KAMLOOPS — Playoff hopes of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team remain alive.
The WolfPack went into Regina, Saskatchewan for a Canada West weekend series and came out on top in game one. On Friday night (Jan 22), the ‘Pack downed the host University of Regina Cougars 3-1. The scores were 25-21,22-25,31-29,25-21.
TRU moves to 6-11 on the year while Regina falls to 1-16.
The ‘Pack were led by Brad Gunter (5th year, outside hitter, Courtenay, BC). The two time Canada West first team all-star had 24 kills in 43 opportunities. He added a match high 15 digs, a block assist, a service ace and an assist.
Randy Grundmann (3rd year, outside hitter, Winnipeg, MB) had 11 kills in 33 chances with four service aces, and eight digs.
Graham Stoliker (5th year, setter, Surrey, BC) had 52 assists, nine digs and two block assists.
“Stoli had a great game,” said WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly of his setter. “Our middles were real steady tonight. Jordan Foot (3rd year, middle, Prince George, BC) had a solid night blocking.”
Foot had nine kills in 12 chances with a dig, a solo block and three block assists.
Hennelly continued: “Randy and Gunter led the team offensively. Both carrying the offensive load. It was a close game but our guys battled throughout the match.”
Regina was led by Brennan Goski had 19 kills in 40 swings with an assist, two service aces, nine digs, two solo blocks and a block assist. Dalton Wolfe had 39 assists, five digs and two block assists.
The teams will play again Saturday (Jan 23) in Regina before the ‘Pack return home to entertain the University of Manitoba Bisons on Friday, January 29th on the Warner Rentals court at the Tournament Capital Centre. Game time will be 7:45 pm.
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