WolfPack women’s volleyball drop final match before Christmas

  Posted on: December 3, 2017

Kaitlin Lomas and Abby Spratt block vs Alberta (U of A photo)

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack head into the Canada West women’s volleyball Christmas break on a three game losing streak. The WolfPack were swept by the host University of Alberta Pandas on the final weekend of the 2017 portion of the regular season.
After losing in three sets on Saturday (Dec 2), Thompson Rivers fell 3-1 to the Pandas on Sunday (Dec 3).

The scores were 25-15,22-25,25-22,25-22.

KEY STATS:

TRU

Rachel Windhorst (4th year,outside hitter, Surrey, BC) 12 kills in 48 chances, 16 digs
Kendra Finch (3rd year outside hitter, North Van, BC) 9 kills in 43 opportunities, 14 digs
Yevgeniya Nyukhalova (1st year, outside hitter, Severodontsk, Ukraine) 6 digs in 16 chances, 4 digs
Abby Spratt (2nd year, setter, Calgary, AB) 30 assists, 9 digs, 3 block assists
Hali Drezet (2nd year, libero, Prince George, BC) 13 digs

Alberta:

Kory White: 13 kills in 52 opportunities, 7 digs 4 block assists
Shauntelle Hogg: 10 kills in 20 swings 8 digs, 2 solo blocks
Eryn Orysiuk: 37 assists, 15 digs, 4 service aces
Julia Zooneveld 8 kills in 32 chances, 11 digs
Erin Corbett: 13 digs, 3 service aces

RECORDS:
TRU: 5-7 Alberta: 7-5

QUOTES:
TRU head coach Chad Grimm

On match: “We started off pretty slow. We couldn’t find our rhythm . We made some changes. I thought the people we brought in did a good job to bring energy and the will to fight and grind it out. It wasn’t the prettiest volleyball on either side of the net. I thought we brought the fight to them and did the best we could. The group on the court showed a lot of resilience. That is the way we need to play for us to be successful. I think, as a group, bring that intensity to every match in the New Year we should be successful.”

UP NEXT:

The Pandas and WolfPack now break for Christmas exams.

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 be seen on a pay-per-view basis on www.CanadaWesttv.com .

     

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