Hockey and Volleyball advance to Final Four
Another exciting finish for Bison women’s hockey
The University of Manitoba Bison women’s hockey team had a thrilling win in overtime to send them onwards in the CIS Canada West playoffs.
Bison Alexandra Anderson scored the game-winning goal in the final of a three-game series.
With the win, the herd advances to the conference final for the second straight season and will travel to face either the Regina Cougars or UBC Thunderbirds March 4-6.
The Bison men are in the final four after victories over Mount Royal on the weekend.
The Bisons took the best-of-three conference series 2-0 after a 3-1 win in front of a large home crowd.
“I think it was just fun to be a part of,” said Bison men’s volleyball coach Garth Pischke. “We were very relaxed going into the game, [but] basically our outsides beat their outsides, and that’s how we won the match.”
The Bison men play in the West semifinal on March 4.
At the CIS Swimming Championships in Laval, Quebec, Bison fifth year Dillon Perron picked up 2 silver medals in the 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke and a bronze in the 200m breaststroke.
Fifth year Kimberly Moors also found the podium with a sliver in the 50m butterfly, while second year Gio Wickett ended up 24th in the women’s 200m backstroke in her first CIS championship.
In final team standing, the Bison men’s team ended up in 16th spot with 81 points (an improvement of 17 points from last season’s CIS Nationals) while the Bison women’s team finished 20th overall with 40 points.
At the Canada West Track and Field Championship, Rachel McLeod wont the 60m sprint while Alhaji Mansaray and Oyinko Akinola tied for second in men’s high jump. Pole vaulter Melissa Richards set a school record which gave her a third place finish and long jumper Wilfred Samking finished second.
Overall the Bison men’s team finished in fourth place with 47 points and the women’s team finished fifth with 45 points.
For detailed results, visit www.gobisons.ca.