Pandas VB seeded fourth for U SPORTS Championship

    Pandas to play #5 Mount Royal Cougars in national quarter-final on Friday night

    By Connor Hood on March 8, 2020

    TORONTO (U SPORTS) - The Trinity Western Spartans were named tournament favourites on Sunday, as the seeding and quarterfinal matchups were announced for the 2020 U SPORTS Women’s Volleyball Championship.
     
    Hosted for the fifth time by the Calgary Dinos, first serve on the tournament flies on Friday and the event concludes Sunday with the gold medal game at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. All games be played at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium


    The Canada West finalist Alberta Pandas were seeded fourth, and will play the #5 Mount Royal Cougars in the national quarter-final on Friday night. It will be a rematch of the best-of-three Canada West semifinal series between the Pandas and Cougars, won by Alberta 2-1. 

    QUARTER-FINAL SCHEDULE (FRIDAY, MARCH 13)

    QF#1: #2 Toronto vs #7 Brock, 1:00 p.m. 
    QF#2: #3 Dalhousie vs #6 Montreal, 2:30 p.m. 
    QF#3: #1 Trinity Western vs #8 Calgary, 6:00 p.m.
    QF#4: #4 Alberta vs #5 Mount Royal, 7:30 p.m. 

    FULL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

    TEAM PROFILES

    Seed

    Team

    Playoff Finish

    Records

    Last/Total Titles

    Kills/Set

    Blocks/Set

    1

    Trinity Western

    CW Champions

    22-2 / 5-1

    2015/1

    12.41 / 4th

    2.55 / 1st

    2

    Toronto

    OUA Champions

    17-2 / 3-0

    2016/1

    11.45 / 16th

    1.96 / 23rd

    3

    Dalhousie

    AUS champions

    19-1 / 4-0

    1982/1

    11.60 / 13th

    2.36 / 6th

    4

    Alberta

    CW Finalists

    18-6 / 4-3

    2007/7

    12.62 / 1st

    2.13 / 13th

    5

    Mount Royal

    CW Bronze Medalists

    21-3 / 4-3

    Never

    12.55 / 3rd

    2.39 / 5th

    6

    Montreal

    RSEQ Champions

    13-7 / 4-0

    Never

    11.05 / 21st

    2.15 / 12th

    7

    Brock

    OUA Finalists

    14-5 / 2-1

    Never

    12.11 / 5th

    1.73 / 27th

    8

    Calgary

    Hosts

    9-15 / 0-0

    2004/4

    11.28 / 17th

    2.49 / 3rd

     

    No. 4 ALBERTA PANDAS
    CW Finalists

    Coming off a Canada West silver medal, the Alberta Pandas head down to Calgary in search of a fourth-straight medal at the U SPORTS Championship, and their first gold since 2007.
     
    Led by Canada West Player of the Year Kory White, the Pandas finished the CW regular season in third, before beating both Saskatchewan and Mount Royal in the conference post-season. The Pandas fell to Trinity Western in the Canada West final, earning the program’s ninth conference silver.
     
    White led U SPORTS with 4.78 kills per set, breaking Pandas single-season records with 406 kills and 467.5 points. Her 4.78 kills per set mark also led the nation by 0.73 kills per set.
     
    Starting setter Elyse Hart also led U SPORTS with 10.17 assists per set, while Libero Jenae Eisler finished sixth with 329 digs.