DAVID LARKINS, Wesmen Athletics
For the third straight night, the Winnipeg Wesmen got in the win column against the Dalhousie Tigers.
Daniel Thiessen returned to the lineup after missing the first two matches against the RSEQ opponent and had 12 kills to lead the Wesmen men's volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-16) victory Friday night on the opening night of the U of M Bisons Invitational at the Investors Group Athletic Centre.
Thiessen made only three errors on 18 swings and hit a match-high .500 (minimum five swings) for the night as Winnipeg improved to 6-1 in the non-conference season. Redshirt junior Eric Dornez had four kills on four swings and freshman Liam Kristjanson added four kills. Middle blocker Keegan Teetaert had team-highs with six digs and five blocks for the Wesmen, who hit .273 for the match and held Dalhousie to .156.
After hitting .296 in the first set, the Tigers were held to .107 and .045 in Sets 2 and 3, respectively.
In the continuing quest to get a read on their roster depth, the Wesmen put 13 players on the court throughout the match.
The Wesmen continue the tournament with a pair of matches Saturday: 12:45 p.m. against the OUA's McMaster Marauders and 6 p.m. against the host Bisons.