Fans in the North Gym on Notre Dame Campus were treated to a couple of terrific five set matches Thursday night as the Red River College Rebels battled the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers.
First up were the women, with both teams looking for a win to secure the fourth and final playoff spot in the MCAC rankings. The Rebels were only able to field six players for the match, but gave a valiant effort, losing 3-2 (25-16, 24-26,25-10,18-25,12-15). With the loss the Rebels are eliminated from the playoffs, while CMU secures a spot. CMU improves to a 7-12 record, while RRC falls to 3-12.
The Rebels men were able to gain some revenge for Red River College, beating CMU in another five set marathon 3-2 (22-25,25-22,16-25,25-13,17-15). The game showed to be quite a preview for a more than likely first round playoff match up. RRC sits in 2nd place with 12-5 mark, while CMU is in third with a 11-18 record.
Both Rebels teams are right back in action Friday night, Valentines Day, at the North Gym against St.Boniface University, with a 6:00PM start time.