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CIS Gold Medal Match in Review: Trinity Western vs. Brandon

Trinity Western's 6 Daniel Jansen Van Doorn's attack is met by a closing Brandon Bobcats' double block.Sunday March 6th, 2011

Langley Events Centre

Langley, British Columbia

Trinity Western Spartans vs. Brandon Bobcats

The hosting Spartans blazed their way through an incredibly difficult road to the finals. First, they squeaked out a five set victory over the Alberta Golden Bears. Next was another five set thriller against the Calgary Dinos. Brandon's path came a little easier, without one match against a Canada West opponent up until the finals. But nothing is easy about playing against the Spartans in Langley. The Trinity Western faithful filled their standing section to the brim and more. Fans were flooding into the aisles, each remaining standing for the entire duration of the match. Body paint was everywhere, and it was hard to see the whole court through the maze of bodies. Brandon had a task in front of them if they truly desired to be crowned National Champions.

Full results of the CIS 2011 Season after the jump:

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CIS Men's Quarter-Final in Review: Brandon vs. McMaster

McMaster's 18 Tyson Alexander came in from off the bench to provide an unexpected contribution on Friday. At this moment, he beats the isolated single blocker.

Friday March 4th, 2011

Langley Events Centre

Langley, British Columbia

Brandon Bobcats vs. McMaster Marauders

The second match of the 2011 CIS Men's Volleyball National Championships featured Canada West's Brandon Bobcat's and the OUA's McMaster Marauders. Canada West has dominated this tournament historically, and with four teams in this years tournament a sweep of the medals is quite possible. The only other team matched-up against a Canada West squad is the lowly Sherbrooke Vert et Or, who have drawn the number one ranked team in all of Canada. Really, McMaster represented the only true threat of unseating a Canada West powerhouse in the first round.

Full breakdown and results of the match after the jump:

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CIS Men's Quarter-Final in Review: Laval vs. UNB

UNB 5 Julio Hernandez featured heavily in the first quarter-final of the CIS Nationals. This time, he managed to get it passed a late block.

March 4th

Langley Events Centre

Langley, British Columbia

Laval Rouge et Or vs. UNB Varsity Reds


The very first match of the 2011 CIS National Championships featured Laval
against the University of New Brunswick. These two teams, both being from the
Eastern side of Ontario, had met multiple times through the year. Laval, regularly
ranked first nationwide, came in as the heavy favourite against a team that
generally hung around 10th ranked in the country. However, recently crowned
CIS Coach of the Year Dan McMorran and his boys had other thoughts on their
minds.

Full breakdown and results after the jump:

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