November 10, 2012, LANGLEY, British Columbia (ISN) – The No. 1 Trinity Western women’s volleyball (4-1) made quick work of Thompson Rivers (0-5) as it earned a 3-0 (25-9, 25-9, 25-13) win over the WolfPack Friday at the Langley Events Centre.
The Spartans were the better team from start to finish as they used a variety of players to knock off a young WolfPack team that only dressed seven players and only features one player beyond their second year of eligibility.
With the win, the Spartans extended their win streak to four games while the loss kept the WolfPack winless on the season.
As a team, TWU had a hitting percentage of .455 as they had 39 kills and just eight attack errors. The Spartans had 15 aces, six blocks and 44 digs.
The WolfPack hit -.056 as a team while earning six kills, two aces, one block and 18 digs.
The Spartans were led by Carly Hamilton (Calgary), who had 11 kills and three digs, Amy Ott (East Selkirk, Man.), who had eight kills and six digs, and Sophie Carpentier (Ottawa), who had six kills and two blocks. Casie Gano (Sundre, Alta.), replacing Alicia Perrin (Creston, B.C.) at the middle position, had a game-high four blocks. Kelci French (Okotoks, Alta.) had 19 assists while fellow setter Lauren Moncks (Standard, Alta.) added 14 assists.
For the WolfPack, Carly Nelson had a team-high three kills to go along with four digs while Katie Woo had a team-high eight digs. Kristen Giesbrecht, Hillary Schell and Katarina Osadchuk each had one kill for TRU. Osadchuk added one ace while Julia Niemczewska also had one ace for the WolfPack.
“I thought we had a pretty high attack efficiency and I thought we did a good job of digging up everything they threw at us,” said Spartans coach Ryan Hofer. “Carly did a really good job of going out there and being aggressive at the net. Sophie went in and blocked some balls and she pounded. Casie went in there and played well. It’s good to have the depth that allows us to work other players onto the court while still maintain a high performance level.”
The story of each game was similar throughout the entire match as it was the Spartans dominating each set early and often.
After holding the WolfPack to under 10 points in the first two sets, the Spartans rolled their bench onto the floor for the third set and pulled out a comfortable 12-point win.
The Spartans and WolfPack will meet in a rematch Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.