Playing at home proved to be a much-needed remedy for the Brandon University Bobcats men’s volleyball team to snap its five-match Canada West losing streak.
Sam Tuivai had 18 kills, four blocks, two aces and six digs on Friday as the Bobcats improved to 8-10 on the season with a 3-1 (18-25, 25-19, 25-20, 27-25) victory over the Winnipeg Wesmen (8-10).
The Bobcats and Wesmen are tied for the seventh and final playoff spot.
Sebastien Steigmeier added 13 kills for the Bobcats, while Dan Boutwell had six kills and five blocks. Matthew Schriemer replied with 17 kills for the Wesmen, while Casey Schouten had 13 and Tom Douglas-Powell added 12.
The Bobcats will return to the court on Friday when the league-leading Trinity Western Spartans, who were 15-1 heading into last night’s late match, come to the Healthy Living Centre.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 25, 2014