While the women’s basketball team participated in the Shoot for a Cure invitational tournament this past weekend, the men’s team took part in the Canadian Mennonite University non-conference tournament, a three-game competition spanning Oct. 14-16.
Manitoba won their first game versus the Briercrest Clippers, 105-90, and the following day defeated the Bottineau Jacks by a score of 113-88. The Bisons rounded out the three-game tournament going undefeated after coming out victorious in their last game against Lakeland College, winning 79-72.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams open their regular season with conference games versus the University of Winnipeg Wesmen this Friday, Oct. 22, at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.
The Bisons lost their most recent home game on Saturday, falling to the University of Regina Rams by a score of 41-19.
Manitoba marched out to an early lead, putting up 18 unanswered points in the first quarter, but slowly Regina began to chip away at the home defence. The Bisons held an 18-10 lead at halftime but had few answers for Rams star rusher Adrian Charles, who posted an impressive 222 yards on the game. Manitoba only managed one additional point in a second half that saw Regina break out for 31, taking the lead from the home team. Following the loss, Manitoba now holds a conference record of 1-5, sitting last in the Canada West standings.
The Bisons play again on Oct. 23 when they travel west to take on the 2-4 University of Alberta Golden Bears.
The women’s soccer team finally earned their first conference win of the season this past Saturday, as they defeated the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns by a score of 4-1. The game was tied 1-1 going into the 72nd minute of play when the Bisons finally broke out, scoring three unanswered goals in a 14-minute span. Manitoba’s Carrie Nash scored three of the home team’s four total goals, completing her hat-trick at the 86 minute mark.
The following day the Bisons earned a 2-2 tie against the University of Calgary Dinos. Alison Kastner and Michelle Kliment were the goal scorers for Manitoba.
The soccer team will hit the road next weekend, playing hosts Frasier Valley and Victoria, Oct. 23-24 before returning home to play against visiting Regina in a back-to-back series Oct. 30-31.
The men’s volleyball team recently took part in the Can-Am Challenge, a non-conference tournament in Alberta, spanning from Oct. 14-16.
The Bisons dropped the first game of the tournament 3-0 (22-25, 15-25, 13-25) to the host Alberta but bounced back the next day to take a 3-0 (25-15, 25-13, 25-13) win over Guelph. Manitoba would then lose their final two games of the tournament 3-2 (26-28, 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 13-15) against Hawaii and 3-2 (25-17, 25-22, 15-25, 20-25, 11-15) versus Calgary.
The women’s volleyball team travelled east this past weekend to take on Laval in back-to-back non-conference games. The Bisons would drop both games by scores of 3-1 (10-25, 25-12, 19-25, 22-25) and 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 9-25, 25-23, 13-15), respectively.