KAMLOOPS — The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s volleyball team kicked off another pressure filled Canada West weekend on a great note.
The WolfPack swept the host University of Regina Cougars 3-0 on Friday night (Jan 22). The scores were 25-16, 25-22,25-18.
TRU moves to 8-9 on the year while Regina falls to 1-16.
“We started out pretty well offensively serving the ball well and attacking well,” said TRU head coach Chad Grimm.” We struggled a bit in serve reception but got steadier.”
TRU was led by Iullia Pakhomenko (4th year, outside hitter, Donetsk, Ukraine) with 10 kills in 23 chances with an assist, four service aces, eight digs and four block assists.
Morgan Kolasa (4th year, middle, Calgary, AB) had eight kills in 13 swings with three digs, two solo blocks and four block assists. “She had a great solo match today,” Grimm said.
Grimm also praised the play of Brianne Rauch (4th year, outside hitter, Kimberley, BC). “She had six service aces,” he said. Rauch added seven kills in 17 opportunities with an assist and five digs.
Katie Woo (4th year, setter, Surrey, BC) had 24 assists and six digs.
Regina was led by Jenna Krahn with five kills in 20 chances. Erika Burns had 14 assists and seven digs.
“Overall, any road win is great and we put ourselves into a great position for tomorrow.”
The two teams will battle again in Regina on Saturday (Jan 22). The WolfPack’s next home match is Friday, January 29th when the University of Manitoba Bisons invade the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre. Game time will be 6 pm.
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