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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 Semi-Finals in Review: Canada West Teams Stake Claims for National Championship

Laval's 4 Karl De Grandpre makes the adjustment to put his attack down the line. De Grandpre provided the Rouge et Or's largest impact all weekend.Saturday March 5th, 2011

Langley Events Centre

Langley, British Columbia

Saturday held the two Men's Volleyball CIS National Championship Semi-Finals. The respective winners of Brandon vs. Laval and Trinity Western vs. Calgary get a chance to play for the National Championship on Sunday. The CIS National Championship, since there are no professional leagues for indoor volleyball in North America, crowns the absolute best volleyball team in Canada. Depending on the year in NCAA volleyball, the CIS Championship could crown the best team in North America. It came as no surprise that three of the four remaining teams represented Canada West, as each year they tend to dominate.

Full match breakdown and recap after the jump:

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CIS Quarter-Final in Review: Alberta vs. Trinity Western

A few of Trinity Western's supporters group together on Friday. There is no place they could look normal except beside their excited peers.Friday March 4th, 2011

Langley Events Centre

Langley, British Columbia

Alberta Golden Bears vs. Trinity Western University Spartans

The third quarter-final match of the 2011 CIS Men's Volleyball National Championship was the first to feature host Trinity Western. The home team didn't fail to bring out a crowd. In fact, they brought out one of the crazier volleyball audiences I've ever seen for University volleyball. At least 400 people clad entirely in blue and yellow showed up to the Langley Events Centre. Some were entirely covered in body paint. One section of thirty some fans truly embodied the title "nutcase". They were wearing women's dresses to resemble spartans, were singing spartan songs, and were ripping the head off of a plush teddy bear. Where I sat, you were forced to stand amongst the other hundreds of supporters in order to see the floor clearly. And this was just a quarter-final.

Full breakdown and results after the jump:

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CIS Women's Volleyball Seedings Announced

The 2011 CIS Women's Volleyball Championship brackets powered by challonge.com

Fresh on the heels of the 2011 CIS Men's Volleyball Championship, the seeds have also been announced for the 2011 CIS Women's Volleyball Championship.  The women's tournament will take place in Quebec City, Quebec hosted by Laval University.  The seeds are as follows:

  1. UBC Thunderbirds
  2. Trinity Western Spartans
  3. Laval Rouge et Or
  4. Alberta Pandas
  5. Montreal Carabins
  6. UNB Varsity Reds
  7. Western Ontario Mustangs
  8. Sherbrooke Vert et Or

The tournament schedule has also been released.  The schedule is:

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CIS Men's Volleyball Seedings Announced

CIS Men's Volleyball bracket image generated from challonge.comThe CIS has announced the seedings for the 2011 Men's Volleyball Championship.  The seeds are as follows:

  1. Calgary Dinos
  2. Laval Rouge et Or
  3. Brandon Bobcats
  4. Trinity Western Spartans
  5. Alberta Golden Bears
  6. McMaster Marauders
  7. UNB Varsity Reds
  8. Sherbrooke Vert et Or

The CIS has also announced the schedule for the tournament for those looking to attend or follow games live.  The schedule is:

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Spartan Holiday Classic Final Results

Trinity Western setter Ben Ball put on a clinic Wednesday Night in Langley. (Photo courtesy of TWU.ca)

The Spartan Holiday Classic came to a close in Langley last night. The Gold Medal Match was between two nationally ranked teams, the Calgary Dinos and host Trinity Western Spartans. The Bronze Medal Match had OUA representatives, the Queen’s Gaels, up against the UBC T-Birds.

 Full results after the jump:

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