WolfPack men's volleyball clinch playoff position; women split weekend series

By Larry Read - TRU Athletics
February 10, 2019 - 8:04am

KAMLOOPS — Despite splitting the weekend with Saskatchewan after the Huskies came away with a 3-1 win last night, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s volleyball team clinched a playoff position.  

They now have a record of 10-10.   

Currently they sit in a tie for fifth spot with Calgary and Saskatchewan.  

The Huskies haven’t clinched a post season berth.

Tim Dobbert (5th year, outside hitter, Aichelberg, Germany) had 20 kills in a losing cause for TRU.

Before the contest, the WolfPack honored their four graduating players:  Dobbert,  Tim Edge (Langley, BC),  Isaac Smit and Cole Hanson  (both Kelowna, BC).  

TRU closes out the regular season next Friday and Saturday in Kelowna against the winless UBCO Heat

Meanwhile, TRU women’s volleyball team closed out the home portion of their 2018-19 Canada West regular season with a four set loss to the visiting University of Saskatchewan Huskies last night.

The teams split their weekend series as the Pack won on Friday night.

Saskatchewan was led offensively by Emily Koshinsky with 21 kills.  Olga Savenchuk had 19 for the WolfPack. 

The victory was a big one for the Huskies, who are still mathatically in the playoff picture.

The Pack are still back at 11-11 while Saskatchewan is 9-13.

The WolfPack also honored Carly Gunter (Courtenay, BC) after the match.  She played four years for Thompson Rivers (2014-18) before graduating. 

The teams will now close out their Canada West regular seasons next weekend (Feb 15-16).  

The Huskies will be at home to the Mount Royal Cougars while the WolfPack visit Kelowna, BC and the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat.

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