The Brandon University Bobcats women’s volleyball team will return home from Barbados tomorrow as bronze medallists in the VolleyBarbados tournament.
Meaghan Robertson had 11 kills to lead the Bobcats, who are ranked second in the CIS, to a 3-2 (17-25, 16-25, 25-9, 25-21, 15-3) win over the University of Calgary Dinos in the tournament’s third-place match on Friday. Regan Dahl and Margy Lafaele both added 10 kills for BU.
In Thursday’s late contest, the Bobcats fell 3-2 (25-18, 27-25, 15-25, 20-25, 10-25) in the semifinals to the Montreal Carabins, who are ranked third in the country. Shanlee McLennan paced BU with nine kills.
Meanwhile, the Bobcats men’s volleyball team went 2-1 in the round robin of the Huskies Invitational in Saskatoon, sweeping the Sherbrooke Vert et Or 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-12) and falling 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-21) to the host Saskatchewan Huskies on Friday. Sam Tuivai had 14 kills, while Dan Boutwell added 11 for the Bobcats against Sherbrooke. Scott Vercaigne, who played only one set during the first semester of the Canada West season, led Brandon against Saskatchewan with 13 kills. Daryl McCharles added six.
The Huskies, ranked 10th in the CIS, and Bobcats, who are ranked fifth in Canada, will face each other again today for the tournament title.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 4, 2014