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Thunderbirds come back to sweep WolfPack in women's volleyball

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November 20, 2016 - 11:42 AM

KAMLOOPS - After playing a match which their coach believed was a total breakdown, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds rallied and swept the host Thompson Rivers University WolfPack 3-0. The scores on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre were 25-16,25-16, 25-23.


The Thunderbirds rallied with a strong effort after being swept the previous night by TRU.  Danielle Brisebois (5th year, outside hitter, Bolton, ON) led the way with 18 kills  in 31 chances with two service aces and seven digs.

Iullia Pakhomenko (5th year, outside hitter, Donetsk, Ukraine) had 15 kills in 38 swings with eight digs for TRU.


Iullia Pakhomenko: 15 kills in 38 opportunities, 8 digs, 1 block assist
Rachel Windhorst: 8 kills in 25 chances, 7 digs, 3 block assists
Abby Spratt: 18 assists, 3 digs, 1 block assist
Morgan Kolasa: 1 kill in 4 opportunities, 2 service aces, 3 digs, 3 block assists
Savannah Guttman: 10 assists, 2 digs

Danielle Brisebois: 18 kills in 31 swings, 2 service aces, 7 digs, 1 block assist
Maggie Li: 8 kills in 11 chances, 1 service ace, 4 digs, 2 block assists
Victoria Behie: 6 kills in 27 opportunities, 5 digs, 1 block assist
Alessandra Gentile: 21 assists, 4 digs, 2 block assists
Samantha Patko: 10 digs


UBC  5-1         

TRU 4-4

“UBC came out a lot stronger, which we expected. They served the ball better. They passed the ball better. They won that portion of the game. It didn’t allow us to find our flow. They kept putting pressure on us even though we were right there in a couple of sets. After 15, they made a couple of runs. In the last set, we had our chances but we didn’t get it done,” TRU head coach Chad Grimm says.


Next weekend (Nov 25-26), the WolfPack will be on the road for their final set of league matches before the Christmas break. They will be in Edmonton, Alberta visiting the MacEwan University Griffins.  The Thunderbirds will play a home and home series with the Trinity Western University Spartans beginning Friday night (Nov 25) in Vancouver.

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