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Wolfpack mens Canada West volleyball home debut spolied

The crowd cheering for the mens volleyball match (Oct 28, 2016).
Image Credit: Andrew Snucins
October 29, 2016 - 4:10 PM

KAMLOOPS - The University of Alberta Golden Bears lived up to their number one ranking in the USport top 10. 

The Bears sent a large crowd at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops home disappointed. They swept the host Thompson Rivers University WolfPack 3-0 in Canada West men’s volleyball. The scores were 25-23,25-16,26-15.

The WolfPack led 16-14 in the first set but aside from moments in the second set, they trailed the Golden Bears throughout. Alberta was led by Ryan Nickifor (5th year, outside, Sherwood Park,AB) led the way with 14 kills.  TRU got seven kills from Tim Edge (3rd year, outside hitter, Langley, BC)


Ryan Nickifor 14 kills in 29 attempts, one assist, five digs, three block assists
Alex McMullin  7 kills  in 12 swings, two service aces, two digs, two block assists
Chris Towe  six kills in 14 chances one service ace, four digs
Brett Walsh 30 assists, seven digs, three block assists

Tim Edge  seven kills in 16 chances one service ace, one dig
Daniel Eikland Rod  six kills in 21 swings, one service ace, seven digs
Sam Taylor Parks  five digs in nine chances, one service ace, two block assists
Tyler Pomietlarz 19 assists, one solo block and seven digs.
Alberta    1-0               TRU 0-1

“I think we knew that our middles would be a strong offensive force. I thought Tim (Edge, 3rd year, outside hitter, Langley, BC) did a good job especially in that last set.  He was our only pulse. He does a good job of understanding who he is as a player. He is a guy who has a heavy arm and swings hard against the block. He found success playing to his personality. Some of our other guys had difficulty that way. They either trying to do things that they weren’t comfortable with,” TRU interim head coach Mike Hawkins says. 

Both teams will go at it again on Saturday (Oct 29) on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre. Game time is 5 pm.  Webcast on Canada West TV will begin around 4:45 pm.
Next weekend (Nov 4-5), the WolfPack will be visiting the Brandon University Bobcats while Alberta has a bye week:

OF NOTE:   The “TRU Bookstore/McDonalds Leader of the Pack Player of the Match” was: Edge.

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