Box Score

Scheduled Game: British Columbia - CW FINAL FOUR @ Alberta

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GAME RESULTS1234T
British Columbia121827151
Trinity Western252525253« FINAL

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Game Date: 2/24/2007Location: Edmonton
Game Time: 9:00 pmAttendance: 500
1st Referee: Mel Varga, 2nd Referee: Arch Beck
British ColumbiaTrinity Western
GamesKETAPCTKETAPCT
1101332-.09410116.562
210623.17413220.550
3161139.12810837.054
411830.10012122.500
British Columbia
ATTACKSETSERVESRVDEFBLOCKGEN
#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
1Blair Bann4000.000100050000
2Todd Fanter46313.231000012000
3Jared Krause4308.37537020100200
4Christoph Eichbaum4121030.067013040000
5Colin Bell3238-.125100320000
7Spencer Holowachuk4011-1.000400000000
8Chong Liu1011-1.000000000000
9Kyle Duperon3123-.333000000000
10Michael Proudfoot44411.000000050000
14Ian Simpson46110.500101010400
15Andrew Bonner4131238.026223180200
Totals/Average4738124.07346394362800
Trinity Western
ATTACKSETSERVESRVDEFBLOCKGEN
#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
2Seth Schalk49214.500000060200
3Andrew Hawkes2000.000000010000
4Josh Howatson47215.333314030500
5Jeff Stel49320.3000111100300
7Steve Rogalsky416235.400122153400
8Chaim Schalk4126-.1673501041300
9Aaron Vandenbrink1000.000000000000
10Josh Doorenbal4304.750102021700
13Mark Lindemulder4000.000100120000
Totals/Average451295.3474141033352400

Game Recap

Game Recap

http://www.twu.ca/athletics/images/mens-volleyball/mv-2006-07/banner/cw-boys-and-trophy.jpgMen’s Volleyball (Canada West Championship)
Saturday, February 24, 2007
TWU Spartans (3) vs the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (1)
(25-12, 25-18, 25-27, 25-15)
(Photo: Uwe Welz)


SPARTANS WIN CANADA WEST CHAMPIONSHIP
-TWU’s heads to CIS Nationals as number one team out of Canada West

EDMONTON
– The Trinity Western University Spartans’ men’s volleyball team claimed their first ever Canada West championship title as they defeated the UBC Thunderbirds in four sets (25-12, 25-18, 25-27 and 25-15) during the final game of the Conference Final Four in the University of Alberta’s Main Gym, Saturday night in Edmonton.

"This was definitely one of our best efforts in a while.  The guys were prepared emotionally and tactically to play against a very tough UBC side. Anytime you can win a league of this calibre, I think it’s a great accomplishment,” said 14 year veteran Trinity Western Head Coach Ron Pike.  “The calibre of teams here this weekend at the U of A was outstanding, I mean you can see from the number of sets played, the tight set scores and by the length of the matches that these are four teams are very, very good teams.”

Pike’s Spartans were firing on all cylinders in the early going, posting big set wins and hitting percentages upwards of 55% in the opening two sets.  Conversely, the UBC attack seemed stalled at the net as the Spartan block was solid and the mounting frustrating in the T-bird camp led to many unforced errors.

http://www.twu.ca/athletics/images/mens-volleyball/mv-2006-07/banner/cw-cheer-win-cw.jpg"Chaim [Schalk] did an excellent job distributing the ball and the rest of the guys brought their top games to the gym tonight,” commented Pike on the performance of his setter, who was playing in his seventh match as a starter.

Christoph Eichbaum, a Canada West First Team All-Star, helped the UBC cause in the third set, firing off an ace, while adding several deft tips at the net.  Second Team All-Star and emotional leader Andrew Bonner managed an ace of his own, giving the Thunderbirds the spark they needed to pull off the extra points 27-25 third set win.

The BC teams played it tight in the fourth until Trinity opened up a four point lead, 16-12 at the second technical time-out.  From there the Spartans took control, their only slip-up coming from another Eichbaum tip which made the score 22-15.  TWU received the ball back through service error and added an ace to get to match point.  Leading 24-15, the Spartan serve was received and sent back over, but UBC was called for a net foul, ending the match and giving the Spartans their first ever Conference crown.

“You want to perform in every match and tonight we didn’t do that,” said UBC Head Coach Richard Schick.  “Silver at Canada West is not the ultimate goal, but we had flashes of good play tonight, not enough and Trinity definitely wanted it more.”

The Spartans were led by Canada West First Team All-Star Steve Rogalsky who scored a 40% hitting percentage, nailing a game high 16 kills on 35 attempts.  Canada West MVP Josh Howatson added seven kills, three assists, one ace, three digs and five block assists.  Seth Schalk and Jeff Stel added nine kills each, while Stel led in digs with 10 and Schalk banked a 50% hitting rate.  It was the Spartan block that made the difference, out-blocking UBC 29 to 10, five solo blocks and 24 combined blocks, compared to UBC’s two solo blocks and eight combined blocks.  As with the kills, Rogalsky was tops in blocks, recording three solos and four assists, while Josh Doornenbal added seven block assists.

Bonner and Eichbaum paced the T-Bird attack, posting 13 and 12 kills respectively.  As team, the UBC squad could only muster a game high 17% hitting percentage, while just one player, Ian Simpson, recorded more than three kills and hitting percentage higher than 10%.  Simpson’s six kills and 50% success rate was followed closely by Jared Krause’s three kills and 38%, but Bonner posted just a 3% success rate, while Eichbaum fared only slightly better with a 7%. 

With the Canada West silver, UBC will head to the National tournament likely as the #2 seed, something that Coach Schick says his team is feeling good about.

“We feel pretty comfortable in our play as of late and our position going into the National tournament,” said Schick.  “If we would have won the Canada West title, we would have been extremely happy but at the same time, we we’re still going to Nationals as a top seed and we’re pretty excited about that.”

Pike’s Spartans will be looking to repeat as National champions and continue to build upon their recent CIS success.  Over the last three seasons Trinity Western has won bronze, silver and gold successively at the CIS Finals, including last season’s straight sets win over the #1 ranked Alberta Golden Bears in the championship final.

“When you get to the National tournament,” added Pike, “you’re going in one direction and that’s to try and win it all.  But it’s a Championship final and there a lot of really good teams in the way, so it will be a challenge for sure.”

The CIS national championship begins Friday, March 2 in Hamilton, Ontario. The championship draw and seeding is scheduled to be announced by the CIS Sunday night.

-TW-

-contributions from Alberta Sports Information.

Play-by-Play

Play-by-Play

Score(V-H) Period: 1
0 - 1[Josh Doorenbal] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Chaim Schalk).
1 - 1[Josh Doorenbal] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
2 - 1[Andrew Bonner] Kill by Jared Krause (from Andrew Bonner).
3 - 1[Andrew Bonner] Service ace (Mark Lindemulder).
3 - 2[Andrew Bonner] Service error.
4 - 2[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Colin Bell (from Andrew Bonner).
4 - 3[Colin Bell] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Chaim Schalk).
5 - 3[Jeff Stel] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
5 - 4[Ian Simpson] Kill by Josh Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
5 - 5[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum.
5 - 6[Josh Howatson] Service ace (Colin Bell).
5 - 7[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum (block by Josh Doorenbal; Steve Rogalsky).
5 - 8[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Andrew Bonner (block by Josh Doorenbal; Seth Schalk).
5 - 9[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum (block by Josh Doorenbal; Steve Rogalsky).
5 - 10[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Kyle Duperon.
6 - 10[Josh Howatson] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
6 - 11[Jared Krause] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
7 - 11[Steve Rogalsky] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
7 - 12[Christoph Eichbaum] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Chaim Schalk).
7 - 13[Seth Schalk] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum.
7 - 14[Seth Schalk] Attack error by Andrew Bonner (block by Josh Doorenbal; Jeff Stel).
8 - 14[Seth Schalk] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
8 - 15[Kyle Duperon] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Chaim Schalk).
8 - 16[Josh Doorenbal] Attack error by Michael Proudfoot (block by Chaim Schalk; Josh Howatson).
8 - 17[Josh Doorenbal] Attack error by Ian Simpson.
8 - 18[Josh Doorenbal] Attack error by Michael Proudfoot (block by Chaim Schalk).
9 - 18[Josh Doorenbal] Kill by Todd Fanter (from Spencer Holowachuk).
9 - 19[Andrew Bonner] Kill by Josh Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
10 - 19[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Michael Proudfoot.
10 - 20[Michael Proudfoot] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
10 - 21[Jeff Stel] Kill by Josh Howatson.
10 - 22[Jeff Stel] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum (block by Steve Rogalsky).
10 - 23[Jeff Stel] Attack error by Spencer Holowachuk.
11 - 23[Jeff Stel] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Spencer Holowachuk).
11 - 24[Todd Fanter] Kill by Josh Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
12 - 24[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Jeff Stel.
12 - 25[Spencer Holowachuk] Attack error by Andrew Bonner (block by Josh Doorenbal).
Score(V-H) Period: 2
0 - 1[Jared Krause] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
1 - 1[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
1 - 2[Christoph Eichbaum] Service error.
2 - 2[Jeff Stel] Service error.
2 - 3[Kyle Duperon] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
3 - 3[Josh Howatson] Service error.
3 - 4[Andrew Bonner] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
4 - 4[Steve Rogalsky] Kill by Michael Proudfoot (from Jared Krause).
5 - 4[Michael Proudfoot] Attack error by Jeff Stel.
5 - 5[Michael Proudfoot] Kill by Josh Doorenbal.
5 - 6[Seth Schalk] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum (block by Josh Doorenbal; Chaim Schalk).
5 - 7[Seth Schalk] Attack error by Andrew Bonner.
5 - 8[Seth Schalk] Attack error by Andrew Bonner.
6 - 8[Seth Schalk] Kill by Ian Simpson (from Jared Krause).
6 - 9[Ian Simpson] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum (block by Josh Doorenbal; Chaim Schalk).
7 - 9[Josh Doorenbal] Service error.
7 - 10[Jared Krause] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
8 - 10[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Kyle Duperon (from Jared Krause).
8 - 11[Christoph Eichbaum] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
9 - 11[Jeff Stel] Kill by Michael Proudfoot (from Jared Krause).
10 - 11[Kyle Duperon] Attack error by Josh Howatson (block by Ian Simpson; Andrew Bonner).
10 - 12[Kyle Duperon] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Chaim Schalk).
11 - 12[Josh Howatson] Kill by Ian Simpson (from Jared Krause).
12 - 12[Andrew Bonner] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
12 - 13[Andrew Bonner] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Chaim Schalk).
13 - 13[Steve Rogalsky] Service error.
13 - 14[Michael Proudfoot] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Chaim Schalk).
14 - 14[Seth Schalk] Kill by Ian Simpson (from Jared Krause).
14 - 15[Ian Simpson] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Chaim Schalk).
15 - 15[Josh Doorenbal] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
15 - 16[Jared Krause] Service error.
16 - 16[Chaim Schalk] Service error.
16 - 17[Christoph Eichbaum] Service error.
16 - 18[Jeff Stel] Bad set by Christoph Eichbaum.
16 - 19[Jeff Stel] Attack error by Andrew Bonner (block by Seth Schalk; Josh Howatson).
16 - 20[Jeff Stel] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Josh Howatson).
16 - 21[Jeff Stel] Attack error by Kyle Duperon.
16 - 22[Jeff Stel] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Josh Howatson).
16 - 23[Jeff Stel] Bad set by Spencer Holowachuk.
17 - 23[Jeff Stel] Kill by Todd Fanter (from Spencer Holowachuk).
17 - 24[Todd Fanter] Kill by Josh Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
18 - 24[Josh Howatson] Service error.
18 - 25[Andrew Bonner] Service error.
Score(V-H) Period: 3
1 - 0[Josh Doorenbal] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
2 - 0[Christoph Eichbaum] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
2 - 1[Christoph Eichbaum] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Chaim Schalk).
3 - 1[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Todd Fanter (from Jared Krause).
4 - 1[Todd Fanter] Attack error by Josh Howatson (block by Ian Simpson; Andrew Bonner).
4 - 2[Todd Fanter] Kill by Josh Howatson.
5 - 2[Jeff Stel] Kill by Michael Proudfoot (from Jared Krause).
6 - 2[Andrew Bonner] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
6 - 3[Andrew Bonner] Attack error by Andrew Bonner.
7 - 3[Josh Howatson] Service error.
7 - 4[Michael Proudfoot] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Mark Lindemulder).
8 - 4[Steve Rogalsky] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
8 - 5[Ian Simpson] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Chaim Schalk).
9 - 5[Seth Schalk] Attack error by Chaim Schalk (block by Todd Fanter).
10 - 5[Jared Krause] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
11 - 5[Jared Krause] Attack error by Steve Rogalsky.
11 - 6[Jared Krause] Attack error by Andrew Bonner (block by Josh Doorenbal; Jeff Stel).
11 - 7[Josh Doorenbal] Attack error by Todd Fanter.
12 - 7[Josh Doorenbal] Service error.
13 - 7[Christoph Eichbaum] Attack error by Steve Rogalsky.
13 - 8[Christoph Eichbaum] Kill by Chaim Schalk (from Steve Rogalsky).
13 - 9[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
13 - 10[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by Michael Proudfoot.
13 - 11[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by Andrew Bonner.
13 - 12[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by Colin Bell (block by Josh Howatson; Jeff Stel).
14 - 12[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Todd Fanter (from Jared Krause).
14 - 13[Todd Fanter] Attack error by Colin Bell.
15 - 13[Jeff Stel] Kill by Colin Bell (from Jared Krause).
15 - 14[Andrew Bonner] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
16 - 14[Josh Howatson] Kill by Ian Simpson (from Jared Krause).
17 - 14[Colin Bell] Attack error by Seth Schalk (block by Ian Simpson; Jared Krause).
17 - 15[Colin Bell] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
17 - 16[Steve Rogalsky] Service ace (Colin Bell).
17 - 17[Steve Rogalsky] Service ace (Andrew Bonner).
18 - 17[Steve Rogalsky] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
19 - 17[Spencer Holowachuk] Attack error by Seth Schalk.
19 - 18[Spencer Holowachuk] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Chaim Schalk).
20 - 18[Seth Schalk] Kill by Jared Krause (from Colin Bell).
21 - 18[Jared Krause] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
21 - 19[Jared Krause] Service error.
21 - 20[Andrew Hawkes] Attack error by Andrew Bonner.
22 - 20[Andrew Hawkes] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
22 - 21[Christoph Eichbaum] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Chaim Schalk).
22 - 22[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by Andrew Bonner (block by Josh Howatson; Steve Rogalsky).
23 - 22[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Todd Fanter (from Jared Krause).
23 - 23[Todd Fanter] Attack error by Andrew Bonner (block by Josh Howatson; Steve Rogalsky).
24 - 23[Jeff Stel] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Ian Simpson).
24 - 24[Andrew Bonner] Attack error by Colin Bell.
25 - 24[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Jeff Stel (block by Ian Simpson; Jared Krause).
25 - 25[Colin Bell] Bad set by Andrew Bonner.
26 - 25[Steve Rogalsky] Service error.
27 - 25[Ian Simpson] Attack error by Chaim Schalk (block by Todd Fanter).
Score(V-H) Period: 4
0 - 1[Jared Krause] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Chaim Schalk).
0 - 2[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by TEAM.
0 - 3[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Seth Schalk (from Chaim Schalk).
1 - 3[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
2 - 3[Christoph Eichbaum] Service ace (Steve Rogalsky).
2 - 4[Christoph Eichbaum] Service error.
3 - 4[Jeff Stel] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
3 - 5[Todd Fanter] Kill by Josh Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
3 - 6[Josh Howatson] Kill by Seth Schalk.
4 - 6[Josh Howatson] Service error.
5 - 6[Andrew Bonner] Service ace (Jeff Stel).
5 - 7[Andrew Bonner] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Josh Doorenbal).
6 - 7[Steve Rogalsky] Kill by Jared Krause (from Blair Bann).
6 - 8[Michael Proudfoot] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
7 - 8[Seth Schalk] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
7 - 9[Ian Simpson] Kill by Josh Doorenbal (from Chaim Schalk).
8 - 9[Josh Doorenbal] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
8 - 10[Jared Krause] Attack error by Todd Fanter.
8 - 11[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum.
9 - 11[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Andrew Bonner (from Jared Krause).
9 - 12[Christoph Eichbaum] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
10 - 12[Jeff Stel] Attack error by TEAM.
10 - 13[Todd Fanter] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Chaim Schalk).
10 - 14[Josh Howatson] Attack error by Michael Proudfoot.
11 - 14[Josh Howatson] Kill by Ian Simpson (from Jared Krause).
11 - 15[Andrew Bonner] Service error.
12 - 15[Steve Rogalsky] Kill by Ian Simpson (from Jared Krause).
12 - 16[Colin Bell] Kill by Josh Doorenbal (from Chaim Schalk).
13 - 16[Seth Schalk] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Jared Krause).
13 - 17[Ian Simpson] Service error.
14 - 17[Andrew Hawkes] Kill by Todd Fanter (from Jared Krause).
14 - 18[Jared Krause] Kill by Jeff Stel (from Chaim Schalk).
14 - 19[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Steve Rogalsky (from Josh Howatson).
14 - 20[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by Todd Fanter.
14 - 21[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum (block by Steve Rogalsky).
14 - 22[Chaim Schalk] Bad set by Jared Krause.
15 - 22[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Christoph Eichbaum (from Spencer Holowachuk).
15 - 23[Christoph Eichbaum] Attack error by Chong Liu (block by Steve Rogalsky).
15 - 24[Jeff Stel] Service ace (Colin Bell).
15 - 25[Jeff Stel] Attack error by Christoph Eichbaum.

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