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Canada update

Posted by devo on December 11, 2009

The Canadian Uni volleyball  season is into its mid-season break.

Paul SandersonLuke ReynoldsFred Marsh (sitting out this year) – Brandon Universityfacebook The Bobcats are sitting equal 4th in their conference

In the pre-season Men’s Volleyball Super 8 Tournament, Brandon Bobcats lost 3-1 in the final. Tournament Best spiker: Paul Sanderson. Paul continued his early form, and is now coming second in conference for kills, first for aces, second for points.

Gregory MannNorth Alberta Institute of Technology The first half of the season ended with NAIT holding a record of three wins and seven defeats.

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Canadian games live

Posted by devo on November 8, 2009

HOME GAMES STREAMED ONLINE. This year the Brandon Bobcats will have all of their home games streamed online. This enables family and friends nationally and internationally to log on and watch the games from their homes. This certainly is exciting for the program and a step in the right direction.

http://www2.brandonu.ca/athletics/live/index.asp

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Bobcats take bronze

Posted by devo on March 2, 2009

Bobcats win CIS bronze in 4th season
Courtesy of U of Alberta sports information

EDMONTON (CIS) – Second-team all-Canadian Paul Sanderson exploded for 29 kills as the No. 4-seeded Brandon Bobcats, in only their fourth season on the university circuit, captured the bronze medal at the 2009 CIS men’s volleyball championship with a four-set win (25-20, 19-25, 25-15, 25-17) over the No. 3 McMaster Marauders, Sunday, at the University of Alberta’s main gym … Sanderson, a 6-foot-3 left side from Melbourne, Australia, was named player of the match for the victors after he made only three attacking errors for an astounding .542 hitting efficiency. There are some pictures on the page. ~ Championship website
Read Christian Stapff’s review of the game in the comments.

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Aussies to play for bronze in Canada

Posted by devo on March 1, 2009

Brandon lost to Alberta 3:0 (20-25, 15-25, 22-25) in the semi-finals of the Canadian inter-university competition. Aussies Paul Sanderson, Luke Reynolds and Cam Blewett will now play off for bronze tomorrow. Aussie Tony Valena trains with the Alberta team. Box Score /Game Story ~ Read Christian Stapff’s commentary in the comments.

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Canadian Uni finals

Posted by devo on February 28, 2009

Brandon University with Aussies Paul Sanderson, Cam Blewett and Luke Reynolds defeated Dalhousie 3:2 (17-25, 26-24, 12-25, 25-21, 15-9) in the Championship CIS Quarter-Final game in Canada today.  Box Score /Game Story

Brandon will play the season undefeated Alberta in the semi-finals tomorrow. Check out Christian Stapff’s preview of the game in the comments.

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Sando All-Canadian

Posted by devo on February 27, 2009

Brandon University Men’s Volleyball left-side, Aussie Paul Sanderson, was named to the CIS All-Canadian first all-star team.

Paul finished second in the the nation with an average of 5.23 kills per set. He was selected a Second Team All-Canadian last season. Paul and fellow Aussies Luke Reynolds and Cam Blewett face the Dalhousie Tigers in quarter-final action today at the CIS Men’s Volleyball Championship in Edmonton.

2009 CIS men’s volleyball championship preview

Correspondent Big Ren reports that: All games are being streamed online for anyone that wants to watch, THIS IS THE DIRECT link to the games: http://www.ssncanada.ca/finals/16/

If this doesnt work then just access it through the Canadian Interuniversity Sports website. http://cis.infinityprosports.com/2004/index.php?page=schedule&playoffs=1&season_id=2008&sport_name=mvolleyball

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Aussies in Canadian regional finals

Posted by devo on February 23, 2009

The Brandon Bobcats Paul Sanderson, Luke Reynolds, Cam Blewett Brandon University – fell just short in their quest for a first ever Canada West men’s volleyball banner Saturday night.

The top-ranked and undefeated Alberta Golden Bears – Tony ValenaAlberta University – swept the Bobcats in straight sets in the final of the Conference Championship in Edmonton. Set scores were 25-22, 25-23, 25-18. more@ Luber’s Lounge

With the win, the #1-ranked Bears will likely head into the CIS national championship tournament, February 27-March 1 in Edmonton, as the number one seed, giving them the best possible chance to defend their CIS title. Brandon, in their first appearance, will likely earn a top-three seeding. The setter for the Golden Bears has a familiar name for Aussie volleyball followers: Mike DeRocco

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Sando awarded all star

Posted by devo on February 20, 2009

Aussie Paul SandersonBrandon University, has been named in the all-star team for Canada West. Paul will  automatically become a finalist for national awards, to be handed out by Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) at the University of Alberta in Edmonton next week.

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Aussies help Brandon to finals

Posted by devo on February 16, 2009

The Brandon men’s volleyball team has advanced to the CIS national championship for the first time in its four-year volleyball history. They also punched their ticket to Edmonton in the most dramatic and unbelievable way imaginable.

The sixth-ranked Bobcats defeated the 10th ranked UBC Thunderbirds in a five-set classic (28-30, 25-20, 25-14, 23-25, 24-22) Saturday night at the BU Gym, sweeping the best-of-three Canada West quarterfinal series in two straight matches. With the win, Brandon earns a spot at next weekend’s conference Final Four at the University of Alberta and an automatic berth at Nationals the following week.

Coach Paddock was even more sentimental during his frenzied post-game media scrum. “I don’t think we ever expected to be going to nationals in year number four,” he says, “I guess we got some breaks along the way, like the Australian guys (Sanderson, Blewett, Luke Reynolds) coming here and raising us to the level where it was possible. But certainly, all of the players and the coaching staff have put in so much effort, and it’s very nice to be rewarded.” full article at Canada West

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What’s happenning in North America?

Posted by devo on February 14, 2009

BRANDON, MB — The Canada West postseason arrives in the Wheat City this weekend, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

The 6th ranked Brandon University men’s volleyball team – Paul Sanderson, Luke Reynolds & Cam Blewett –  will host the 10th ranked UBC Thunderbirds in a best-of-three opening round playoff series, with the winner earning a spot in next weekend’s Conference Final Four and an automatic berth at the CIS National Championship two weeks from now.

There’s no love lost between the two teams, who are squaring off for the second straight weekend after concluding the regular season with a series split three days ago in Vancouver.  “We’re very confident,” says All-Canadian left-side Paul Sanderson, “It was good to get a split last weekend in their gym because winning on the road is always tough. Now we have them coming to us, and we believe we can beat them. But we know it will be very difficult, and we’ll have to bring our ‘A’ game to get the job done.” more@ Brandon

  • Nick Goldsbrough-ReardonUC Irvine’s The Anteaters improved to 11-2 overall and 7-1 in the MPSF with a 3-2 win over  UCSB
  • Hamish MacPheeGraceland Uni – are 5-2 so far this season in NAIA competition
  • Tony ValenaAlberta University:  is training with The University of Alberta’s men’s volleyball team who have completed the Canada West regular season with a perfect 18-0 record after defeating the Regina Cougars in straight sets

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Canadian results

Posted by devo on January 25, 2009

The Canadian Brandon Bobcats had their most impressive win for the season, and kept their finals hopes well and truely alive. Aussies Paul Sanderson, Luke Reynolds and Cam Blewett all play for the Bobcats.

Memo to the CIS: the demise of the Brandon Bobcats has been greatly exaggerated.

On the heels of three consecutive lopsided losses, the 9th ranked Bobcats delivered their most impressive victory of the season Friday night, crushing the 3rd ranked Calgary Dinos in straight sets (25-15, 25-16, 25-18) in Canada West men’s volleyball action at the BU Gym.

“It would pretty much have to be our best performance of the season,” says Brandon coach Russ Paddock, “To win on the scoreboard that convincingly against a team as good as we know they are was certainly good for us. Especially considering the struggle we’ve been going through the last couple of weeks.” With the win, the Bobcats (7-6) remain in the hunt for home court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs, moving into a tie with the Winnipeg Wesmen for fourth place in the conference. The victory also snapped the Dinos (11-4) six match winning streak.

“I’m a little surprised that the score is as lopsided as it appears,” adds Paddock, “In the first and third set, they narrowed it to two in the teens, but we were able to stop their run and pull away. So that was good that we never let them quite back in it. But I definitely think the sets were closer than the scores indicated.” The Bobcats thoroughly dominated the match, smothering the Dinos with a dazzling array of kills, service aces, and stuff-blocks. “After losing both of our matches last weekend, we certainly had to give our heads a shake and play well tonight,” says Brandon All-Canadian left-side Paul Sanderson, “We can still pretty much finish anywhere in the standings from four to seven, so we need to win as many games the rest of the way. This weekend, we’re halfway there.”

Sanderson played like a man possessed for BU, delivering 12 kills and 5 service aces. Joel Small, Kevin Miller, and Paul Robidoux added 6 kills apiece. Small also had 5 blocks. Omar Langford paced the Calgary attack with 7 kills. “We passed really well tonight, and that makes it easy for the guys on the outside,” adds Sanderson, “We were very efficient on that, and we ran Small through the middle and he came up big, too.” more@ Brandon

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Suspension

Posted by devo on November 18, 2008

Luber’s Lounge reports that the Brandon University men’s volleyball team has come down softly on All-Canadian Paul Sanderson.  The Australian left-side will miss just one match after getting into a physical altercation with a teammate …  There had been speculation Sanderson might be suspended for the remainder of the semester. more

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Around the web for this last week

Posted by devo on November 15, 2008

I haven’t had a lot of free time this last week, but here’s some of what’s been popping up on my computer:

Paul Carroll is getting some pre-season match practice with Pepperdine U ~ more ~ more

Paul Sanderson has been suspended by Brandon University men’s volleyball team. The Bobcats have taken disciplinary action against All-Canadian left-side Paul Sanderson and right-side Maverick Hatch has quit the team. … Sanderson … has been suspended indefinitely by the University and is not even being allowed to participate in Bobcats’ practice. more ~ more

Each time Christie Naumann threw the volleyball toward the roof of the Thomas Fieldhouse and soared through the air to slam a jump-serve, Michelle Kreeger just hoped. There were times she even cringed. If the ball went to the libero, the third-year East Stroudsburg coach knew the Warriors would get at least a touch on it. If it didn’t, Naumann was recording an ace. The junior outside hitter racked up a match-high six aces and added seven kills as Lock Haven advanced to this weekend’s PSAC Tournament with a 3-0 quarterfinal victory. more

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Sando athlete of the week

Posted by devo on November 6, 2008

Brandon University Men’s Volleyball leftside Paul Sanderson has been selected as the Canada West male Athlete of the Week for the week of November 3, 2008.

“Paul Sanderson of the No. 6-ranked Brandon University Bobcats (2-2) volleyball team had an amazing weekend, leading the ’Cats to a two-match weekend sweep of the Saskatchewan Huskies,” says the Canada West release regarding the award. “The third-year import from Melbourne, Australia combined for 43 kills on 68 chances, a whopping .632 hitting percentage. On Friday the left side hitter had 25 kills on 36 chances, to go with seven digs, in a 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22 win in Saskatoon. He followed up with an 18-kill, three-dig performance in Saturday’s convincing 25-16, 25-21, 25-18 sweep of the Huskies (0-4).” more@Luber’s Lounge

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From North America

Posted by devo on October 23, 2008

Junior Christie Naumann (Charters Towers, Australia/Gladstone) of the Lock Haven University volleyball team has been named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Player of the Week for her recent record-breaking efforts in leading The Haven on the court.

… the preseason All-CAA team included George Mason junior outside hitter Rebecca Walter

Junior outside hitter Sam Simmonds led the Patriots on the week as she posted 21 kills (2.62 k/s) and hit at a .224 clip.  She also added six blocks on the week.

Junior Rachel Rourke (Queensland, Australia) posted a match-high 16 kills, but No. 25 Oregon State fell to No. 7 Washington, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon.

Paul Sanderson led the Bobcats with 17 kills and seven digs

UPDATE:

Paul Sanderson, who earned a Canada West First Team selection and CIS Second Team honours for his league-leading kills per set average, is anxious to improve on last year’s results. “We did pretty well last year. We’ve kept most of the same roster, and with the addition of a few new guys, that should hopefully make us even better,” he notes. “We’ve seen some good things out of the young guys, I like what I see.” more@Luber’sLounge

UPDATE 2:

Emily Tooker – Hawai‘i Hilo (Jr., S, 6-1, Gladstone, Queensland, Australia)…had 42 assists, two service aces and nine blocks in a five-match loss to BYU-Hawaii…was the lone contest of the week for the Vulcans. more@PacWest

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Paul Sanders award

Posted by devo on March 3, 2008

Bomberino is reporting that Paul Sanderson has been selected in the All-Canadian 2nd team.

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Paul Sanderson – all star team

Posted by devo on February 21, 2008

Correspondent Sandy at Bomberino has let us know that Paul Sanderson has been named in the Canada West all star team. more

Although Paul has received individual honours, his team – Brandon Uni, with fellow Aussies Luke Reynolds and Cameron Blewett – has bombed out of the quarter finals in the Canada West division. more

The Brandon University men’s volleyball team finished their best season ever in the worst possible way.

The seventh-ranked Bobcats dropped a straight-set decision (25-23, 25-22, 25-20) to the ninth-ranked Thompson Rivers Wolfpack last night at the BU Gym, losing their best-of-three Canada West quarterfinal series in two games.
After finishing the regular season with a record of 10-8, the ‘Cats simply couldn’t find their rhythm against the Wolfpack. Brandon failed to win a set all weekend, and will now have seven long months to think about what might have been.

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Aussies in Canada

Posted by devo on February 17, 2008

UPDATED: original posted 16/02/08

Sandy at Bomberino is keeping up-to-date with Canadian college volleyball. Paul Sanderson, Luke Reynolds, Cameron Blewett – Brandon University – are into the quarterfinals in the Canadian West Conference

Quarterfinal playoff info ~ Quarterfinal webcasts (note: Canadian times)

The seventh-ranked Brandon University men’s volleyball team will host the ninth-ranked Thompson Rivers Wolfpack in a best-of-three Canada West quarterfinal series. At stake: a berth in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport nationals next month in Quebec.

“It’s the playoffs and anything can happen,” said Brandon left-side Luke Reynolds prior to practice on Wednesday. “Both teams are going to come out and battle… hopefully our home fans will get behind us and we can get the job done.” more

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Canadian Aussies play on the net #3

Posted by devo on February 9, 2008

Here is a match write up of the game

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Canadian Aussies play on the net #2

Posted by devo on February 8, 2008

Well, I managed to see the last two sets of the Brandon vs Winnipeg game with some great rallies. Brandon pulled out the win 3-2 ( 25-18, 22-25, 23-25, 29-27, 15-12). Good to see all three Aussies on court and playing well.

I was at work so I was not relying on my home pedal machine! The question now is why can’t someone in Australia web stream matches. AVF? Too often International games are in Canberra, which most of us can’t see. A webcast – with sponsorship / advertising opportunities shouldn’t be that hard to organise.

Thanks to Bomberino once again for the heads up on this one.

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