A third-straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport women’s volleyball tournament MVP and fourth-consecutive title wasn’t in the cards for Brandonite Lisa Barclay.
Barclay, who was named the CIS women’s volleyball player of the year on Thursday, and her six-time defending national champion UBC Thunderbirds saw their reign come to an end on Sunday as they lost the national final 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-20) to the University of Manitoba Bisons on Sunday in Regina. Barclay, who was named to the tournament all-star team, had 13 kills, nine digs and two blocks in the final.
In UBC’s 3-1 (24-26, 25-13, 25-21, 25-18) semifinal win over the Laval Rouge et Or, Barclay posted 20 kills, a .410 attack percentage, 12 digs and four blocks.
Meanwhile, the Dalhousie Tigers, who are coached by Souris native Rick Scott, just missed a medal in Regina. The Tigers won the first set in the bronze-medal match, but dropped the final three in their 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-15) loss to the Laval Rouge et Or. Dalhousie was swept 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-21) by the Bisons in the semifinals.
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