October 15, 2016 - 10:28 AM
KAMLOOPS - The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack are in the win column at the West Coast Classic women’s volleyball tournament.
Playing their second match of the round robin portion of the event on Friday afternoon (Oct 14), the ‘Pack downed the University of Western Ontario Mustangs 3-2. The scores were 25-21,24-26,25-15,23-25,15-9.
“It was a better effort from everyone in the area of consistency,” WolfPack head coach Chad Grimm says. “In the second and fourth sets we let a lead slip away. We did give some push back which was encouraging.”
TRU was led by Iullia Pakhomenko (5th year, outside hitter, Donetsk, Ukraine). The CIS and Canada West player of the year had 18 kills.
Morgan Kolasa (4th year, middle, Calgary, AB) had 10 kills and no errors and added two service aces.
Kendra Finch (2nd year, outside hitter, North Vancouver, BC) had 13 kills and three service aces.
Julia Niemczewska (4th year, middle/outside hitter, Calgary, AB) had another strong day serving wise. She came off the bench and had four service aces and garnered praise for a second straight match from Grimm.
Abby Spratt (1st year, setter, Calgary, AB) had 50 assists while libero Hali Drezet (1st year, Prince George, BC) added 14 digs
The WolfPack finish up the round robin portion of the tournament on Saturday (Oct 15) with a noon encounter against the University of Alberta Pandas. They are the same team which TRU will open the 2016-17 Canada West season with. That will occur on Friday, October 28 th on the Warner Rentals court at the Tournament Capital Centre. Game time is 6 pm.
The West Coast Classic wraps up with playoffs Saturday night and medal games Sunday (Oct 16).
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016