Box Score

Scheduled Game: @British Columbia- UBC Thunderball Tournament


TWU Spartans22251625153« FINAL
UBC T-Birds25232523132


Game Date: 10/18/2002Location: Vancouver
Game Time: 11:00 amAttendance: 50
TWU SpartansUBC T-Birds
TWU Spartans
1Ben Josephson5011-1.0003443180500
2Jaben Schalk4000.000000270000
3Chris Kennedy32712-.417002020101
5Jeff Stel37214.357000140010
7Chris Meehan514528.321002070500
8Jason Hofer54215.133001030300
9Jeff Van Huizen53716-.250101051412
10Justin Pankratz58214.429001031700
11Jason Senechal5000.000011010000
12Ian Boender2317.286003000200
13Reuben Zuidhof2102.500002021300
UBC T-Birds
3Rob Venables51011.000000270000
4Ryan Cawsey415829.241011001100
5Danny Long512727.185003340200
6Steve Corothers23211.091011030000
7Ryan Gandy3000.000000000000
8Mike Tuckwood55518.0001230140300
9Dave Beleznay5307.4294515030000
10Ike Onukwulu57315.267211041521
12Jake Cabott57318.222055061110
15Matt Fugard1000.000000000000
17Kent Laubman1000.000000000000

Game Recap

Game Recap

Men's Volleyball (Non-Conference-Thunderball Tournament)
Friday, October 18, 2002
TWU Spartans (1) vs. the BC Big Kahuna All-Stars (3)
TWU Spartans (3) vs. the UBC Thunderbirds (2)

Spartans Make Thunderball Final

Langley, British Columbia - On the second day of the UBC Thunderball Tournament, the Trinity Western University Spartan men split their two games of the day, bringing their tournament record to 2-1 and earning them a trip to the gold medal match.

The Spartans played UBC this morning, defeating them 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 16-25, 25-23, 15-13). Head Coach Ron Pike played around with his lineup a lot, such that the entire squad got some minutes. Although they pulled off the win in some closely fought games, Coach Pike felt they didn't really deserve it. UBC made some timely errors in the fifth set and TWU took advantage as they seemed to find the right combination of players with Chris Meehan (2nd yr, Clearwater, BC) playing rightside and Reuben Zuidhoff (1st yr, Duncan, BC) coming off the bench to play middle.

Although they lost their second match of the day against the BC Big Kahuna All-Stars (a collection of mostly UBC and TWU alumni), 3-1 (35-33, 22-25, 17-25, 18-25), Coach Pike was fairly confident they would make the final and ended up sitting his starters after the first set. Chris Meehan and Justin Pankratz (2nd yr, Middle Blocker, Mission, BC) led the Spartans in kills with 10 and 9, respectively.

TWU plays Big Kahuna in the gold medal match tomorrow, Saturday, October 19th, at 7:00 in the UBC War Memorial Gym.

Game Notes: Reuben Zuidhoff led the team in kill percentage in both matches, with 50% and 67%...Ben Josephson, even as the setter, had 8 digs and assisted on 5 blocks against UBC...





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