LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western earned a 3-0 (25-19, 25-9, 25-19) win over Brandon in Blue Team Cup action Friday at the Langley Events Centre.
What was touted as a rematch of last year’s Canada West and U SPORTS championship games didn’t quite come to fruition as the Bobcats elected to go with a secondary lineup, which made for a lopsided contest.
The Spartans have now won all four of their preseason games in three sets and remain a perfect 3-0 in the Blue Team Cup.
Ben Josephson – TWU Head Coach
“Brandon wasn’t playing their lineup from last season. Their coach has to make decisions that are in the best interests of his team and he felt it wasn’t in their best interests to play their starting lineup against us tonight. So, we ended up working on a bunch of stuff with our unit and we got some good reps in and some good practice, working on some of the things that we’ll need to have in place to be successful this year. You make the most of the court time you have at this time of year and try to get better and I think we got better in some areas tonight.”
The Spartans will play the final two games of the Blue Team Cup Saturday when they take on UBC at 1 p.m. and Queen’s at 8 p.m. at the LEC.
About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 11 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field, as well as women’s rugby sevens. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men’s hockey and as an independent team in men’s rugby. The men’s and women’s hockey programs will begin playing in Canada West and U SPORTS in 2020-21. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 12 U SPORTS team championships and 27 Canada West team championships and two BCIHL championships.
[SOURCE: Trinity Western University]