WolfPack improve but still drop straight set decision to Thunderbirds

By Larry Read - TRU Athletics
November 11, 2017 - 8:09am

VANCOUVER, BC —  For the second weekend in a row, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack found themselves on the short end of a pair of Canada West men’s volleyball matches.

Playing at UBC, the Thunderbirds beat the ‘Pack 3-0.  The scores on Friday night (Nov 10) were 25-17,25-17,25-23.


The Pack were led by Tim Dobbert with six kills. Sam Taylor Parks, Anton Napolitano and Joshua Mullaney each added 4 kills.

Irvan Brar had 12 kills for UBC



Tim Dobbert (4th year, outside hitter, Aichelberg, Germany) 6 kills in 19 chance, 4 digs

Sam Taylor Parks (3rd year, middle, Kelowna, BC)  4 kills on 4 swings, 5 d9gs, 1 solo block 2 block assist

Anton Napolitano (2nd year, outside hitter, Victoria, Australia) 4 kills on 10 chances, 1 assist, 1 service ace

Joshua Mullaney (3rd year, outside hitter, Calgary, AB) 4 kills in 12 swings

Randy Grundmann (5th year, outside, Winnipeg, MB)  4 kills on 9 chances,

Jakob Hamilton (2nd year, setter, Calgary, AB) 17 assists, 3 digs


Irvan Brar: 12 kills on 23 chances, 6 service aces, 6 digs

Keith West: 8 kills on 14 swings, 1 service ace, 3 digs

Mat Guidi 6 kills on 16 opportunities, 1 assist, 1 service ace, 2 digs

Byron Keturakis: 27 assists, 2 service aces


TRU: 2-4  UBC: 6-0


TRU head coach Pat Hennelly:

On contest: “ Played some of our best volleyball in a while in the third set tonight. UBC was very good from the service line especially Irvan Brar. We had a solid match from Landon Currie at Libero and Jake Hamilton at setter. Randy Grundmann came on in the second set and played well. We had a stretch at the end of the third set where we missed a lot of serves. It may have been a different outcome if we made a few more.”


Next weekend , Thompson Rivers will be at the University of Winnipeg as they tangle with the Wesmen (Nov 17-18)

Next home action for the WolfPack will be Friday, November 24th when the University of Manitoba Bisons pay a visit to the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre.  Game time will be 6 pm.

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