WolfPack men’s volleyball take Cougars in straight sets

  Posted on: January 12, 2018

Anton Napolitano vs Regina (Arthur images)

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team have won their fourth match of the Canada West regular season. The Pack went into Regina on Friday (Jan 12) and took the University of Regina Cougars in straight sets.

The Scores were 27-25, 25-20, 25-12. TRU moves to 4-11 on the year while Regina falls to 1-14.

Tim Dobbert led the way for TRU with 20 kills, nine of which came in the opening set. Josh Mullaney added 12.

 

SYNOPSIS

The WolfPack have now won two in a row as they continue to battle for the final playoff spot in the Canada West. The team got a strong match out of their middles as both Jordan Foot and Sam Taylor Parks had five kills apiece.

Regina’s top scorer was Matthew Aubrey with six kills.

KEY STATS:

Scores by sets:

TRU:     27   25   25 -3

REGINA 25   20   12 -0

TRU:

Charlie Bringloe (3rd year, outside hitter, Waterloo, ON)

Joshua Mullaney (3rd year, outside hitter, Calgary, AB) 12 kills in 23 chances, 5 digs, 2 block assists

Tim Dobbert (4th year, outside hitter, Aichelberg, Germany) 20 kills in 28 swings, 10 digs, 1 assist

Jordan Foot (5th year, middle, Prince George, BC) 5 kills in 14 opportunities, 2 service aces, 2 assists, 2 block assists

Sam Taylor Parks (3rd year, middle, Kelowna, BC) 5 kills in 12 chances 1 assist

Anton Napolitano (2nd year, setter, Victoria, Australia) 38 assists, 9 digs

Landon Currie (1st year, libero, Vernon, BC) 8 digs

 

REGINA:

Matthew Aubrey: 6 kills in 30 chances, 2 service aces, 4 block assists

Conal McAinish: 5 kills in 7 opportunities, 2 block assists

Markus Roflik: 4 kills in 13 chances 5 digs

Michael Corrigan: 18 assists 7 digs

RECORDS:

REGINA:1-14   TRU: 4-11

 

QUOTES:

TRU head coach Pat Hennelly:

On Match: “Bunch of guys really came through. Tim Dobbert was our offensive leader. Anton Napolitano did a really good job of running the offense. Guys like Isaac Smit (4th year, Kelowna, BC) coming in and shoring up the first set with some solid serves and defense and passing. Josh Mullaney had a good second and third set offensively helping with the load. We did a good job of cutting down on our service errors. We had seven service errors and five service aces. That was the best result of the year. We had a sold night blocking with six blocks over three sets. It was a total team effort but I have to compliment Cole Keddie coming in, starting and doing a good job of serving, passing and defending. Landon Currie was solid on the defensive side as well.”  

UP NEXT:

The Cougars and the WolfPack will wind up their weekend series tomorrow (Saturday, Jan 13).

Next home match for Thompson Rivers will be Friday, January 19th when they entertain the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre. Game time will be 6 pm.

All of the above matches can we viewed on a pay per view basis on www.canadawesttv.com.

 

 

     

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