TRU quick hits
WolfPack hunt for national supremacy
Gold will be on the minds of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team members at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association championship this week in Charlottetown, PEI.
TRU and Indiennes d’Ahuntsic of Montreal meet in a quarter-final tilt on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
The WolfPack won the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PacWest) championship for the second straight year to qualify for nationals.
If TRU wins on Wednesday, it will qualify for a semifinal match on Thursday, Nov. 8.
The gold-medal game is slated for Saturday, Nov. 10.
TRU back on the hard court
The TRU WolfPack men’s and women’s basketball teams opened their Canada West campaigns with back-to-back games against the University of Northern B.C. Timberwolves on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Tournament Capital Centre.
TRU’s women were winners on both nights, downing UNBC 78-61 on Friday and topping the Timberwolves 83-62 on Saturday.
The WolfPack men finished the weekend 1-1, dropping the opener 69-67 on Friday before bouncing back with a 73-68 win on Saturday.
Both teams will play a pair of games against the UBC Thunderbirds in Vancouver this weekend.
Memorial Arena was the location for a pair of TRU WolfPack losses in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League play on the weekend.
TRU’s record dropped to 3-4 after the WolfPack fell 7-4 to Selkirk College of Castlegar on Friday, Nov. 2, and 6-3 to the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 3.
The WolfPack will have time to regroup before their next game, scheduled for Nov. 16 in Cheney, Wash., against the Eagles.
Anica Arduini highlighted the TRU WolfPack badminton team’s performance at the second PacWest tournament of the season, held on Vancouver Island on the weekend.
She placed first in the women’s singles B division. Lacey Banman of TRU placed third in the same division.
Joey Chu of the WolfPack earned silver in the men’s singles B flight.
TRU placed fifth overall, behind the fourth-place Vancouver Island University Mariners, third-place Langara College Falcons, second-place Kwantlen Polytechnic Eagles and gold-medal winning Douglas College Royals.