Welcome back to sports with the Brandon University Bobcats! First up, volleyball!
This week in women’s volleyball the Bobcats had some mixed results against the University of Manitoba Bisons. The women lost their game on Friday but took a close victory on Saturday! This weekend was the first exhibition games of the season. They were hosted in Winnipeg where the Bobcats stumbled a bit their first night. The women of BU were unable to win a single set and lost the match 0-3. Saturday was a complete change around for the women, however, as they fought in some intense bouts in order to gain the win. The match went to the fifth set where the women promptly beat the Bisons 15-10.
The women’s next set of games take place at home in Brandon against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Their current record sits 1-1.
The men’s team also showed the same results as the women but their sets show a different story. Every set on Friday night was ended by a two point difference, with the longest set going on till 28-26. It ultimately resulted in a 0-3 loss their first night, but the next night the men were able to change the tables completely around. The Bobcats flipped the tables and beat back the Bison’s 3-0, dominating every set.
The men’s next games will be following the women’s here at the HLC against the Huskies. Their record also sits 1-1.
On to basketball: This week in basketball, only the men played games out in Winnipeg. The men played two games for their pre-season, against the University of Manitoba Bisons and the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. The games both resulted in losses for the Bobcats.
Friday night against the Bison’s the men just could not quite keep up with their opponents. Losing slightly more ground each quarter and being outscored by 12 points in the third contributed to the men’s defeat. The final score in favour of the Bisons was 67-80.
Saturday night against Wesmen did not bode well for the men either. Losing 72-87, the men fell behind in every quarter and by the fourth were only able to slightly outscore U of W. It would not be enough, and the men would lose both games this past weekend.
The men’s preseason will end with a 1-6 record with their regular season beginning next weekend when they take on the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns out in Alberta.
Finally, soccer: This past week in soccer the men and women played against the Red River College Rebels and Université de Saint Boniface Les Rouges. The women had a tough weekend as they lost both games by one point to the Rebels and Les Rouges. The men had a mixed bag as they won against RRC 3-0 but lost a close match against USB 2-3. The women’s regular season record will sit as 5-4-1 while the men’s record goes to 4-4-2. The next games for the Bobcats will depend on the upcoming playoffs and final regular season matches in the MCAC.
To check out any of the Bobcats stats please go to the Bobcats official website at gobobcats.com. Best of luck in your next games, Bobcats!