WolfPack men’s volleyball suffer setback in Winnipg

By Larry Read - TRU Athletics
November 18, 2017 - 8:21am

WINNIPEG, MB — The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack have seen their losing streak climb to five in Canada West men’s volleyball.  The WolfPack opened up a two game weekend series at the University of Winnipeg losing 3-1 to the Wesmen.

On Friday night (Nov 17), the scores were 25-17, 21-25,25-14,25-18.

Winnipeg climbs to 8-1 while the ‘Pack fdip to 2-5.

SYNOPSIS

Tim Dobbert led the way again offensively for TRU. The big German had 18 kills in 33 swings. Randy Grundmann—playing his last regular season series in his hometown had six kills.  So did  Joshua Mullaney.

Winnipeg’s top offensive threat was Daniel Thiessen with 16 kills.

KEY STATS:

TRU:

Tim Dobbert (4th year, outside hitter, Aichelberg, Germany) 18 for 33, 6 digs, 2 service aces, 1 block assist

Joshua Mullaney (3rd year, outside hitter, Calgary, AB) 9 kills in 14 swings, six digs

Randy Grundmann (5th year, outside, Winnipeg, MB) 9 kills in 17 chances

Alex Cassels (5th year, setter, East St. Paul, MB) 20 assists

WINNIPEG:

Daniel Thiessen: 16 kills in 28 opportunities, 6 digs, a solo block and a block assist

David Bommersbach: 9 kills in 24 swings, 5 service aces, 5 solo blocks.

Taylor Howe: 7 kills in 19 chances, 5 digs

Mikael Clegg: 31 assists, 1 service ace

RECORDS:

TRU:2-5    Winnipeg 8-1

QUOTES:

TRU head coach Pat Hennelly:

On Win: “We had a good night servicing with six aces and 10 errors. We controlled all aspects of our game except errors.”

UP NEXT:

The Wesmen and WolfPack tangle again tomorrow at the University of Winnipeg.

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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