TWU – Spartans Fall to UBC In Blue Team Cup Action

LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western dropped their first game of the preseason with a 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-21, 25-15) loss to the UBC Thunderbirds in Blue Team Cup action Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.

The Spartans dropped their first game of the preseason with the loss, moving to 3-1 in the Blue Team Cup.

UBC, Brandon and Trinity Western all sit tied at 3-1 heading into the final round of the Blue Team Cup play Saturday.

Ben Josephson – TWU Head Coach
“It was a battle of the young guns today, with both of our teams playing largely young rosters. There was a lot of good young talent on display from both sides with players showing what they might look like someday, so really it was a sign of things to come in BC. Both us and UBC are going to be battling for a long time with some very talented players, so it’s going to be fun.

“It was a difficult preseason game, with the young players playing we saw some big peaks and valleys in the play. With that said I was really happy with our young guys, especially Jordan Schnitzer (Langley, B.C.), our centre Mathias Elser (Calgary), and Henry Rempel (Swift Current, Sask.) who all did great. Isaiah Olfert (Winnipeg) served the ball really well, too. ­

“We’re tied with Brandon and UBC heading into the final round. If every team wins it’ll come down to a set ratio to see if we can three-peat as Blue Team Cup champions, so it should be fun.”

The Spartans wrap up the Blue Team Cup Saturday evening when they play 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]