dmonton, AB: The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s volleyball team will enter the Canada West Christmas break with a .500 record. After sweeping the host MacEwan University Griffins on Friday night (Nov 25), the ‘Pack fell 3-2 to MacEwan on Saturday (Nov 26).
The scores were 20-25,25-17,25-22, 25-20. TRU has a 5-5 record while MacEwan is 3-7.
The WolfPack won the first set but lost the next three.
Iullia Pakhomenko: 11 kills in 18 swings, 3 digs
Morgan Kolasa: 9 kills on 19 opportunities, 1 service ace, 4 digs, 1 solo block, 2 block assists.
Kaitlin Lomas: 5 kills on 8 chances, 1 assist, 4 digs, 1 solo block, 3 block assists
Abby Spratt: 35 assists, 7 digs, 2 block assists
Cassidy Kinsella: 20 kills in 48 opportunities, 2 service aces, 2 assists, 7 digs
Kate Rozendaal: 12 kills on 23 chances, 3 assists, 2 service aces, 13 digs
Claire McLoughlin: 44 assists, 4 service aces, 5 digs
Karlie Edgar: 21 digs
TRU 5-5 MACEWAN 3-7
TRU head coach Chad Grimm:
“We came out in the first and had a big lead. Middle of the set we let it go and pushed to the end which was great. In the second, we started to show some frustration because we were undisciplined. We couldn’t seem to turn it around.We made some changes in the third and fourth and the energy was better. Execution was a key. Credit to MacEwan, they played better today but we thought they would.”
The WolfPack have the bye next weekend, which is the final one for Canada West play before the Christmas break.
They will have an exhibition holiday scrimmage tournament at the TCC December 29-31 with USport ranked Dalhousie Tigers of Nova Scotia (AUS) and the UBCO Heat (Canada West).
TRU kicks off the second half of the Canada West regular season with back to back road trips. They visit the Calgary Dinos on Thursday and Friday (Jan 5-6, 2017) and then visit the Trinity Western University Spartans in Langley, BC on January 13-14, 2017.
MacEwan hosts UBC next weekend (Dec 2-3).