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Bisons’ Pischke Ties at Junior World Championship

September 4, 2012 7:39 AM | Sports

Taylor Pischke (CHRISD.CA FILE)

University of Manitoba Bisons volleyball player Taylor Pischke tied for fifth this past weekend at the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH Junior World Championships in Halifax.

Pischke, a 6’1″ left side hitter with the Bisons’ women’s squad, and her partner Melissa Humana-Paredes of Toronto, made it to quarter-finals among 30 teams at the championship. The duo played a close game against Brazil on Saturday that lasted 43 minutes and ended with a 24-22 victory in their favour.

The duo won both matches (21-7, 21-4 over Guatemala; 21-9, 21-7 over Israel) in their pool and then earned a bye in first round before winning a second round match (21-10, 21-10 over Canada 3) to advance to the quarter-finals.

Pischke and Humana-Paredes won 2012 Canadian women’s beach volleyball championship in August.