SASKATOON – The No. 3 ranked University of Manitoba Bisons completed a weekend sweep with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-18) victory over the No. 8 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
With the win, Manitoba improves to 9-1 on the season. Saskatchewan drops to 6-4. A night earlier, the Bisons won 3-1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-9, 25-23).
Manitoba jumped to a seven-point lead in the first set and Saskatchewan couldn't recover. Quick attacks by Ken Rooney and Evan Jackson ended the set 25-18.
Tied at seven in the second set, the Bisons pulled ahead scoring five straight points on a Dustin Spiring service run. A ball handling error gave Saskatchewan back the serve, but Devren Dear quickly returned the ball to the Bisons. Saskatchewan pulled within three at 23-20, but Manitoba scored the next two points for a 25-20 win.
The Bisons once again took a large lead in the third set that the Huskies couldn't recover from. Scott Vercaigne ended the match with a 25-18 win.
Dear led the Bisons in the win recorded 12 kills, while Adam Dejonckheere added another 11. Spiring tallied six digs in the match.
Manitoba meets the Brandon Bobcats on December 8 to close out the first half of the season, while the Huskies return to the court January 6 visiting the Trinity Western Spartans.