Great Plains and Miller College split Battle of the Southwest matches

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The sixth annual Battle of the Southwest volleyball showdown between Great Plains College and Miller College Edge again featured some spirited play between the Prairie Athletic Conference neighbouring teams.

While the games did not count in the standings as they had last year, volleyball fans were treated to some outstanding action at the O.M. Irwin School gymnasium.

In men's action, Millar College won an intense 25-21, 22-25, 25-23 three set victory where all games were decided by a margin of four points or less. Millar has now claimed five of the six Southwest Cup showdowns between the two colleges, winning back the trophy they lost for the first time last year.

The women's Sundogs team earned their second Southwest Cup title by rebounding from an opening set 20-25 defeat and going on to capture the trophy with wins of 25-18 and 25-13. The SunDogs have now won two of the past four Battle of the Southwest meetings after first winning in 2009.

The Edge vs Sundogs rivalry was also on the court in Pambrun on Oct. 18 when the teams meet in PAC league play.

The Edge women's team earned a four-set win over the visiting Sundogs (25-20, 21-25, 25-19, 25-23) to improve to .500 in league play.

Millar College prevented the Sundogs men's team from moving into top spot in the PAC by winning a thrilling 24-26, 25-15, 25-21, 17-25, 15-12 in a marathon showdown.

The PAC operates with six teams in both the men's and women's divisions.

The SunDogs year boasts five individual five-set matches, along with two tournament-style weekends.

After tournament play in Moose Jaw on the weekend, both the Great Plains men's and women's have their final individual set game on Nov. 7 at the Palliser Panthers from Moose Jaw.

Millar College is also featured during the SIAST PAlliser tournament, with the Edge teams wrapping up their year on home court with a Halloween showdown with the SIAST Palliser Panthers.

The PAC Provincials are set for Prince Albert on Nov. 16 and 17, while the SunDogs will also be participating in the Western Canadian College Open Volleyball Championship in Olds, AB on Nov. 23 and 24.

 PAC Men's Standings (as of Oct. 25)

TEAM    GP    W    L    Pts    PF    PA    PCT

SIAST Palliser Panthers    5    4    1    8    14    3    .800

Great Plains Sundogs    6    4    2    8    16    10    .667

SIAST Kelsey Amaruks    5    3    2    6    10    10    .600

Millar Edge        6    3    3    6    11    12    .500

SIAST Woodland Wild    5    2    3    4    9    10    .400

Bethany Eagles        5    0    5    0    15    .000

PAC Women's Standings (as of Oct. 25)

TEAM    GP    W    L    Pts    PF    PA    PCT

Bethany Eagles        5    5    0    10    15    1    1.000

SIAST Kelsey Amaruks    5    4    1    8    13    5    .800

Millar Edge        6    3    3    6    10    13    .500

SIAST Palliser Panthers    5    2    3    4    7    10    .400

Great Plains Sundogs    6    2    4    4    11    13    .333

SIAST Woodland Wild    5    0    5    0    1    15    .000

Organizations: Great Plains College, Millar College, Miller College Edge Moose Jaw.Millar College O.M. Irwin School Prince Albert

Geographic location: Pambrun, Moose Jaw, Great Plains Olds

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