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Bobcats claim Canada West title

09.03.2019 08:29
By: Matthew Higgs

1800 people pack the HLC

Photo Credit: Milana Paddock

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - A sell out crowd was witness to the Brandon Bobcats' first Canada West Championship on home court at the Healthy Living Centre.

The five-set thriller between the Bobcats and the #2 Trinity Western Spartans was an instant classic, that was back and forth.

The Bobcats won the five sets 25-23, 18-25, 25-21, 22-25, 15-12.

Seth Friesen led the way for Brandon, with 16 kills and 4 blocks. 

To cap off an exceptional playoff run, Robin Baghdaddy had 15 kills, 6 blocks and 1 ace. 

The teams traded sets, and even traded momentum in the fifth and final set, with Trinity Western taking a 8-7 lead when the teams traded sides. 

The teams traded points all the way to 11-11, until Brandon got three straight points. 

A Jacob Kern attack error is what sealed it for the Bobcats.

It is Brandon's second ever Canada West title, and first since 2013. 

Both teams will head to the U Sports Nationals next weekend in Quebec City from March 15-17.