Corvallis, ORE—The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s volleyball team kicked off their U.S. tour Sunday (Aug 28).
The WolfPack scrimmaged and then played an exhibition match against the Seattle University Redhawks (NCAA Div I).
The Redhawks have been practicing for over a month in preparation for their season opener in a couple of weeks. They downed the ‘Pack in straight sets. The scores were 25-21,28-26,25-23.
“We lost a few points on parts of the game we haven’t gone over yet,” said TRU head coach Chad Grimm. “With seven new girls and the fact we haven’t been practicing for a full week, we haven’t worked on double blocks and other aspects of the game.”
Grimm continued: “ Overall, I was happy with us recovering and finding our stride. We were in both the final two sets. We were in a good position but at this point of our development, we weren’t able to follow though.”
The WolfPack continue their tour with a match on Monday (Aug 29) against the host Oregon State Beavers.
TRU has two more exhibition matches after that in Oregon before returning home. The rest of the WolfPack exhibition schedule includes tournaments in Edmonton (Alberta) and Langley (Trinity Western).
The ‘Pack open up their 2016 Canada West regular season on Friday October 28th on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre as they entertain the University of Alberta Pandas. Game time is 6 pm.