Mac Fights for CIS V’Ball Crown

The McMaster Marauders, perennial volleyball powerhouse ranked number 1 in the country, made it to the finals of the CIS Championship Saturday night against rivals and number 2 seeded Trinity Western from Langley, B.C. In front of a packed and defeaning crowd, the home squad took the first game, then dropped the next three to the Spartans. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Fans Jay Krause, Alexander Will, and Jacob Weatherby get painted up in the spirit of the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Fans Jay Krause, Alexander Will, and Jacob Weatherby get painted up in the spirit of the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. A fan tries out one of hundreds of air horns given out. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. A fan tries out one of hundreds of air horns given out. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Brandon Koppers with the serve. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Brandon Koppers with the serve. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Trinity Western setter Adam Schriemer with a backset. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Trinity Western setter Adam Schriemer with a backset. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Jayson McCarthy with the block. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Jayson McCarthy with the block. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Andrew Kocur withe the block. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Andrew Kocur withe the block. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Stephen Marr celebrates a point. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Stephen Marr celebrates a point. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac head coach Dave Preston watches from the sidelines. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac head coach Dave Preston watches from the sidelines. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Brandon Koppers with the bump. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Brandon Koppers with the bump. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Jayson McCarthy and Danny Demyanenko with the block.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Jayson McCarthy and Danny Demyanenko with the block. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Stephen Marr with a deft touch at the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Stephen Marr with a deft touch at the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Andrew Kocur and Danny Demyanenko with the block. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Andrew Kocur and Danny Demyanenko with the block. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Alexander Elliott with the spike. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Alexander Elliott with the spike. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Stephen Marr celebrates a point. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Stephen Marr celebrates a point. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Stephen Marr keeps his eye on the ball. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Stephen Marr keeps his eye on the ball. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Andrew Kocur with the bump. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Andrew Kocur with the bump. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Pawel Jedrzejezski with the bump. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Pawel Jedrzejezski with the bump. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Stephen Marr with a serve. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Stephen Marr with a serve. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Andrew Kocur celebrates a point. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Andrew Kocur celebrates a point. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac setter Andrew Kocur in action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac setter Andrew Kocur in action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Stephen Marr reaches for the ball. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Stephen Marr reaches for the ball. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Danny Demyanenko pushes the ball over the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Danny Demyanenko pushes the ball over the net. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Alexander Elliott with the spike. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Alexander Elliott with the spike. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac's Jayson McCarthy with the hit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Mac’s Jayson McCarthy with the hit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. The Spartans celebrate their win. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. The Spartans celebrate their win. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Their was no joy for the Marauders despite winning silver. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. Their was no joy for the Marauders despite winning silver. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. The loss was hard on head coach Dave Preston. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. The loss was hard on head coach Dave Preston. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 - McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. The Spartans celebrate with the trophy. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: Scott Radley

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, March 12,2016 – McMaster vs. Trinity Western for CIS volleyball gold at McMaster, won by Trinity Western 3-1. The Spartans celebrate with the trophy. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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