October 16, 2016 - 10:44 AM
KAMLOOPS - The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s volleyball team had a tough Saturday at the “West Coast Classic” in Vancouver, B.C.
TRU lost their final round robin game 3-0 to Alberta and then dropped a three straight decision to the MacEwan University Griffins of Edmonton, Alberta in their playoff match. The scores were 26-24,25-16,25-21.
“We are experiencing some growing pains,” said WolfPack assistant coach Nathan Bennett who handled the head coaching duties in this match. “We learned some valuable lessons against a team that always ready to compete. Our compete level isn’t there right now. We have the bodies and the skill. We just need to play more cohesively.”
Offensively, Thompson Rivers was led by Rachel Windhorst (third year, outside hitter, Surrey, BC) had 12 kills. Kendra Finch (2nd year, outside hitter, North Vancouver, BC) had five kills. Morgan Kolasa (fourth year, middle, Calgary, Alta.) blocked two.
Bennett utilized both of his setters in this match—first year Abby Spratt (Calgary, AB) and Savannah Guttman (second year, Dauphin, MB). Both had 13 assists.
The WolfPack close out the tournament on Sunday, Oct. 16, with a 10 am match against the hosts of the CIS championships this year: the Ryerson Rams of Toronto, Ont.
TRU returns home to prepare for their 2016-17 Canada West regular season opener which is Friday, Oct. 28 at the Warner Rentals court at the Tournament Capital Centre. The opposition that night will be the University of Alberta Pandas. Game time will be 6 p.m.
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