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Preview: REGINA* (2005-10-28)

Men’s Volleyball (conference)
Friday, October 28, 2005
TWU Spartans (3) vs. the University of Regina Cougars (0)
(25-17, 25-12, 25-17)

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Spartans’ Attack Dominates Cougars
2005 CIS silver medalists TWU too much for Regina

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
TWU’s past two First Team All-Canadians led the way as the Spartans won in straight sets over the visiting University of Regina. 2005 All-Canadian Steve Rogalsky (3rd yr, rightside, Maple Ridge, BC) and 2004 All-Canadian Chris Meehan (5th yr, middle, Clearwater, BC) paced the Spartans with 11 kills each to the 25-17, 25-12, 25-17 victory to open the Canada West men’s volleyball season Friday night at TWU.

The Cougars (0-1) were unable to handle the Spartans’ attack tonight. TWU (1-0) came within half a percentage point of tying the school record for attack percentage as the Spartans converted on 53.1% of their attempts. The record of 53.6% was set last season against the Calgary Dinos on Nov 6, 2004.

The first set started with Regina taking an early 3-2 lead off of a kill by Noah Roellchen-Pfohl (Estevan, SK). On the next side-out TWU’s Jeff Stel went back to serve and did not stop until TWU was up 7-3.TWU continued their strong play to the second timeout, using a 9-4 run to lead 16-7. The two teams played side-out ball for the rest of the way as TWU took the first set 25-17.

TWU came out even stronger in the second set. The Spartans quickly jumped out to an 8-3 lead at the first time-out and pushed it to 16-8 at the second. Steve Rogalsky finished it with a crosscourt attack to give the Spartans the set 25-12.

Regina raised their level of play to start the third set as they matched TWU to the midway point of the set, trailing12-11. But tonight the Spartans had too much power. Trinity Western closed out the match with a 13-6 run to take the final set 25-17.

Chris Knoop (Melfort, SK) led the Cougars with 12 kills.

The two sides will square off again tomorrow night. Match time at TWU is scheduled for 8 pm.

Match notes: Meehan led TWU at 66.7%, followed by Rogalsky at 60%...Regina finished the match converting on 14% of their attacks…the Spartans led the Cougars in blocks 7-2…

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Individual Records

Match

KillsMatchDate
Luke Bainard32Regina Cougars02/04/00
Steve Rogalsky29Manitoba Bisons01/13/08
Set AssistsMatchDate
Josh Howatson66Winnipeg Wesmen11/13/04
Ben Ball63Laval Rouge et Or03/13/10
Service AcesMatchDate
Steve Rogalsky13Winnipeg Wesmen01/24/04
Josh Howatson9Winnipeg Wesmen02/18/05
DigsMatchDate
Seth Schalk24Alberta Golden Bears03/06/05
Jarrod Offereins24Brandon Bobcats11/14/09
Total BlocksMatchDate
Chris Meehan16York Lions03/04/05
Lucas Van Berkel15UBC Thunderbirds10/30/10

Season

KillsAvgDate
Steve Rogalsky413.2682004
Luke Bainard352.2771999
Set AssistsGamesDate
Josh Howatson11651212004
Ben Josephson9661132002
Service AcesGamesDate
Josh Howatson601212004
Josh Howatson58982005
DigsGamesDate
Jaben Schalk2951292004
Jeff Van Huizen2271162002
Total BlocksGamesDate
Chris Meehan1581182003
Mark Huberts1241192000

Career

KillsAvgDate
Steve Rogalsky1574.2592001-08
Luke Bainard1133.2561999-02
Set AssistsGamesDate
Josh Howatson34513862003-06
Chaim Schalk12591902006-08
Service AcesGamesDate
Josh Howatson2054362003-06
Steve Rogalsky1725012003-07
DigsGamesDate
Jeff Van Huizen7063621999-02
Seth Schalk6664202003-06
Total BlocksGamesDate
Chris Meehan5014302001-05
Justin Pankratz3594302001-05