Posted on: February 2, 2018
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team are still looking for their first victory at the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger Classic exhibition mens volleyball tournament.
Playing on Friday (Feb 2), the ‘Pack drooped a 3-1 decision to Lee’s McRae College Bobcats of North Carolina.
The NCAA Division III squad took the WolfPack by scores of 33-31, 25-27,25-23,25-19.
Head coach Pat Hennelly rested his usual starters for this match. Offensively, the WolfPack were led by Tim Edge (4th year, outside hitter, Langley, BC) who had 14 kills in 32 swings. He added four digs and had three block assists. Cole Hanson (3rd year, middle, Kelowna, BC) and Charlie Bringloe (3rd year, outside hitter, Waterloo,ON) each had seven kills. Hanson had 11 swings and four block assists while Bringloe had 18 chances, 4 service aces and three block assists. Randy Grundmann (5th year, outside hitter, Winnipeg, MB) had five kills in 16 opportunities and four service aces.
Jakob Hamilton (2nd year setter, Calgary, AB) had 32 assists, 1 service ace and 1 dig. Isaac Smit (3rd year, libero, Kelowna, BC) added 11 digs.
Lees McRae was led on offense by Wes Rogman with 14 kills in 29 chances and eight digs. Joseph Valadez had 31 assists. Ethan Gardner had six kills in 12 chances with four service aces and three block assists.
“We lost a tough one today, “ said WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly. “ We missed a lot of seres (32) and had trouble with some of the basics. Tim Edge hit well.”
The WolfPack close out the tournament on Saturday (Feb 3) against the host University of Hawaii Rainbows. The team then returns home to continue their Canada West regular season when they visit the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat in Kelowna on Thursday, February 8 th. Their next home match is Saturday, February 10th against the same Heat. Match time is 6:45 pm.