Wolfpack Men's volleyball lose first exhibition match

By Doug Collins/Larry Read
September 22, 2017 - 5:13am

VANCOUVER,BC—The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team got their first taste of game action on Thursday night (Sept 21).


The “Pack were at the University of British Columbia to take on the Thunderbirds in their first Canada West pre season match.


The Thunderbirds took the WolfPack in three straight sets. The scores were 25-19,25-22,25-15.

Tim Dobbert 6 kills, Charlie Bringloe 5 kills .


The WolfPack team had 13 digs and 5 blocks.


“We had lots of over the line on back row attacks and missed serves,” said head coach Pat Hennelly, coaching his first Canada West match in a year. “ I really like the execution and big plays at the net versus a veteran UBC squad.”


TRU was led by new recruit Tim Dobbert (4th year, Aichelberg, Germany).  The former Brigham Young University player had 6 kills.   Charlie Bringloe (3rd year, outside hitter, Waterloo, ON) had 5 kills.    The team had 13 kills and five blocks in the contest.


Hennelly praised third year players Sam Taylor Parks (middle, Kelowna, BC), Joshua Mullaney (outside hitter, Calgary, AB) and Bringloe  for playing well as third year players.


TRU will meet the Thunderbirds tomorrow  (Fri Sept 22) in Vancouver, BC.


Their Canada West home opener is set for Friday October 20th at 7:45 pm on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops. Their opponent that night will be the MacEwan University Griffins of Edmonton, AB.

WolfPack Baseball takes two from Okanagan College