Bisons Volleyball Hosting Best-of-Three Playoff Series

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bison women’s volleyball is eagerly awaiting its Prairie rivals this weekend, as the team hosts a playoff series for the first time in four years.

The Bisons are ranked fifth, just one place ahead of the Alberta Pandas, who arrive to begin a best-of-three series on Friday.

“Last year, we went to Alberta and they had four fifth-year players and they made the national final. It’s not like we went in there and played a lower-ranked team,” Bisons head coach Ken Bentley said of his opponents. “We went in sixth, they were three, so they had a really good team and we played them super tough.”

The Bisons finished the regular Canada West season in fourth place with a 14-8 record.

Manitoba went 1-1 against Alberta as they split a series on the road in November. Since the start of the second half of the 2013-14 season, the Bisons have gone 8-2 and won three of those four matches at home.

Game time on Friday and Saturday is 6:30 p.m. at Investors Group Athletic Centre, with a possible third game on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. if the teams split the first two. video


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