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.