Posted on: February 3, 2018
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team has wrapped up its exhibition tournament in Hawaii.
The WolfPack met the host University of Hawaii Rainbows on Saturday night (Feb 3). The Pack lost in straight sets to finish the three team tourney winless.
The scores on Saturday were 25-17, 25-16, 25-22.
The Rainbows are the third ranked team in NCAA Division I.
TRU was led by Tim Dobbert (4th year, Aichelberg, Germany) who had 15 kills in 35 chances and had three digs. Dobbert was named to the tournament’s allstar team.
Anton Napolitano (2nd year, setter, Victoria, AUS) had 24 assists, six digs , a block assist and a service ace.
Sam Taylor Parks (3rd year, middle, Kelowna, BC) had six kills in 7 chances. Landon Currie (1st year, libero, Vernon, BC) added 6 digs.
Hawaii was led by Stijn Van Tilsburgh with 14 kills. Joe Worsley added 27 assists.
“The guys played great today,” said WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly. “We were led offensively by Tim Dobbert and defensively by Isaac Smit (3rd year, libero, Kelowna, BC) and Landon Currie. Sam Taylor Parks was very good at the net as well. The atmosphere in the gym was great with a large crowd and excellent plays. Charlie Bringloe (3rd year, outside hitter, Waterloo, ON) came in and was very good serving and attacking. Overall, a positive experience and well worth the trip.”
The WolfPack return to Canada West play on Thursday (Feb 8) in Kelowna against the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat. Their next home match will be Saturday (Feb 10) on the Warner Rentals court at the Tournament Capital Centre. Game time will be 7:45 pm.