Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Calgary- Calgary Dino Cup


TWU Spartans20251925153« FINAL
Calgary Dinos25192523102


Game Date: 10/24/2003Location: Calgary
Game Time: 14:40Attendance: 500
1st Referee: Scott McLean, 2nd Referee: Don Middleton, Scorer: Erin Turner
TWU SpartansCalgary Dinos
TWU Spartans
2Seth Schalk45415.067000051000
3Chris Kennedy1000.000000000000
5Jeff Stel47516.125003120000
6Chris Roy311223.391002030100
7Chris Meehan516225.560001021300
8Jason Hofer514527.333001230100
9Steve Rogalsky32210.000102110000
10Justin Pankratz2304.750000000100
12Jaben Schalk5000.0000004200000
13Reuben Zuidhof4216.167103022000
15Jon Rowe5000.0005423050201
Calgary Dinos
2Robert Ellis512523.304043070000
3Steve Brand5203.667001030000
5Sean Kendal517936.222111042000
6Nickolaus Fuess4407.571001010000
8Neil Johnson21011.000000000000
9Jonathon Pendlebury5001.0000001130000
10Eric von Englebrecht513432.281112170100
11Blake Adair52313-.077102021100
13Glenn Handley5406.6674416081000
14James Brown1000.000000000000
15Scott Thomas4001.000001000000

Game Recap

Game Recap

Men's Volleyball (Calgary Dino Cup)
Friday, October 24, 2003
TWU Spartans (3) vs. the University of Calgary Dinos (2)
(20-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-23, 15-10)
TWU Spartans (0) vs. the UCLA Bruins (3)
(25-20, 27-25, 26-24)

Spartans at Dino Cup - Day One

Langley, British Columbia - Trinity Western University's men's volleyball team continued its preseason today with two matches to open the University of Calgary Dino Cup. This afternoon the Spartans defeated the host Dinos 3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-23, 15-10), but lost this evening's match to the UCLA Bruins 3-0 (25-20, 27-25, 26-24).

This afternoon the Spartans got off to a rough start, and the match became a battle back and forth as to who would dictate the pace. "It came down to who would make the big plays," said TWU coach Ron Pike. "And we did."

TWU fought its way back into the match several times in the fourth and fifth sets, coming back in the fifth after being down 8-5 to take a 10-9 lead, and close it out to win 15-10.

Chris Meehan led Trinity Western with 16 kills and two digs, and Jason Hofer was close behind with 14 kills and three digs. Sean Kendal led the Dinos with 17 kills and four digs.

The Spartan men had to fight an uphill battle tonight against the UCLA Bruins, battling the fatigue of playing eight games in one day, as well as a shortened bench. Starting middle blocker Justin Pankratz injured his ankle in the match against Calgary, and Jason Hofer is unable to play that many games in one day due to knee problems.

"We fought hard tonight," said Coach Pike. "I'm pleased with how we played despite our fatigue and depleted bench. We were in a tough spot physically, and UCLA is a good, big team."

Jeff Stel picked up some of the slack tonight, earning Player of the Match honors with his 14 kills, one service ace, one block and five digs. UCLA was led by Steve Klosterman, who had 11 kills, three digs, one block and one ace.

The Spartan men play again tomorrow, Saturday, at noon against Pacific University. If they win that match they go on to the final at 7:30pm.





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