The University of Manitoba Bisons men’s volleyball team has been one of the best in the country all year, and they moved one step closer to a championship by sweeping Mount Royal in their Canada West quarterfinal series.
The third-ranked Bisons got a 3-0 win over the tenth-ranked Cougars to win their best-of-three series. They now advance to play Alberta with a trip to CIS Nationals on the line. The Bisons lost both their matches at Alberta earlier in the season. The Final Four opens Friday, March 4.
The Winnipeg Wesmen are hoping to join their crosstown rivals in the Final Four, but their plans took a hit with a five-set home loss to Saskatchewan Friday night. The fifth-ranked Wesmen will need to win today and tomorrow to get past the eighth-ranked Huskies and into the Canada West semifinals.
Bisons Women’s Hockey Team Shows No Signs Of Fatigue
After playing in the longest game in Canada West history, the Bisons women’s hockey team continued to roll, shutting out Alberta 3-0 in the opening game of their best-of-three semifinal series.
Amanda Schubert made 25 saves for the shutout while Alexandra Anderson, Lauryn Keen and Cassandra Taylor all scored in the final frame to stun the home team.
The Bisons can sweep the Pandas with a win in game two tonight at 8 in Edmonton.
Wesmen Basketball Gets Big Road Win In Playoff Opener
The Wesmen men’s basketball team overcame a 17-point third quarter deficit to knock off the Regina Cougars 80-73 in game one of their best-of-three Canada West play-in series.
Ryan Oirbans led the Wesmen with 21 points and 15 rebounds while William Sesay also double-doubled with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Cougars had a 54-37 lead early in the second half before the Wesmen roared to life and finished the game on a 43-19 run.
The Wesmen can clinch the series tonight at 7 in Regina.