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MVB | Wesmen look listless in straight sets loss to Bisons

Winnipeg's Paxton Koop (5) and Daniel Thiessen go up for a block against Manitoba's Owen Schwartz during Canada West men's volleyball action Friday, December 3, 2021. (Dave Mahussier, Bison Sports)
Winnipeg's Paxton Koop (5) and Daniel Thiessen go up for a block against Manitoba's Owen Schwartz during Canada West men's volleyball action Friday, December 3, 2021. (Dave Mahussier, Bison Sports)

DAVID LARKINS, Wesmen Athletics

A less-than-potent offence spelled the end of a modest win streak for the Winnipeg Wesmen. 

The UWinnipeg men's volleyball team attacked a season-low .102 as a team and dropped a 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-22) Canada West conference decision to the Manitoba Bisons Friday night at the Investors Group Athletic Centre. 

The Wesmen hit -.033 in the first set and lost for just the second time in their past five outings. It was, however, Winnipeg's second straight defeat at the hands of their crosstown rivals, who won in straight sets at IGAC on Nov. 6.

Daniel Thiessen had 10 kills to once again lead the Wesmen, keeping alive a streak of seven straight matches to start the season with at least 10 kills. It was, however, his lowest efficiency of the season, as he hit .094, the first time this season he's been below .300 attacking. 

He also added six digs and three total blocks. 

Libero Darian Picklyk had a team-high seven digs. 

Spencer Grahame led the Bisons (4-3) with 15 kills and hit .357. The Bisons hit .289 as a team, including .333 in the decisive third set when they came from five points down early in the set. 

Ben Carleton added 11 kills and Jack Mandryk had a match-high 10 digs. 

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