LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western earned a 3-0 (30-28, 27-25, 25-15) win over Thompson Rivers in the opening game of the West Coast Classic Friday at the Langley Events Centre.
After earning a pair of hard-fought wins in the first and second sets – both of which went beyond 25 points – the Spartans found a tidy rhythm in the third set, rolling to a 10-point win to take the match.
TWU is now 3-1 in the preseason.
TWU Coach Ryan Hofer
“It was a really competitive game tonight. It was nice to go up against a good Canada West team, who was swinging at the ball. It gave us an opportunity to test our block. Tonight we had a lot of players on the court who got an opportunity to show what they can do and they did a really nice job. I was really pleased with how we played under pressure and how we were able to win close games. We tried to put pressure on TRU from the baseline and I thought our servers did a good job.”
The Spartans will have a day off before wrapping up the West Coast Classic with a game against local rival UBC Sunday at 2 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]