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November 13, 2012, LANGLEY, British Columbia – Both the No. 1 Trinity Western women’s volleyball team and No. 2 men’s volleyball team completed weekend sweeps of Thompson Rivers this past Friday and Saturday and, with that, both moved to 5-1 on the season and maintained their positions in the latest CIS Top 10.

The Spartans basketball, swimming and cross country teams remained unranked.

The Spartans women’s volleyball team, which has been atop the national rankings since the opening weekend of the season, beat TRU by decisive 3-0 score lines on both Friday and Saturday to improve its current win streak to five matches. Trinity Western will look to continue its early season roll when they take on unranked Saskatchewan this Friday, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, at 5 p.m., at the Langley Events Centre. Both games will be streamed live at www.canadawest.tv.

The Spartans men’s volleyball team, which has been No. 2 in the CIS Top 10 since the opening weekend after starting at No. 1 in the initial preseason poll, beat No. 9 TRU 3-1 Friday and 3-0 Saturday. Like the women, the men now are riding a five-match win streak and will look to build upon that when they host No. 7 Saskatchewan Friday, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, at 7 p.m. at the LEC. Both games will be streamed live at www.canadawest.tv.

Trinity Western’s men’s basketball team remained unranked after splitting with Northern British Columbia on the weekend, losing Friday 109-87 but bouncing back to win Saturday 103-100 in overtime. The Spartans (1-3) will travel to Victoria this weekend to play the No. 10 Vikes Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. Both games will be streamed live at www.canadawest.tv.

The Spartans women’s basketball team (0-4) dropped a pair of tough road loss to UNBC, falling 73-67 Friday and 62-54 Saturday. Trinity Western will look for its first win of the season when it plays No. 8 Victoria this Friday, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, at 5 p.m. Both games will be streamed live at www.canadawest.tv.

In the final cross country rankings of the year, which represents the order of finish at the CIS championships, the Spartans were unranked after the TWU women finished 13th and the men finished 14th at nationals. A few members of the Spartans teams will compete at the Fraser Valley Ramble in Abbotsford Nov. 18 while others prepare for the Canadian Championships in Vancouver Nov. 24.

Trinity Western’s swimming teams did not compete this weekend but will be back in action Nov. 19-20 at the Langley Olympians Swim Club Invitational.

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Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.

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