Box Score

Scheduled Game: @British Columbia*


TWU Spartans25202125153« FINAL
UBC T-Birds1725251992


Game Date: 1/11/2003Location: Vancouver, BC
Game Time: 8:00 pmAttendance: 200
TWU SpartansUBC T-Birds
TWU Spartans
1Ben Josephson5116.0004410071301
2Jaben Schalk4000.000000000000
5Jeff Stel1011-1.000000000000
6Chris Roy512335.257113071300
7Chris Meehan58114.500002044010
8Jason Hofer59630.100001030300
9Jeff Van Huizen5000.0000003150000
10Justin Pankratz56114.357101030400
11Jason Senechal2000.000000010000
14Luke Bainard514529.310014190201
UBC T-Birds
1Robyn English5000.0000001130000
3Rob Venables3000.000002000000
4Ryan Cawsey410625.160010050200
5Danny Long510520.2502040121101
6Steve Corothers2349-.111101000200
7Ryan Gandy3339.000002001200
8Mike Tuckwood415533.303200290000
9Dave Beleznay5305.6004622071201
10Ike Onukwulu5226.000120023000
11Ben Feist2000.000002000000
12Jake Cabott56519.053012010200

Game Recap

Game Recap

Men's Volleyball (Conference)
Saturday, January 11, 2003
TWU Spartans (3) at UBC Thunderbirds (2)
(25-17, 20-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-9)

Spartans All But Clinch Play-off Spot

Langley, British Columbia - The Trinity Western University men's volleyball team (7-7) returned to the .500 mark with a 3-2 (25-17, 20-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-9) win over the hometown University of British Columbia (3-13). The win solidifies a playoff spot for the Spartans as they complete the weekend sweep of the T-Birds. Unlike last night's 3-1 win, tonight the Spartans had to battle back from a 2 games to 1 deficit.

After falling behind, the Spartans began to take control of the match again, winning the fourth set 25-19. TWU dominated the fifth by jumping out to an 11-4 lead before cruising to a six-point win, 15-9.

The Spartans are currently in 3rd place in Canada West with 16 points, but only lead 4th place Saskatchewan by two points and 5th place Winnipeg by four points, both of whom have played two less matches than the Spartans. The top two spots are out of reach for the Spartans as they are 14 points back of Manitoba and Alberta, who are tied for first with 30 points. The top six teams make the postseason and TWU is 10 points up on UBC and Calgary. Tonight's win means that UBC cannot catch the Spartans.

"We gutted out another one tonight. It was a hard-fought match on both sides," said TWU head coach Ron Pike. "I'm really pleased to go on the road and take two from UBC. It's always nice to get two wins going into your bye weekend."

Luke Bainard (14 kills, 9 digs) and Chris Roy (12 kills, 7 digs, 2.5 blocks) led the Spartans, while Mike Tuckwood (15 kills, 9 digs) led the Thunderbirds. TWU's Jeff Van Huizen led both teams with 15 digs.

The Spartans have the week off before they return to action on January 24 & 25 at the University of Alberta.





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