Posted on: December 3, 2017
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team got the ‘cold shoulder’ when they paid a visit to the Saville Centre at the University of Alberta this weekend (Dec 2-3). The Pack suffered a pair of defeats to the host Golden Bears.
On Saturday (Dec 2), Pat Hennelly and the WolfPack lost in five sets. Sunday, the match was shorter as Alberta dumped Thompson Rivers 3-0. The scores were 25-20,25-15,25-18.
The Pack were led offensively by Charlie Bringloe with nine kills. Alberta’s Taryq Sani had 11 kills in 20 opportunities. He goes into the Christmas break as the Canada West leader in kills (190) and kills per set (4.13).
The WolfPack have fallen to 2-10 and have lost their last 10 matches. Alberta moves to 9-3 on the year.
Charlie Bringloe (3rd year, outside hitter, Waterloo, ON) 9 kills in 14 chances,2 digs, 1 block assist
Joshua Mullaney (3rd year, outside hitter, Calgary, AB) 7 kills in 17 swings
Tim Dobbert (4th year, outside hitter, Aichelberg, Germany) 5 kills in 11 opportunities, 3 digs
Jakob Hamilton (2nd year, setter, Calgary, AB) 23 assists
Taryq Sani: 14 kills in 20 opportunities, 3 service aces, 3 digs, 1 solo block
Alex McMullin: 11 kills in 21 swings
Luke Brisbane: 32 assists, 1 service ace, 3 digs
ALBERTA: 9-3 TRU: 2-10
TRU head coach Pat Hennelly:
On Match: “We played some solid volleyball today but fell short. We struggled with serving consistency and hitting our targets. Josh Mullaney had a strong match attacking and blocking. Kyle Behiels (3rd year, middle, Edmonton,AB) started for the first time this year. Kyle was solid offensively and had a strong match from the service line. We did not get the result we wanted this weekend, but had some steady play and solid performances.”
The WolfPack and Alberta are now on the break for the Christmas Exam period.
Next home match for Thompson Rivers will be Friday, January 19, 2018 when they entertain the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre. Game time will be 6 pm.
TRU returns to regular season play with two weekends of play on the road. They visit Mount Royal (Jan 5-6) and then Regina (Jan 12-13).
All of the above matches can we viewed on a pay per view basis on www.canadawesttv.com.
Dobbert of the WolfPack stands fifth in Canada West in kills per set (3.64). Three of TRU’s recruits for 2018-19: Ryan Adams, Sam Elgert and Evan Yakymishen of the Edmonton FOG U18 were in attendance for the matches.