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Lancer men’s volleyball teamLancer men’s volleyball will make its first-ever appearance in the national championship tournament Friday in Hamilton.

Lancers seeded eighth in national men’s volleyball tournament

The Lancer men’s volleyball team will take on the No. 1 ranked and Canada West champion Trinity Western Spartans in the opening round of the U Sports championship tournament, Friday in Hamilton.

This is the first trip to the final eight for Windsor; Trinity Western is seeking its third consecutive national title.

The Blue and Gold claimed third place in Ontario University Athletics to qualify for the tournament, led by the all-star trio of John Moate, Pierce Johnson, and Brad Gyemi. Moate was named to the national all-star second team Thursday.

The Lancers will take to the court at 8 p.m. March 16. Find a full championship schedule and team-by-team previews at goLancers.ca. Every game will be streamed live over the pay-per-view service sportscanada.tv.