Different starts for TRU volleyball teams
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team has opened some eyes in the CIS this weekend.
The WolfPack, who last season missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years, won the 2012 Thunderball Tournament at UBC on the weekend.
TRU defeated UBC in the final 25-22, 23-25, 25-19, 18-25 and 5-11.
In the tourney, outside hitter Brad Gunter had 19 kills and 16 digs. Outside hitter Stuart Richey had six kills and nine digs. Outside hitter Philip Ozari had15 kills and nine digs. Setter Colin Carson had 55 assists.
Two members of the WolfPack — middle Mohamed Abdel Reheim and outside hitter Hardy Wooldridge were named tournament all-stars.
The WolfPack men open their 2012-2013 Canada West season on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Tournament Capital Centre against the UBC-Okanagan Heat. Game time is 7:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s volleyball team struggled in its final pre-season tournament before the start of the 2012-2013 Canadian Interuniversity Canada West season.
Playing at the Best of the West tournament at Trinity Western and UBC, the WolfPack lost their final three matches 3-0 to go winless in four matches.
TRU fell to the host UBC squad 25-13, 25-15, 25-13, lost to the UBC-Okanagan Heat 25-14, 25-16, 25-9 and succumbed to the University of Regina Cougars 25-16, 25-13, 25-12.
“We need to work on our passing and competing,” said WolfPack head coach Keith Lundgren. “We will keep pushing and hope to be ready for our season opener.”
The WolfPack open the regular season on Friday, Oct. 26 when they host UBC-Okanagan.
Game time is 6 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre.
— TRU sports information