October 13, 2016 - 12:46 PM
KAMLOOPS - The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s volleyball team will travel to Langley and Vancouver to play their final exhibition tournament of 2016.
Chad Grimm will take his crew to play in the “West Coast Classic”. They open up against the Trinity Western University Spartans on Thursday (Oct. 13) afternoon. The match will be played at 5:30 pm at Trinity Western.
“We are looking forward to playing some quality matches before we start league play in a couple of short weeks,” says Grimm.
The WolfPack are in a pool with Trinity, the University of Western Ontario Mustangs and the University of Alberta Pandas.
“I think we are making some strides in the consistency department and also starting to better understand the level of stability and decision making it is going to take to be successful in our league, “Grimm explains.
As far as the fight for starting spots is concerned? Grimm says: “I think the great thing with our group is that we have several players who could step in and start at any point in the season which has made practices more competitive. I am looking forward to the weekend where the group will further define a starting point for our league opener.”
The WolfPack have a number of new players on their roster. The coach says they have adjusted well so far to life in the Canada West and at TRU.
“Overall, I have been happy with the ability of all the first years to bring a consistent effort to practice every day while they adjust to life away from home for the first time. With the exception of Sarah (Dobinson, 1st year, outside hitter, Whitby, ON) being out the past few weeks, they have been able to stay healthy and competitive at practices and seem to be adjusting well to school as well.”
TRU meets Western on Friday (Oct 14) at 1 pm and then closes round robin play on Saturday (Oct 15) at noon against Alberta: the same team the ‘Pack will face in their Canada West season opener on Friday, October 28th at the Tournament Capital Centre.
The consolation semifinals are set for UBC on Saturday afternoon with the placing and medal matches slated for Saturday, Oct. 16 at UBC.
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