TRU weekend (Jan. 14 to Jan. 16) wrap
•Pack swept in Brandon
The TRU WolfPack men's volleyball dropped four-set and five-set decisions to the Bobcats in Brandon on the weekend.
On Friday, Jan. 14, the WolfPack lost in four sets (33-31,28-26,28-30,25-20) to Brandon, which served better than TRU in pressure situations.
“I feel the difference was serving after 20 points," Pack head coach Pat Hennelly said.
"We consistently missed serves and Brandon, especially Paul Sanderson, made tough serves.”
Kevin Tillie was a bright spot for TRU in the loss. The second-year outside hitter notched 28 kills.
On Saturday, Jan. 15, TRU took Brandon to five sets (25-22,25-9,17-25, 18-25, 15-12), but could not pull through in the end.
"It was another great match for our guys," Hennelly said.
"We came here and competed and I am proud of the effort the guys put forth. We talked about how this is the start of playoff intensity and the guys really responded."
Second-year middle Alex Davis had his best game in a Pack uniform, said Hennelly.
Davis had 11 kills and four-and-a-half blocks in the loss.
The WolfPack return home next weekend to entertain the Saskatchewan Huskies. Match time at the Tournament Capital Centre on Friday, Jan. 21 is scheduled for 6 p.m.
•Franchise-record win for Pack on court
The TRU WolfPack men's basketball team equalled a franchise record in wins on Saturday, Jan. 15, against the Cougars in Regina.
TRU (3-13) topped Regina 66-65 to earn its third win on the season.
Fourth-year forward Chas Kok nailed a three-point shot with five seconds left to give TRU a lead it would not relinquish.
The Pack lost 93-79 to the Cougars on Friday, Jan. 14.
TRU returns to the Tournament Capital Centre on Jan. 28 for a tilt with the Calgary Dinos.
Tip-off for that one is scheduled for 8 p.m.
•Bobcats prey on Wolves
It was not a great weekend for the TRU WolfPack Women's volleyball squad, which didn't win a set in two matches against the Brandon Bobcats.
On Friday, Jan. 14, the Pack lost 25-16, 25-15, 25-20.
TRU lost 25-19, 25-17, 25-17 on Saturday, Jan. 15, to push their loss total to 10 on the year.
The Pack have yet to win a Canada West tilt this season (0-10).
"We still have to work on competing," head coach Keith Lundgren said. "We will be working very hard for our next match."
The WolfPack return home to face the Saskatchewan Huskies at the Tournament Capital Centre on Friday, Jan. 21.
Game time is scheduled for 7:45 pm.
•Pack in tough against Cougars
The TRU women's basketball squad lost two straight to the Cougars in Regina on the weekend.
On Friday, Jan. 14, Regina topped the Pack 78-56.
TRU lost 69-55 on Saturday, Jan. 15.
"It was a good game by a number of kids in terms of effort not just in the number of points," said WolfPack head coach Scott Reeves.
"It was a great effort to come back on the second night of a road trip. We need tonight's effort more consistently if we are to make a run at the playoffs. Eleven per cent shooting in the second half killed us."
TRU (7-9) will head right back to Saskatchewan for a pair of road games against the Huskies next weekend (Jan. 21 and Jan. 22) before hosting Calgary in what will be a pivotal home series on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 at the Tournament Capital Centre.
•TRU top UFV on ice
The TRU WolfPack hockey squad skated to a 4-1 win over the Fraser Valley Cascades in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action on Sunday, Jan. 16.
Winning that tilt pushed the Pack's record to 10-2-0.
TRU sit one point back of Simon Fraser University (SFU) for the league lead in points.
The Pack have two games in hand on SFU.
TRU's next home games is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, against the Selkirk College Steelers at 8 p.m.