Posted on: December 1, 2018
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team came up with a gutsy effort but wound up falling short to the first place team in the Canada West on Saturday night (Dec 1).
The Pack fell in five to the Alberta Golden Bears. The scores were 25-21,26-28,25-27,25-12, 15-13. TRU enters the Christmas break with a record of 7-3 while the Bears are 11-1.
TRU was led, as per usual by Tim Dobbert (5th year, outside Aichelberg, Germany). He had 16 kills. Kyle Behiels (4th year, middle, Edmonton, AB) and Anton Napolitano (3rd year, setter, Victoria, Australia) each had 10 kills. Napolitano added 40 assists and seven digs
Alberta had 16 kills from Jackson Kennedy while Jacob Deinum added 13.
ALBERTA: 25 26 25 25 15 –3
TRU: 21 28 27 12 13 — 2
Tim Dobbert: 16 kills on 35 chances, 4 digs, 2 block assists
Kyle Behiels: 10 kills on 18 swings, 2 service aces, 1 solo block, 2 block assists
Anton Napolitano: 10 kills on 13 chances, 40 assists, 2 service aces, 7 blocks
Sam Taylor Parks: 8 kills on 23 opportunites, 2 service aces, 1 dig
Landon Currie: 7 digs
Jackson Kennedy: 16 kills in 39 swings, 6 digs, 2 solo blocks, 2 block assists
Jacob Deinum: 13 kills on 18 chances, 4 service aces, 4 digs, 2 solo blocks, 4 block assists
Alex McMullin: 11 kills in 25 opportunities, 5 digs, 3 service aces
Braedon Friesen: 10 kills in 21 chances, 6 service aces, 8 digs
Max Elgert: 45 assists, 7 digs, 2 service aces
ALBERTA: 11-1 TRU: 7-3
THEY SAID IT (post match quotes):
TRU Head Coach Pat Hennelly:
On Match: “Great match tonight. Really strong performances from Anton and both middles Sam and Kyle. We battled through some slow starts and really played strong at the end of each set.”
Both teams now break from league play for Christmas. The WolfPack had a number of fans in the stands as Kyle Beheils, Ryan Adams and Samuel Elgert all hail from the Edmonton area.
TRU returns to league play Friday January 11, 2019 when they host the Mount Royal Cougars on the Warner Rentals court at the Tournament Capital Centre.
All of the above matches can we viewed on a pay per view basis on www.canadawesttv.com.