WolfPack men’s volleyball battle but lose in five to Alberta

  Posted on: December 1, 2018

The Elgert brothers: Sam (in middle) and Max (on right) were interviewed on the match webcast (Alberta photo)

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.

 

KEY STATS:

SCORES:

ALBERTA:   25   26   25   25   15   –3

TRU:           21   28   27   12   13 — 2

TRU:

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

ALBERTA :

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

RECORDS:

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.”

 

 

UP NEXT:

 

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.

     

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