Nicole Betker, University of Saskatchewan
SASKATOON – The visiting University of Manitoba BIsons earned a sweep of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies with a 3-2 (25-23, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-10) win Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
It was the second straight night that the Bisons' held of the Huskies in five sets. A night earlier, the Bisons won 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 25-13, 23-25, 16-14). The Huskies have now lost three of their last four matches in five sets.
With the win the Bisons improve to 4-6, while the Huskies move to 5-5.
Manitoba opened the match with a back-and-fourth 25-23 win before the Huskies took control winning the second and third sets 25-22 and 25-18. In the fourth, the Bisons rode a six-point lead in the set to a 25-19 win. In the deciding set, the Bisons once again built a large lead that Saskatchewan couldn't recover from and won 15-10.
Kearley Abbott led the BIsons in the win with 13 kills and 11 digs. Tori Studler and Josie Abbott each recorded 11 digs. Studler also added 11 digs. Sydney Booker led the team with 14 digs.
Taylor Annala led the Huskies in the match with 16 kills and 10 digs. Emily Humbert added another 14 kills, while Emmalyn Copping recorded 13 kills and 17 digs. Emily Koshinsky also added 12 kills in the match.
Manitoba meets the Brandon Bobcats on December 8 to close out the first half of the season, while the Huskies return to the court January 6 visiting the Trinity Western Spartans.