of Manitoba Bisons volleyball teams close out their regular season in Calgary. Both the men and women earned a split to end off the year. The fourth-ranked men’s team will look forward to the playoffs, with the aim of reaching the Canada West Final Four in Edmonton, while the women’s team will start to look forward to next year’s campaign.
This weekend saw the University of Manitoba Bisons volleyball teams pitted against their local rivals, the Winnipeg Wesmen. The pair of games on Thursday – part of the Duckworth Challenge – saw the men emerge victorious while the women were defeated. Saturday was the same stor in terms if results despite the women putting up a much better fight.
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).
In what should have been an easy game for the University of Manitoba Bisons men’s volleyball team,, the herd got complacent and lost to a Trinity Western side who are sitting in sixth place in the Canada West standings. The Bisons had their four game win streak snapped with the loss and will hope to bounce back against the Spartans on Saturday.