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Bisons, Wesmen Volleyball Clash in Duckworth Challenge

December 8, 2016 8:00 AM | Sports

University of Manitoba BisonsWINNIPEG — Before the Manitoba Bisons kick up their feet for the holiday break, some unfinished business against their crosstown rivals needs to be settled.

The Bison volleyball teams host the University of Winnipeg Wesmen tonight in the final portion of the annual Duckworth Challenge. It’s also the end of the first half of the 2016-17 conference season.

In conference 2016-17 stats, the Bison men’s team (10-1) is third in hitting percentage at .290, second in blocks at 2.72 per set, eighth in assists at 11.16 per set, eighth in conference kills at 11.73, seventh in service aces at 1.24 and tenth in conference digs at 8.78.

The Bison men defeated the Wesmen (4-7) on Winnipeg’s turf Wednesday night, winning the first three sets to call it an early night.

Both games are at Investors Group Athletic Centre on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. The men take to the court at 6 p.m., followed by the women’s game at 7:30 p.m.

— Staff