Box Score

Scheduled Game: British Columbia - CIS Championship- McMaster


British Columbia1822210
Trinity Western2525253« FINAL


Game Date: 3/4/2007Location: Burridge Gym
Game Time: 12:30PMAttendance: 2200
1st Referee: Andrew Cameron, 2nd Referee: Guy Bradbur, Scorer: Sylvia Jakestic
British ColumbiaTrinity Western
British Columbia
3K. Jared3214.2501602000000
4E. Christoph36417.118103060200
5B. Colin32610-.400003030000
9D. Kyle3127-.143000001000
14S. Ian35051.000011000401
15B. Andrew316729.310012071100
1B. Blair3000.000100060000
2F. Todd1000.000000000000
7H. Spencer3001.0001300070100
8L. William3438.125000010010
10P. Mike1002.000000000000
Trinity Western
2Seth Schalk35210.300002130200
4Josh Howatson3315.4003023012300
5Jeff Stel38420.200001031000
7Steve Rogalsky39324.250100031100
12Doug Van Spronsen35211.273000011300
15Clayton Peters3305.600001001500
1Mark Lindemulder3000.000000140000
3Andrew Hawkes1000.000000000000
10Josh Doornenbal3000.000000000200

Game Recap

Game Recap’s Volleyball (CIS Bronze Medal Match)
Sunday, March 04, 2007
TWU Spartans (3) vs the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (0)
(25-18, 25-22, 25-21)

-TWU earns 4th CIS medal in four years, Howatson and Rogalsky honoured

– The top-seeded and 2005-06 national champion Trinity Western Spartans rebounded from a heart-breaking 3-2 semi-final loss to Alberta to sweep the No. 2 UBC Thunderbirds in straight sets (25-18, 25-22, 25-21) Sunday afternoon in the bronze-medal match of the 2007 CIS men’s volleyball championship, marking their fourth podium in as many years at the end-of-the-year tournament.

Championship website (complete stats): Spartans captured their first-ever Tantramar Trophy as CIS champions 12 months ago, after claiming silver in 2005 and bronze in 2004.

The bronze-medal duel was a rematch of last week’s Canada West final, won in four sets by Trinity Western.

UBC finishes in fourth place in its first appearance at the CIS tourney since 1989.

CIS player of the year Josh Howatson earned game-MVP honours for the Spartans in his final university outing. The setter from Victoria had 30 assists, 3.5 blocks, three kills and two service aces in the win.

“After last night we were devastated that we were not going to be in the final. But we have all had good careers, we’ve medaled ever time that we have been to nationals and we wanted to make sure that we finished on a high note,” said Howatson. “I’ve played with some of these guys for four years and we have we have spent a lot of time together, hundreds of hours in the gym and it means a lot to win for these guys.” All-Canadian right side Steve Rogalsky (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was also a force finishing with a team-high nine kills.

Howatson’s and Rogalsky’s performance over the last three matches resulted in both being named to the tournament all-star team.

Right side Andrew Bonner (Cobourg, Ont.) was one of the few bright spots in a losing cause for UBC, leading all players in the game with 16 kills and tying for the team lead with seven digs on his way to the ‘Birds MVP nod.

Having played a pair of five-set matches on Friday and Saturday, the Spartans still found enough energy to jump out to 8-6 and 16-10 leads at the technical breaks of the opening frame. The Canada West champions did not let up and cruised to the easy 25-18 win.

The Thunderbirds looked much more solid in the next two sets, but it still wouldn’t be enough. took an early 8-3 advantage in the middle stanza, but the momentum quickly shifted TWU’s way and the Spartans went ahead in the set for the first time at 14-13 on a thunderous Rogalsky kill, before widening the gap to four points, at 20-16.

A pair of blocks by Bonner brought the ‘Birds back to within two, but Doug Van Spronsen (Dawson Creek, B.C.) had two key kills late in the set to help close the deal for the Spartans.

The scenario was much of the same in the third, with UBC taking the lead early, 6-4 and 8-7, before seeing Trinity Western tie it at 12 all and opening a four-point advantage at 16-12.

The ‘Birds once again rallied late and found themselves within one point at 21-20, but a pair of Howatson aces combined to a serve into the net by Bonner sent the Spartans home with the bronze medal.


Trinity Western Spartans
Points: Steve Rogalsky (10)
Kills: Steve Rogalsky (9)
Blocks: Clayton Peters (3)
Digs: Mark Lindemulder (4)
Assists: Joshua Howatson (30)

Player of the Game: Joshua Howatson

Points: Andrew Bonner (18)
Kills: Andrew Bonner (16)
Blocks: Ian Simpson (2)
Digs: Andrew Bonner (7), Spencer Holowachuk (7)
Assists: Jared Krause (16)

Player of the Game: Andrew Bonner


1. Trinity Western Spartans (Canada West champions)
2. UBC Thunderbirds (Canada West finalists)
3. Winnipeg Wesmen (Canada West bronze medalists)
4. Alberta Golden Bears (Canada West semi-finalists)
5. Dalhousie Tigers (AUS champions)
6. Laval Rouge et Or (QSSF champions)
7. Queen’s Golden Gaels (OUA champions)
8. McMaster Marauders (OUA finalists)

Friday, March 2

Quarter-final #1: No. 2 UBC 3, No. 7 Queen’s 0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-14)
Quarter-final #2: No. 3 Winnipeg 3, No. 6 Laval 1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-22)
Quarter-final #3: No. 4 Alberta 3, No. 5 Dalhousie 1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-19, 25-18)
Quarter-final #4: No. 1 Trinity Western 3, No. 8 McMaster 2 (23-25, 25-27, 25-23, 26-24, 15-9)

Saturday, March 3

Consolation #1: No. 6 Laval 3, No. 7 Queen’s 1 (25-17, 18-25, 25-18, 25-20)
Consolation #2: No. 5 Dalhousie 3, No. 8 McMaster 1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-19)
Semi-final #1: No. 3 Winnipeg 3, No. 2 UBC 0 (27-25, 25-16, 25-19)
Semi-final #2: No. 4 Alberta 3, No. 1 Trinity Western 2 (25-23, 23-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12)

Sunday, March 4

5th place: No. 5 Dalhousie 3, No. 6 Laval 0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-13)
Bronze medal: No. 1 Trinity Western 3, No. 2 UBC 0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-21)
15:30 Championship final (live on The Score): No. 4 Alberta 2 vs. No. 3 Winnipeg 3




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