Weekend Preview (Nov. 19-21) – 2021-22 MCAC Basketball/Volleyball

This the third week for basketball games in the 2021-22 season while volleyball begins week four as all four Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) teams in regular season action.

Women’s basketball:

Nov. 19: Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers – 6 pm CT start

The Blazers are coming off a bye and looking to extend their winning streak as they have started the young season with a 2-0 record. Les Rouges want to build from the first two weeks and seek their first conference win of the season. CMU’s Maizy Lawson leads MCAC in scoring heading into the weekend.

Nov. 20: CMU Blazers at USB Les Rouges – 6 pm CT start

In the rematch match between both teams, there is an opportunity to either sweep the weekend or split with each other depending on Friday’s result. USB’s has the two of top three players in minutes played per game so far with Sydney Rudnicki in first and Jade Costa placing third.

Men’s basketball:

Nov. 19: USB Les Rouges at CMU Blazers – 8 pm CT start

Similar to the women’s match-up, both teams have identical records as CMU at 2-0 while USB at 0-3. This is the second meeting of the season after the Blazers won the first game. Randy Gborie is second in minutes played for Les Rouges while Seth McKenzie leads the league in scoring average.

Nov. 20: CMU Blazers at USB Les Rouges – 8 pm CT start

This rematch match will continue an early rivalry between the two teams. There is a  chance to sweep the weekend or split with each other depending on Friday’s result.

Women’s volleyball:

Nov. 19: Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars at Providence University College (PUC) Pilots – 6 pm CT start

The Pilots look to bounce back from a loss last week while the Cougars search for their first victory of the campaign. PUC won the first meeting between the two teams to begin conference play.

Nov. 19: CMU Blazers at USB Les Rouges – 6 pm CT start

This will be a tight match considering the first match extended to five sets with a USB victory in the first week of this year. Les Rouges look to continue their winning streak as they have won four straight to start 2021-22 conference play. The Blazers won last week and tied for second with a 2-2 record plus would like to reverse the first week result.

Nov. 20: ACC Cougars at PUC Pilots – 11 am CT start

A rematch with a early start time. It will be a short bounce back for both teams and should be interesting to see if any effects and change in result for Saturday’s contest.

Nov. 20: USB Les Rouges at CMU Blazers – 6 pm CT start

Expect more of the same as a close battle is expected as this rivalry continues with CMU hosting on a back-to-back weekend series. Blazers first year left side Halle Meisner was also selected as MCAC Female Athlete of the Week for week ending Nov. 14.

Men’s volleyball:

Nov. 19: ACC Cougars at PUC Pilots – 7:30 pm CT start

A competitive match started the 2021-22 conference year as PUC won in four sets. The Pilots suffered their first loss last week but still hold on to top spot in the MCAC standing with a 3-1 mark. ACC is in a tie for second with a 2-2 record and the Cougars search for their first victory on the road and rebound from a week three loss.

Nov. 19: CMU Blazers at USB Les Rouges – 7:30 pm CT start

The Blazers were victorious in straight sets at home versus Les Rouges in week one. CMU won last week and tied for second with a 2-2 record. USB won their first conference match last week against the Pilots and seek to build on that result with another win and avenge their week one loss to the Blazers.

Nov. 20: ACC Cougars at PUC Pilots – 12:30 pm CT start

A rematch with a early start time as the Pilots host again. It will be a quick bounce back for both teams and curious if any effects and change in final result for Saturday’s contest.

Nov. 20: USB Les Rouges at CMU Blazers – 7:30 pm CT start

The Blazers will be at home for the finish of a home-and-home weekend series with Les Rouges. This could be another close affair as overall there is a tight battle among the four teams in the conference standings.