WINNIPEG – The two best university men’s volleyball teams in Canada will meet in Winnipeg tonight to decide the Canada West.
The University of Manitoba Bisons advanced to the final with a straight-sets win over UBC in front of roughly 2,220 fans. Tonight they will face Trinity Western, the top-ranked team in Canada.
The Spartans had to fight very hard to get through their semifinal match, dropping the first two sets to Alberta before rallying for the win.
The Bisons had been ranked #1 for most of the season, but lost that distinction in their last regular season series of the season against Trinity Western. Having already locked up top spot in the conference and a first-round bye, the Bisons dropped both games to the Spartans two weeks ago.
All four teams in the Final Four have already locked up berths at nationals, but claiming the conference crown would be no small feat. The Canada West is the best conference in the country, as Manitoba, Trinity Western, UBC and Alberta make up four of the top six teams in Canada.
The Bisons will try to win their second Canada West title while Trinity Western looks for their second straight gold medal win. They won their third Canada West crown last year en route to a national title.
Tonight’s match starts at 8 p.m. at Investors Group Athletic Centre.