SPARTANS CONTINUE WINNING WAYS WITH SWEEP OF BROCK

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The Trinity Western men’s volleyball team earned its 14th straight win, including conference and non-conference contests, beating Brock University 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-23) Thursday at Bob Davis Gymnasium.

Using a younger lineup, the Spartans battled through a tight first set, before closing well to earn the set.

The second set was a different story, with TWU losing a bit of momentum before first-year

(Swift Current, Sask.) went on a lengthy serving run to help send the Spartans to a six-point win.

The third set was tight throughout, with the Spartans eventually pulling out the set and the match.

TWU will now travel to take on No. 4-ranked McMaster Friday and Saturday at Burridge Gymnasium.

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Ben Ball – TWU Assistant Coach
“We got a chance to get in some of our young guys and get them some game experience and it was a sweet crowd there. We had a bit of a slow start, especially with serving but we were able to pull out a close win in the first set with some plays at the end. In the second set, we struggled early, but then the guys did a really good job of communicating and talking their way out of tough situations before Henry went on his serving run to help us take the set. The third set was really sloppy with a lot of errors on our side and it was a bit of grind, but it was good to see our young guys battle through a tougher game and now we get to watch a bunch of tape on them and find ways to get better.”

TWU head coach Ben Josephson is not with the team, as he is currently coaching with Canada’s senior women’s team, as the team prepares for the upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament.The Spartans are coming off winning three straight games at the Can Am Volleyball Holiday Showcase, beating No. 2-ranked UCLA, No. 4 Long Beach State and No. 6 Lewis.