WolfPack women’s volleyball falls victim at UBC

By Larry Read - TRU Athletics
November 11, 2017 - 8:04am

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack are heading home after being swept in Canada West women’s volleyball for a second straight week.

This time it was on the road.  The ‘Pack were in Vancouver taking on the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.  On Friday night (Nov 10) at War Memorial Arena, UBC took Thompson Rivers in three straight sets.

The scores were 25-23, 25-21, 25-18.


The WolfPack were led offensively by Rachel Windhorst with 12 kills.  Yevgeniya Nyukhalova chipped in with  8 kills.  Kendra Finch had 10 digs and four service aces.

UBC’s offense was powered for the second straight night by Kiera Van Ryk  with 13 kills.



Rachel Windhorst (4th year,outside hitter, Surrey, BC) 12 kills in 32 swings

Yevgeniya Nyukhalova (1st year, outside hitter, Severodontsk, Ukraine) 8 kills in 11 chances

Anastasiya Muzyka (1st year setter, Potawa, Ukraine) 20 assists

Kendra Finch (3rd year outside hitter, North Van, BC)  10 digs, 4 service aces, 5 kills in 12 opportunities

Mikayla Funk (2nd year, outside hitter, Surrey, BC) 6 kills in 11 chances


Kiera Van Ryk:  13 kills in 25 swings 3 digs

Gabrielle Attiech:  9 kills in 13 opportunities 5 service aces

Ciara Hanley: 6 kills in 12 chances 3 digs

Alessandra Gentile: 33 assists.


TRU: 2-4    UBC: 5-1


TRU head coach Chad Grimm

On  match: “  We didn’t pass the ball well enough or  with enough consistency to win the match. We hit efficiently enough. We couldn’t get enough attempts because our passing was off. When you give up 15 aces in three sets it makes it tough to win. Offensively we had some good things. Defensively tonight we were a bit tentative, waiting for other people to do our jobs.  We need to work hard this week on identifying these things. That’s going to be on everyone including the coaches so these types of things don’t happen again.”


Thompson Rivers will be at the University of Winnipeg next weekend 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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