The Brandon University Bobcats showed some resiliency early in their men’s volleyball match on Thursday night at the Healthy Living Centre, and it paid huge dividends.
Brandon (9-2) overcame a 12-7 deficit in the first set and battled through a tight second set, sweeping the Winnipeg Wesmen 3-0 (25-22, 29-27, 25-19). BU left side Sam Tuivai, the Canada West leader in kills, capped the Bobcat charge with 14 kills and three aces. Both Bobcat middles — Dan Boutwell and Brendan White — were involved in five blocks, with Boutwell adding five kills and White providing four. Roy Ching had six kills and was involved in four blocks.
Tom Douglas-Powell had 13 kills for Winnipeg (4-6), with Casey Schouten adding 11.
The two teams close out the first half of their Canada West schedule in Winnipeg on Saturday.
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