Huskies swept by Bisons


November 9, 2013, WINNIPEG (ISN) – The #7 University of Manitoba Bisons defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in straight sets (25-23, 25-17, 25-18) Saturday night in Winnipeg.

After winning in three sets against the Huskies Friday night, the Bisons did it again. It’s the second weekend at home that they have swept the weekend 3-0 for all games. The Bisons lost last weekend at UBC in both games of a weekend series.

After the Huskies took an early lead in the first set, the Bisons recovered to bring it back. It was a close fight to the finish with long rallies and many nice kills from both sides. Manitoba left side Crystal Mudler threw four strong spikes down for her team. Bison defense was fierce with eight block attacks. The took the set (25-23).

The Bisons started the second and third sets ahead and they held their lead throughout. The Huskies pushed to close the gap but unfortunately for Saskatchewan the Bisons still took both.

Huskie outside hitter Anne Hanbidge worked to put up the most points for her team with 10 kills. Crystal Mudler earned a game high of 11 kills.

Head coach Kent Bentley relies on Mudler to keep the team together and on track.

“She’s one of the rocks of the team,” says Bentley.

The Manitoba is now 4-2 for the 2013-14 season and Saskatchewan sits at 3-3.

Saskatchewan returns home next weekend to take on the UBC Okanagan Heat.