By: Matt Packwood, Brandon University Sports Information
BRANDON – The Brandon Bobcats made quick work of the Manitoba Bisons, picking up a weekend sweep by a score of 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-15) over their provincial counterparts on Saturday.
The Bobcats put the Bisons under tremendous pressure from the service line all night, which allowed Brandon to set up a potent blocking and defensive game.
Sydney Toninato had a career-high five aces and was part of a Bobcats line-up that served effectively all night, registering 10 aces as a team.
The Bobcats trailed briefly to start the second set, but firmly took control going on a 7-1 run that was kick-started with a Mary Thomson service ace. That would be the only time Brandon would trail as the Bobcats ran away with the third set, concluding the match in just over an hour.
Up next for Brandon is a weekend road trip to Langley to take on the Trinity Western Spartans who have already clinched a playoff spot. The matches on Friday and Saturday can be seen on www.canadawest.tv.