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Scheduled Game: LEWIS- West Coast Challenge Final

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Lewis Flyers25211825153« FINAL
TWU Spartans22252518132

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Game Date: 10/18/2003Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 8:48Attendance: 300
Lewis FlyersTWU Spartans
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Lewis Flyers
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2Enrique Escalante4236-.167012001200
3Jose Castellano2000.000000010000
7Jeff Soler514731.226222251000
8Matt Mueller2236-.167001020000
9Ryan Stuntz5002.0001000110000
10Fabiano Barreto23310.000000010000
11Gustavo Meyer522637.432112582200
15Jon Bergmann2105.200201130000
16Greg Pochopien1316.333100000000
17James Elsea56212.333010151200
18Jose Martins5509.5564810081200
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TWU Spartans
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2Seth Schalk59320.300002030300
3Chris Kennedy22412-.167121320200
4Josh Howatson51011.0005111051300
5Jeff Stel516634.294005270000
6Chris Roy511434.206011030600
7Chris Meehan510216.500245030700
10Justin Pankratz510418.333021010600
12Jaben Schalk5000.0003001110000
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Game Recap

Game Recap

Men's Volleyball (Non-Conference game; West Coast Challenge final)
Saturday, October 18, 2003
TWU Spartans (2) vs. the Lewis University Flyers (3)
(25-22, 21-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-13)

CIS vs. NCAA Battle Thrills Crowd

Langley, British Columbia - Thirty-four hours after losing in straight sets to the defending NCAA champion Lewis University Flyers, the Spartan men's volleyball team pushed the visitors to five sets in a thrilling battle of hard hits and acrobatic defense. When the dust settled the Flyers had won 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-13), but the Spartans had done more than put up a good fight-they had pushed themselves and their competition to the limit and shown that they can play with the best.

Defense didn't seem to be much of a factor in the first set, with both teams hitting high percentages (43.3% for Lewis, 32.3% for TWU). Play remained back and forth throughout much of the game until Lewis managed to build and keep their lead after TWU tied it up for the final time at 12 apiece. The Spartans came within one off a Chris Kennedy service ace (22-21), but the Flyers refocused after a timeout and finally took the set with a kill by Gustavo Meyer.

The home team came out focused and fired up in the second set, reeling off seven straight points to bring the crowd to its feet and force a Flyers' timeout to slow the onslaught. The Flyers would only get within three points the rest of the way, and the Spartans took the set with a kill by Chris Roy putting an exclamation mark on the win. The Spartans' Jeff Stel and Justin Pankratz were a two-man wrecking crew in this set, blocking, serving, digging and hitting from all parts of the court.

The third set began with Lewis ahead 2-0, but the Spartans came back to tie it up at three and never looked back, taking advantage of several Lewis University attack errors. TWU also didn't hit very well in this set, but had some solid defensive plays at the net to keep the momentum on their side.

Sensing their imminent elimination, the Flyers came alive in the fourth set to keep the Spartans from putting the nail in the coffin. Lewis claimed the lead for good after a TWU service error (4-5), and hung on to force a fifth set. Spartans' coach Ron Pike tried to rally his troops with two timeouts, but to no avail.

The fifth set was action-packed from beginning to end with both teams fighting hard for the win. The Lewis Flyers somehow managed to claw their way back into the set to tie it up at ten apiece after having been behind the entire time. From then on the score seesawed back and forth until the Flyers secured the lead one last time (14-13).
Play was whistled to a halt and Gustavo Meyer was credited with the kill even though the ball had appeared to go off a Spartan player's foot, making it still playable. Lewis University scored the final winning point with a block by Meyer, who was also named Tournament MVP.

In the preceding bronze medal match, the UBC Thunderbirds won 3-2 over the USC Trojans in another hard-fought five set battle.

"I was pleased with how the tournament ran," commented TWU head coach Ron Pike. "There was great fan support at our feature matches, which makes it more fun for the guys, and it was good volleyball to watch. [Tonight's match featured] two really good teams just battling it out; one a young, up-and-coming team (the Spartans), and another the defending national champion."

The Spartan men will be on the road the next three weekends before their regular season home opener on Friday, November 21st at 8:00pm against UBC.

Match Notes: Jeff Stel led the Spartans with 16 kills and 7 digs...Chris Meehan had an outstanding all-around game, tallying 10 kills, 4 service aces, 3.5 blocks, 3 digs and 2 assists..."Stel and Meehan were outstanding all weekend," said Coach Pike...Josh Howatson had 51 assists and 2.5 blocks...Gustavo Meyer led the Flyers with 22 kills, 8 digs and 3 blocks...the Flyers and the Spartans hit 66.7% and 43.8%, respectively, in the fifth set...

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Play-by-Play

Play-by-Play

Score(V-H) Period: 1
- LEWIS starters: Jose Martins; James Elsea; Gustavo Meyer; Fabiano Barreto; Jeff Soler; Enrique Escalante.
- TWU starters: Chris Meehan; Chris Kennedy; Josh Howatson; Chris Roy; Justin Pankratz; Jeff Stel.
1 - 0[Josh Howatson] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
1 - 1[Gustavo Meyer] Service error.
2 - 1[Jeff Stel] Service error.
2 - 2[James Elsea] Kill by Chris Kennedy (from Josh Howatson).
3 - 2[Chris Meehan] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
3 - 3[Fabiano Barreto] Kill by Justin Pankratz (from Josh Howatson).
4 - 3[Chris Roy] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
5 - 3[Jeff Soler] Attack error by Chris Kennedy (block by Jose Martins; Enrique Escalante).
5 - 4[Jeff Soler] Service error.
6 - 4[Chris Kennedy] Kill by Fabiano Barreto (from Jose Martins).
6 - 5[Enrique Escalante] Kill by Justin Pankratz (from Josh Howatson).
7 - 5[Justin Pankratz] Kill by James Elsea (from Jose Martins).
7 - 6[Jose Martins] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
7 - 7[Josh Howatson] Kill by Chris Roy (from Chris Meehan).
7 - 8[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Fabiano Barreto (block by Chris Roy; Chris Meehan).
8 - 8[Josh Howatson] Service error.
8 - 9[Gustavo Meyer] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
9 - 9[Jeff Stel] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
10 - 9[James Elsea] Service ace (Jaben Schalk).
10 - 10[James Elsea] Attack error by Gustavo Meyer (block by Chris Roy; Chris Meehan).
11 - 10[Chris Meehan] Service error.
12 - 10[Fabiano Barreto] Attack error by Chris Kennedy.
12 - 11[Fabiano Barreto] Attack error by (block by Justin Pankratz; Chris Roy; Chris Kennedy).
12 - 12[Chris Roy] Kill by Justin Pankratz.
13 - 12[Chris Roy] Kill by Enrique Escalante (from Jose Martins).
14 - 12[Jeff Soler] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
14 - 13[Jeff Soler] Kill by Justin Pankratz (from Josh Howatson).
15 - 13[Chris Kennedy] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
15 - 14[Enrique Escalante] Kill by Justin Pankratz (from Josh Howatson).
16 - 14[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
17 - 14[Jose Martins] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
17 - 15[Jose Martins] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
18 - 15[Josh Howatson] Kill by James Elsea (from Jose Martins).
18 - 16[Gustavo Meyer] Kill by Chris Roy (from Jaben Schalk).
19 - 16[Jeff Stel] Kill by Fabiano Barreto (from Jose Martins).
20 - 16[James Elsea] Attack error by Chris Meehan (block by Enrique Escalante).
20 - 17[James Elsea] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
20 - 18[Chris Meehan] Attack error by Fabiano Barreto.
21 - 18[Chris Meehan] Bad set by Josh Howatson.
21 - 19[Fabiano Barreto] Kill by Chris Kennedy (from Josh Howatson).
22 - 19[Chris Roy] Kill by Jose Martins (from Gustavo Meyer).
22 - 20[Jeff Soler] Service error.
22 - 21[Chris Kennedy] Service ace (Jeff Soler).
- Timeout Lewis Flyers.
23 - 21[Chris Kennedy] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jeff Soler).
24 - 21[Enrique Escalante] Attack error by Jeff Stel (block by Jose Martins; James Elsea).
- Timeout TWU Spartans.
24 - 22[Enrique Escalante] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
- TWU subs: Seth Schalk.
25 - 22[Seth Schalk] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
Score(V-H) Period: 2
- TWU starters: Chris Roy; Justin Pankratz; Josh Howatson; Chris Meehan; Chris Kennedy; Jeff Stel.
- LEWIS starters: James Elsea; Fabiano Barreto; Enrique Escalante; Jeff Soler; Jose Martins; Gustavo Meyer.
0 - 1[Jose Martins] Kill by Chris Roy (from Josh Howatson).
0 - 2[Justin Pankratz] Service ace (Gustavo Meyer).
0 - 3[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
0 - 4[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Jeff Stel.
0 - 5[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Josh Howatson (from Chris Kennedy).
0 - 6[Justin Pankratz] Service ace (Gustavo Meyer).
0 - 7[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Chris Meehan).
- Timeout Lewis Flyers.
1 - 7[Justin Pankratz] Service error.
1 - 8[Gustavo Meyer] Attack error by Jeff Soler (block by Josh Howatson; Chris Meehan).
1 - 9[Josh Howatson] Service ace (Gustavo Meyer).
2 - 9[Josh Howatson] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
2 - 10[James Elsea] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
2 - 11[Jeff Stel] Attack error by Enrique Escalante (block by Chris Meehan; Chris Kennedy).
3 - 11[Jeff Stel] Kill by Enrique Escalante (from Jose Martins).
4 - 11[Fabiano Barreto] Attack error by Chris Kennedy.
4 - 12[Fabiano Barreto] Attack error by Jeff Soler (block by Chris Meehan; Chris Roy).
5 - 12[Chris Meehan] Attack error by Chris Kennedy.
5 - 13[Jeff Soler] Kill by Justin Pankratz (from Josh Howatson).
6 - 13[Chris Roy] Kill by Fabiano Barreto (from Jose Martins).
7 - 13[Enrique Escalante] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
8 - 13[Enrique Escalante] Service ace (Chris Kennedy).
- Timeout TWU Spartans.
9 - 13[Enrique Escalante] Attack error by Justin Pankratz (block by James Elsea; Gustavo Meyer).
9 - 14[Enrique Escalante] Service error.
9 - 15[Chris Kennedy] Service ace (Jeff Soler).
9 - 16[Chris Kennedy] Attack error by Gustavo Meyer (block by Josh Howatson; Justin Pankratz).
10 - 16[Chris Kennedy] Service error.
11 - 16[Jose Martins] Attack error by Chris Roy.
12 - 16[Jose Martins] Attack error by Chris Roy.
12 - 17[Jose Martins] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
12 - 18[Justin Pankratz] Attack error by Fabiano Barreto (block by Josh Howatson; Chris Meehan).
- LEWIS subs: Matt Mueller.
12 - 19[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
13 - 19[Justin Pankratz] Kill by James Elsea (from Jose Martins).
13 - 20[Gustavo Meyer] Attack error by Jeff Soler.
14 - 20[Josh Howatson] Kill by Jeff Soler.
14 - 21[James Elsea] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
15 - 21[Jeff Stel] Service error.
15 - 22[Matt Mueller] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
15 - 23[Chris Meehan] Attack error by Gustavo Meyer.
16 - 23[Chris Meehan] Service error.
17 - 23[Jeff Soler] Service ace (Chris Kennedy).
18 - 23[Jeff Soler] Service ace (Chris Kennedy).
- TWU subs: Seth Schalk.
19 - 23[Jeff Soler] Attack error by Seth Schalk.
20 - 23[Jeff Soler] Attack error by Chris Roy (block by Gustavo Meyer).
- Timeout TWU Spartans.
20 - 24[Jeff Soler] Kill by Chris Roy (from Josh Howatson).
21 - 24[Chris Roy] Kill by Jose Martins (from Ryan Stuntz).
21 - 25[Enrique Escalante] Kill by Chris Roy (from Josh Howatson).
Score(V-H) Period: 3
- LEWIS starters: Greg Pochopien; Jose Martins; James Elsea; Matt Mueller; Gustavo Meyer; Jeff Soler.
- TWU starters: Chris Roy; Josh Howatson; Jeff Stel; Justin Pankratz; Seth Schalk; Chris Meehan.
1 - 0[Seth Schalk] Attack error by Chris Roy.
2 - 0[Matt Mueller] Attack error by Justin Pankratz.
2 - 1[Matt Mueller] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
3 - 1[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Jose Martins (from Greg Pochopien).
3 - 2[Jeff Soler] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
3 - 3[Josh Howatson] Kill by Chris Roy (from Josh Howatson).
3 - 4[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Greg Pochopien.
3 - 5[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Gustavo Meyer (block by Chris Meehan; Chris Roy).
4 - 5[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Jeff Stel.
4 - 6[Greg Pochopien] Kill by Chris Roy (from Josh Howatson).
5 - 6[Jeff Stel] Service error.
5 - 7[Jose Martins] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Josh Howatson).
5 - 8[Chris Meehan] Attack error by Jeff Soler (block by Chris Roy; Justin Pankratz).
5 - 9[Chris Meehan] Service ace (James Elsea).
5 - 10[Chris Meehan] Service ace (Gustavo Meyer).
6 - 10[Chris Meehan] Kill by Matt Mueller (from Jose Martins).
6 - 11[Gustavo Meyer] Kill by Chris Roy (from Jaben Schalk).
7 - 11[Chris Roy] Kill by James Elsea (from Jose Martins).
7 - 12[James Elsea] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Josh Howatson).
8 - 12[Seth Schalk] Kill by Matt Mueller (from Jose Martins).
8 - 13[Matt Mueller] Attack error by Jeff Soler (block by Josh Howatson).
9 - 13[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
9 - 14[Jeff Soler] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
9 - 15[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Matt Mueller.
9 - 16[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Jeff Soler.
10 - 16[Josh Howatson] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
10 - 17[Greg Pochopien] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
11 - 17[Jeff Stel] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
11 - 18[Jose Martins] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Josh Howatson).
11 - 19[Chris Meehan] Attack error by Matt Mueller.
12 - 19[Chris Meehan] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
13 - 19[Gustavo Meyer] Kill by James Elsea.
13 - 20[Gustavo Meyer] Service error.
14 - 20[Chris Roy] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
14 - 21[James Elsea] Attack error by Jeff Soler.
- Timeout Lewis Flyers.
15 - 21[Seth Schalk] Kill by Greg Pochopien.
15 - 22[Matt Mueller] Service error.
16 - 22[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Greg Pochopien (from Jose Martins).
16 - 23[Jeff Soler] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
17 - 23[Josh Howatson] Kill by Greg Pochopien (from Jose Martins).
18 - 23[Greg Pochopien] Attack error by Jeff Stel (block by James Elsea).
18 - 24[Greg Pochopien] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
18 - 25[Jeff Stel] Attack error by Matt Mueller.
Score(V-H) Period: 4
- TWU starters: Chris Roy; Seth Schalk; Justin Pankratz; Josh Howatson; Chris Meehan; Jeff Stel.
- LEWIS starters: Jon Bergmann; Enrique Escalante; Jose Martins; Jeff Soler; James Elsea; Gustavo Meyer.
0 - 1[Jon Bergmann] Kill by Justin Pankratz (from Josh Howatson).
1 - 1[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Jose Martins (from Jeff Soler).
1 - 2[Enrique Escalante] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
2 - 2[Josh Howatson] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
3 - 2[Jose Martins] Attack error by Jeff Stel (block by Jeff Soler).
3 - 3[Jose Martins] Kill by Chris Roy (from Josh Howatson).
4 - 3[Jeff Stel] Service error.
4 - 4[Jeff Soler] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
5 - 4[Chris Meehan] Service error.
6 - 4[James Elsea] Attack error by Justin Pankratz.
7 - 4[James Elsea] Attack error by Seth Schalk (block by Gustavo Meyer; Enrique Escalante).
7 - 5[James Elsea] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Josh Howatson).
7 - 6[Chris Roy] Attack error by Enrique Escalante (block by Justin Pankratz; Seth Schalk).
8 - 6[Chris Roy] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
8 - 7[Gustavo Meyer] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Josh Howatson).
9 - 7[Seth Schalk] Service error.
9 - 8[Jon Bergmann] Service error.
10 - 8[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
10 - 9[Enrique Escalante] Service error.
11 - 9[Josh Howatson] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
12 - 9[Jose Martins] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
13 - 9[Jose Martins] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jon Bergmann).
- Timeout TWU Spartans.
14 - 9[Jose Martins] Attack error by Chris Meehan.
15 - 9[Jose Martins] Service ace (Jeff Stel).
15 - 10[Jose Martins] Attack error by James Elsea.
16 - 10[Jeff Stel] Service error.
16 - 11[Jeff Soler] Kill by Chris Roy (from Josh Howatson).
17 - 11[Chris Meehan] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
17 - 12[James Elsea] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Jaben Schalk).
17 - 13[Chris Roy] Attack error by Gustavo Meyer (block by Seth Schalk; Justin Pankratz).
18 - 13[Chris Roy] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
19 - 13[Gustavo Meyer] Attack error by Seth Schalk (block by Jose Martins).
- Timeout TWU Spartans.
20 - 13[Gustavo Meyer] Attack error by Jeff Stel.
20 - 14[Gustavo Meyer] Attack error by Enrique Escalante.
21 - 14[Seth Schalk] Service error.
21 - 15[Jon Bergmann] Kill by Justin Pankratz (from Josh Howatson).
22 - 15[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
- LEWIS subs: Jose Castellano.
22 - 16[Jose Castellano] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
23 - 16[Josh Howatson] Kill by Jose Martins (from Jon Bergmann).
23 - 17[Jose Martins] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
24 - 17[Jeff Stel] Kill by James Elsea (from Jose Martins).
24 - 18[Jeff Soler] Attack error by James Elsea.
25 - 18[Chris Meehan] Kill by Jon Bergmann (from Jose Martins).
Score(V-H) Period: 5
- TWU starters: Chris Roy; Justin Pankratz; Chris Meehan; Jeff Stel; Josh Howatson; Seth Schalk.
- LEWIS starters: Enrique Escalante; Jose Martins; James Elsea; Jon Bergmann; Jeff Soler; Gustavo Meyer.
0 - 1[Chris Meehan] Service ace (Jon Bergmann).
0 - 2[Chris Meehan] Service ace (Gustavo Meyer).
1 - 2[Chris Meehan] Service error.
1 - 3[Jose Martins] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Josh Howatson).
1 - 4[Chris Roy] Service ace (TEAM).
- yellow card to Lewis bench
2 - 4[Chris Roy] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
2 - 5[Jeff Soler] Kill by Justin Pankratz (from Josh Howatson).
3 - 5[Seth Schalk] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
3 - 6[James Elsea] Kill by Justin Pankratz (from Josh Howatson).
4 - 6[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
5 - 6[Gustavo Meyer] Service ace (Jeff Stel).
5 - 7[Gustavo Meyer] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
6 - 7[Josh Howatson] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
6 - 8[Jon Bergmann] Kill by Chris Meehan (from Josh Howatson).
7 - 8[Jeff Stel] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
7 - 9[Enrique Escalante] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Josh Howatson).
7 - 10[Chris Meehan] Kill by Chris Roy (from Josh Howatson).
- Timeout Lewis Flyers.
8 - 10[Chris Meehan] Service error.
9 - 10[Jose Martins] Kill by Jeff Soler (from Jose Martins).
10 - 10[Jose Martins] Attack error by Justin Pankratz.
- Timeout TWU Spartans.
10 - 11[Jose Martins] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Josh Howatson).
11 - 11[Chris Roy] Service error.
11 - 12[Jeff Soler] Attack error by Gustavo Meyer (block by Justin Pankratz; Seth Schalk).
12 - 12[Seth Schalk] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
- LEWIS subs: Jose Castellano.
13 - 12[Jose Castellano] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
- Timeout TWU Spartans.
13 - 13[Jose Castellano] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Howatson).
14 - 13[Justin Pankratz] Kill by Gustavo Meyer (from Jose Martins).
15 - 13[Gustavo Meyer] Attack error by Jeff Stel (block by Gustavo Meyer).

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