Game log: Saturday, October 27 – 19 kills, .350%, 2 service aces, 3 digs, 23 pts. in 3-1 home win over MacEwan / Sunday, October 28 – 26 kills, .548%, 2 sevice aces, 8 digs, 29.5 pts in 3-0 home victory vs. MacEwan.
There was the usual home opener energy for Bison men’s volleyball this past weekend, but two wins over MacEwan and a sensational weekend for fourth-year right side Kevin Negus added an exclamation point.
Manitoba won both matches against the visiting Griffins, doing so in four sets on Saturday, and in three on Sunday. Even in just seven sets, though, Negus amassed 45 kills — propelling him to the top of Canada West in kills per set (4.69).
On Saturday, Negus led Manitoba with 18 kills on 40 attempts, good for a .350 percentage. He added a pair of service aces and three digs to his stat line.
Then, on Sunday, Negus unleashed a torrent of successive attacks to down the Griffins in three sets. Down 19-16 in the third, he had four kills to wrest control back for Manitoba, allowing them to finish the match. The line tells the story: Negus had 26 kills on 42 attempts (.548), adding two service aces and eight digs.
Negus, a native of Sioux Lookout, Ont. and a student in Kinesiology and Recreation Management, is in his fourth season with the Herd.
Manitoba returns to action Nov. 9-10 when they travel to Vancouver to take on UBC.