WINNIPEG – An electric crowd almost provided the U of M Bisons enough juice to grab their second Canada West title in program history.
But after the Bisons took a 2-1 lead in sets on Trinity Western, the defending champion Spartans rallied to win the title match in five games.
The Spartans took the first set in front of a sold out crowd at Investor’s Group Athletic Centre, but the Bisons fought back to take the second 29-27.
A crazy rally capped the third set, moving the Bisons within a set of their first title since 2003.
— U of M Bisons (@umbisons) March 12, 2017
But Trinity Western held off the Bisons in the fourth and took the final set handily to win their second straight Canada West crown and 4th since 2007.
Both teams are still through to nationals in Edmonton next weekend.
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