2018 U SPORTS Women's Volleyball Championship
Presented by Hôtel Universel Québec Preview:
Calgary earns No.1 seed ahead of national tournament
TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The Calgary Dinos have been named women's volleyball tournament favourites in the lead-up to an action-packed weekend of #CHAMPSZN and will open the 2018 U SPORTS Women's Volleyball Championship presented by Hôtel Universel Québec as the top seed at the Amphithéâtre Desjardins-Université Laval in Quebec City.
The seeding was announced on Sunday evening for the three-day competition, which kicks off on Friday at Laval University and culminates concludes next Sunday with the gold-medal final at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. All games will be livestreamed at USPORTS.LIVE.
Rounding out the seeding behind Canada West champ Calgary are the No. 2 Montreal Carabins (RSEQ champions), No. 3 UBC Thunderbirds (Canada West finalists), No. 4 Ryerson Rams (OUA champs), No. 5 UBC Okanagan Heat (Canada West semifinalists), No. 6 Dalhousie Tigers (AUS champs), No. 7 Aberta Pandas Martlets (Canada West semifinalists) and No. 8 Laval Rouge et Or (hosts/RSEQ finalists).
Friday's quarter-finals include Alberta vs. Montreal in the 10 a.m. PT opener, followed by Dalhousie vs. UBC at 12 p.m. PT, host Laval vs. Calgary at 3 p.m. PT, with the Heat in the final quarter-final at 5 p.m. PT when the square off versus Ryerson.
Thursday, Mar. 15
All-Canadian Awards Gala, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
Friday, Mar. 16 (Quarter-finals)
No. 2 Montreal vs. No. 7 Alberta 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
No. 3 UBC vs. No. 6 Dalhousie, 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
No.1 Calgary vs. No. 8 Laval, 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
No. 4 Ryerson vs. No. 5 UBC Okanagan, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Full championship schedule and team-by-team previews are available at USPORTS.ca
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