The Marauder men’s volleyball team has taken over top spot in the newest Canadian Interuniversity Sport top ten poll released Tuesday (Nov. 19), claiming the No. 1 seed for just the third time in McMaster’s program history.
National voters recognized McMaster’s blistering start to the Ontario University Athletics season going undefeated through six matches, and having lost just two sets. The Marauders had sat behind the Canada West-leading Trinity Western Spartans in previous weeks. But the Spartans split a weekend doubleheader with the Calgary Dinos, leaving the Marauders as the lone undefeated team in the CIS.
McMaster kept its perfect season alive with straight-set wins against the Queen’s Gaels and RMC Paladins on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The Marauders take to the road to put their winning streak on the line this weekend, as they travel to North Bay to battle the Nipissing Lakers on Friday (Nov. 22), before visiting the York Lions the next day.
(regular season record) / (previous rankings)
1. McMaster (6-0) / (2)
2. Trinity Western (7-1) / (1)
3. Alberta (5-3) / (3)
4. UBC (5-3) / (5)
5. Brandon (4-4) / (4)
6. UNB (5-2) / (6)
7. Saskatchewan (3-5) / (7)
8. Dalhousie (6-1) (8)
9. Manitoba (4-4) / (NR)
10. Thompson Rivers (4-4) / (NR)