Several contests went down to the wire for Team Manitoba today with mixed results for the hosts. Some resulted in wins while others ended in heart-wrenching loss. Manitoba’s male basketball team won in overtime and the female soccer team scored a late winner in a 2-1 final. Meanwhile in beach volleyball, both the male and female teams were edged in the deciding sets of their respective games versus British Columbia, dashing both teams chances for a medal. Also on the court, Manitoba’s female team lost to Ontario in semifinal action sending them to a bronze medal match on Friday.
A late three-pointer in male basketball allowed Manitoba to reach overtime against Saskatchewan before clinching a 91-85 win at the Canada Game Sport for Life Centre. Later in the day, Manitoba’s female team hit the hardwood at Duckworth Centre in a semifinal matchup with Ontario that was broadcast on TSN. The home province kept the contest close through two quarters but Ontario pulled away in the second half to secure a 84-59 win. Manitoba will move onto a bronze medal match with Alberta on Friday at noon.
Both beach volleyball teams entered quarterfinal action today with a matchup against British Columbia. And in fairly mirrored efforts, the male and female teams forced them to a third set that each ended by the narrow margin of 15-13. The losses relegated both teams to placement games scheduled for 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Manitoba’s female soccer team hit the pitch today in a placement game against Saskatchewan. Team Manitoba pulled ahead with a late tally, helping secure a 2-1 win over their prairie rivals. Manitoba will play their final match tomorrow versus British Columbia at 1 p.m.
Pan Am Pool was the site of finals events in female 1-metre springboard and male 3-metre springboard today. A pair of Manitobans qualified in the female event with Mara George finishing seventh and Brooke Bouchard in 11th.
Tomorrow is chock full of action for Team Manitoba athletes with competitions scheduled in eight different sports. Manitoba is expected to vie for medals in multiple events, including in athletics, rowing and triathlon. The baseball team will also play a semifinal game against Alberta at 4 p.m. at Shaw Park.
1:00 p.m.-8:25 p.m. - Athletics events - University of Manitoba Stadium
4:00 p.m. - Male Baseball - Team Manitoba vs. Team Alberta - Shaw Park
5:15 p.m. - Male Basketball - Team Manitoba vs. Team Nova Scotia - Duckworth Centre
4:30 p.m. - Male Beach Volleyball - Team Manitoba vs. Team Newfoundland-Labrador - Sargent Park Complex
4:30 p.m. - Female Beach Volleyball - Team Manitoba vs. Team Quebec - Sargent Park Complex
10:30 a.m. - Female mountain bike sprint
10:30 a.m. - Male mountain bike sprint
5:00 p.m. - Female 10-metre platform
7:15 p.m. - Male 10-metre platform
9:30 a.m. - Male single scull final
10:10 a.m. - Female quadruple sculls final
11:15 a.m. - Female eight with coxswain final
11:00 a.m. - All categories
1:00 p.m. - Female Soccer - Team Manitoba vs. Team New Brunswick - Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex
10:00 a.m. - Male Softball - Team Manitoba vs. Team New Brunswick - John Blumberg Softball Complex
9:30 a.m. - Male relay
11:30 a.m. - Female relay
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