Spartans open women’s national volleyball tourney against Ontario champs

With Canada West bronze medals in their pockets, the Spartans ladies are targeting a national title in Toronto

Outside hitter Sophie Carpentier and the Trinity Western University Spartans are in Toronto for the CIS women's volleyball championships.

Trinity Western University’s women’s volleyball team will open the U SPORTS championship tournament as the seventh seed.

And as such, the Spartans will play the Ontario champion and second-seeded McMaster Marauders in the quarter-finals Friday at 9 a.m. Pacific Time (noon ET) at Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.

This will be the first meeting between TWU and McMaster in the U SPORTS championship.

The draw for the women’s volleyball championship includes the top-ranked Alberta Pandas (Canada West champions), No. 2 McMaster Marauders (OUA champions), No.3 UBC Thunderbirds (Canada West finalists), No.4 Montreal Carabins (RSEQ Champions), No.5 Dalhousie Tigers (AUS Champions), No.6 Western Mustangs (OUA finalists), No.7 Trinity Western Spartans (Canada West bronze medalists), and No.8 Ryerson Rams (OUA 4th place/hosts).

The Spartans earned their eighth straight trip to the national tournament after winning the bronze medal at the Canada West Final Four thanks to a three-set win over UBC Okanagan.

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