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CIS Women's Volleyball: Season Update
Graphic: WikipediaThe 2011-2012 CIS Women's Volleyball season is well underway and heading into the December break.  We are going to take this time to review each conference on their way to this year's championship hosted by McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.  We'll start off with the OUA.


With the departure of Laurier from CIS men's and women's volleyball, the OUA has now folded both divisions into one massive 13 team conference.  At the top of the OUA is the York University Lions.  Undefeated in nine games, the Lions have only dropped three sets this season.  Even getting locked in an elevator for just under and hour right before they walked on the court didn't phase them as they defeated the OUA second place team, Ottawa by a score of 3-1.  Ottawa sits in a little pack of three teams fighting out for the second spot of the OUA with a record of 7-3.  The other two teams fighting it out with Ottawa are Queen's (6-2) and Toronto (6-3).  U of T is showing quite the improvement from last year when they finished the regular season with a record of 5-14.

Canada West, AUS and RSEQ after the jump.

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CIS Consolation and Bronze in Review: Canada West Continues to Dominate


Laval's 6 Micael Girard attacks the hanging volleyball before the Calgary Dino's are able to set up their block. The two teams competed in the Bronze Medal Match on Sunday.Sunday March 6th, 2011

Langley Events Centre

Langley, British Columbia

Sunday marked the final day of competition in University volleyball across Canada. The women were duking it out in Laval. However, the highest honour of volleyball in Canada would be decided in Langley, as the CIS men's competition really set itself apart. The afternoon held the Consolation Finals between McMaster and Alberta, as well as the Bronze Medal Match between Laval and Calgary. The finals already guaranteed a Canada West Champion, as Trinity Western and Brandon would decide later. However, there was still business to take care of as the RSEQ and OUA attempted to put a dent in Canada West's armor.

Full consolation and bronze medal results and breakdown 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 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

Full breakdown and results after the jump:

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