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Championship Repeat at Western Canadians

Winners of the 2010 Western Canadian College Volleyball Championships in Saskatoon, the CMU women’s volleyball team entered the 2011 championships as the team-to-beat last weekend in Olds, Alberta and proved themselves to be as good as it gets in Western Canada.

The 2011 women’s field consisted of thirteen teams from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Along with the Blazers, Assiniboine Community College and the University of St-Boniface represented the Manitoba Colleges Athletics Conference in Olds.

The Blazers cruised through their pool matches, defeating Palliser College (SK), Ambrose University College (AB), St. Mary’s University College (AB), and Selkirk College (BC) all in straight sets to advance to the medal-round.

In Saturday’s playoffs, CMU made short-work of Brandon’s ACC and then defeated Prairie Bible Institute (AB) 2-0 (25:18, 25:21) to advance to the final against King’s University College of Edmonton.

With the gold-medal on the line CMU again showed their pedigree getting a 9 kill performance from defending MCAC MVP Evelyn Kampen and 6 kills from middle Breanne Giesbrecht in support, on way to a 2-0 (25:22, 25:18) championship victory.

The Blazers conclude their first-semester MCAC schedule on Saturday, December 3rd when they host the ACC Cougars in a weekend matinee. Match-times are 11 AM and 2 PM.

Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association