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WolfPack women's volleyball nabs first win

FILE PHOTO - Savannah Guttman, Sept 30, 2016.
Image Credit: Andrew Snucins
November 05, 2016 - 10:13 AM

KAMLOOPS - The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s volleyball team is into the win column for the first time this young Canada West season.  The WolfPack opened up a weekend roadswing in Brandon by spoiling the Bobcats home opener 3-2.  The scores were 23-25,26-24,25-11,19-25,15-7.

SYNOPSIS

The WolfPack got a monster night from USport and Canada West player of the year Iullia Pakhomenko (5th year, outside hitter, Donetsk, Ukraine). She had 28 kills.  Rookie setter Abby Spratt (Calgary, AB) had 51 assists.

KEY STATS:

TRU
Iuliia Pakhomenko  28 kills in 52 chances, 12 digs, four service aces, one solo block and four block assists
Rachel Windhorst  13 kills in 33 chances, 10 digs, two block assists
Morgan Kolassa   7 kills in 12 chances, four block assits, two service aces
Amy Spratt 51 assists
Kendra Finch 12 digs
Mikayla Funk  10 digs

BRANDON
Courtney Roberts  14 kills in 24 chances  1 dig
Gillian Leech 13 digs
Mary Thompson  29 assists, 4 service aces, 5 digs
Jodie Baker 9 kills in 33 chances.
RECORDS:
BRANDON  0-3               TRU1-2

“Both teams were a little timid in the first. They pulled it out. We fought back in the second. We came out really strong in the third. We served well and Brandon made a lot of mistakes. I really liked our pushback in the fifth set. We got out to a big lead. This time we were able to focus a lot more and enjoy the moment and live in the moment rather than scoreboard watch. It was nice to see our group learn from what happened against Alberta and display that the following weekend right away. Overall a great effort by the team. Abby did a great job distributing the ball and was one of the main reasons why we had such a high percentage as a team,” TRU head coach Chad Grimm says. 

UP NEXT:

Both teams will go at it again on Saturday (Nov 5, 2016) in Brandon. Game time is 5 pm CST.  Webcast on Canada West TV.
Next weekend (Nov 11-12) the WolfPack will  kick off a four match homestand on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre as they entertain the Mount Royal University Cougars. The following weekend (Nov 18-19), the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds will be paying a visit to Kamloops.
Brandon has a bye week next week.

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