|Ottawa (14-5 / 2-2)||17||23||16||0|
|Manitoba (14-8 / 4-1)||25||25||25||3|
| K: Myriam English – 7
B: 2 Players (#5, #9 – 4)
D: Kira Tome – 11
SA: Kira Tome – 3
| K: Rachel Cockrell – 16
B: Emily Erickson – 4
D: Crystal Mulder – 12
SA: Taylor Pischke – 3
Photo by Rob Weitzel –www.sportsshooter.ca
REGINA (CIS) – The University of Manitoba Bisons defeatedthe Ottawa Gee-Gees in three sets (25-17, 25-23, 25-16) at theCentre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport in Regina on Friday toadvance to the semifinal round.
The Manitoba Bisons punched their ticket to the semifinal roundat the CIS women’s volleyball championship in convincingfashion with a three set win over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees(25-17, 25-23, 25-16) in the second game of the afternoon at theCentre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport.
The Bisons will meet the Dalhousie University Tigers inSaturday’s semifinal, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST atthe CKHS in Regina. The game will be broadcasted live on www.CIS-SIC.tv.
Rachel Cockrell led Manitoba with 16 kills on 34 attempts.Taylor Pischke added 11 kills for the Bisons to go along with threeservice aces and seven digs. Brittany Habing recorded 30 assistsfor Manitoba.
Myriam English was the kill leader for the Gee-Gees with seven,followed by Kaly Soro who had six. Kira Tome pitched in with 19assists and 11 digs. Stephanie Theiler recorded 10 digs for Ottawaand Kelsie English contributed a match-high four blocks.
Ottawa will now meet the Trinity Western Spartans in aconsolation semifinal, which is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday atthe CKHS. Video and live stats will be available at www.CIS-SIC.tv.
Ottawa stuck close with the Bisons in the opening set, onlytrailing by two at the technical timeout, but Manitoba went on arun and closed out the set by scoring nine of the next 12points.
Ottawa came out strong in the second set and led 16-15 at thetechnical, and then scored seven of the next 12 points to lead theBisons 23-20. Manitoba turned things around and rattled off fivestraight points to shock the Gee-Gees and take the set 25-23. Thatset included eight ties and four lead changes.
The third set was tied at 12 before Manitoba scored eightstraight points and cruised to a 25-16 victory, completing thesweep.
Manitoba registered 40 kills as a team, hitting .208. Ottawa washeld to just .084 at 27 kills.
Kills: Rachel Cockrell (16), Taylor Pischke (11)
Points: Rachel Cockrell (18), Taylor Pischke (14.5)
Blocks: Emily Erickson (3)
Digs: Crystal Mulder (12)
Service aces: Taylor Pischke (3)
Player of the match: Brittany Habing
Kills: Myriam Englsih (7), Kaly Soro (6)
Points: Myriam English (9), Kaly Soro, Kelsie English (7.5)
Blocks: Kelsie Englsih, Alix Durivage (4)
Digs: Kira Tome (11), Stephanie Theiler (10)
Service aces: Kira Tome (3)
Player of the match: Alex Durivage
CHAMPIONSHIPSCHEDULE (all times CENTRAL TIME)
Friday, February 28
13:00 Quarter-final #1: Dalhousie 3, Trinity Western 1 (25-21,15-25, 25-19, 25-23)
15:00 Quarter-final #2: Manitoba 3 vs. Ottawa 0 (25-17, 25-23,25-16)
18:00 Quarter-final #3: No. 1 UBC vs. No. 8 Regina (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
20:00 Quarter-final #4: No. 4 Laval vs. No. 5 McMaster (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
Saturday, March 1
13:00 Consolation #1: Ottawa vs. Trinity Western (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
15:00 Consolation #2: Loser quarter-final #3 vs. Loserquarter-final #4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
18:00 Semifinal #1: Dalhousie vs. Manitoba (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
20:00 Semifinal #2: Winner quarter-final #3 vs. Winnerquarter-final #4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
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