The top-seeded University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s volleyball teams begin their 2020 post-season campaigns this Saturday, February 29 at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.
The OUA quarter-final matchups will see Toronto’s women battle the Waterloo Warriors at 1 p.m., with the men to follow versus the Brock Badgers at 3 p.m.
Advance tickets are on sale here – USE PROMO CODE: PLAYOFFS20. For OVA players that wear their jersey, you will receive a food combo voucher and be entered into a draw for a chance to win various Varsity Blues prize packs!
The Blues women finished atop the OUA East division for the fourth time in the past six seasons with a 17-2 record. Toronto led the province with the most sets won (55) and fewest sets lost (18).
Should U of T be victorious on Saturday, they would host the OUA Quigley Cup Final Four, March 6-7, at Goldring Centre, where the top two teams will advance to the 2020 U SPORTS championships, March 13-15, at the University of Calgary.
But the road to Calgary starts with the Waterloo Warriors. The Warriors finished the 2019-20 season with an 11-8 record, in fourth place in the OUA West division. The two teams met last Friday in their lone meeting of 2019-20, with Toronto coming out on top, 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-21).
Toronto’s men finished the season with a near-perfect 17-1 record, sitting first in the OUA East division and holding the best record in the province for the first time since 2003-04. The Blues won a league-best 51 sets and ranked third in fewest sets lost (19).
The Blues will be battling for a spot in the OUA Final Four for the second straight season, which will be hosted by the top seed in the West next weekend (March 6-8). The top three teams in the OUA will advance to the 2020 U SPORTS championships, March 13-15, at the University of Manitoba.
The Brock Badgers finished fourth in the OUA West with a 7-10 record. The two squads met back in November with the Blues coming away with a 3-1 (25-17, 22-25, 25-16, 27-25) victory in St. Catharines.
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