Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Alberta*

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GAME RESULTS1234T
Trinity Western232525181
Alberta252720253« FINAL

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Game Date: 1/17/2009Location: Edmonton
Game Time: 9:00pmAttendance: 500
1st Referee: N Konowalyk, 2nd Referee: J Boyko
Trinity WesternAlberta
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111627.18515732.250
213432.28121738.368
311629.17210928.036
48722.04513622.318
Trinity Western
ATTACKSETSERVESRVDEFBLOCKGEN
#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
2Mikiah Schalk32511-.273001000000
3Andrew Hawkes4000.000000350000
4Marc Howatson412528.250002150400
5Josh Doornenbal44312.083023000400
6Danieal Jansen Van D1000.000000000000
8Chaim Schalk46118.2782600040300
9Aaron Vandenbrink2239-.111100010000
10Rudy Verhoeff411218.500100023410
14Ben Ball3000.0001400010100
17Paul Lindemulder46414.143103170000
Totals/Average4323110.182432952531610
Alberta
ATTACKSETSERVESRVDEFBLOCKGEN
#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
1Mike DeRocco41510-.40054220110100
2Spencer Leiske45614-.071105031300
5Erik Mattson2000.000001000100
6Tyler Myroniuk4000.000000070000
7Simon Lidster1000.000000000100
10Joel Schmuland418531.419120060200
11Thomas Jarmoc49723.087104010500
12Justin Merta412115.733000001410
13Ben Saxton1102.500000110200
14Tim Gourlay413525.320013180010
Totals/Average5929120.2505751523721920

Game Recap

Game Recap

Men's Volleyball (Canada West)
Saturday, January 17, 2009
No. 10 TWU Spartans (1) at the University of Alberta Golden Bears (3)
(25-23, 27-25, 20-25, 25-18)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS PUSH TOP RANKED GOLDEN BEARS

EDMONTON - The No. 10 Trinity Western University men's volleyball team fell in four sets (25-23, 27-25, 20-25, 25-18) to the No. 1 University of Alberta Golden Bears Saturday evening in Edmonton.

"It was a great defensive battle, some of the best volleyball I've seen this season and one of our better matches," commented TWU head coach Ben Josephson. "But at the end of the games their experience paid off as they found away to get the points they needed to win. Tonight was a big step forward for us as we prepare for our final six games of the season."

The win improves the first place Golden Bears winning streak to 14 games (14-0), while the loss drops the Spartans to 7-5 and into a fourth place tie with the University of Winnipeg and six points ahead of the University of Manitoba, who would currently not qualify for the Canada West post-season. The Bears are six points ahead of second-place Calgary, each team having already clinched a playoff spot.

"The first two sets were epic games. We had leads in the middle sections, but then they climbed back, but we made them earn it down the stretch, which they did with a couple of big plays," added Josephson. The third we found of a way to win, but in the fourth we ran out of juice after battling so hard in the first three sets."

Led by Josh Doornenbal (Edmonton), with eight straight serves, the Spartans put the Bears on the spot in the first set of Saturday's game when they rebounded from a great start by Alberta with a 7-0 run, taking charge of the momentum as well as taking the lead, 11-7. TWU maintained their lead to 21-17after a kill by Mikiah Schalk (Red Deer, Alta.). Then Alberta mounted a dramatic comeback outscoring TWU eight to two to take the first set 25-23.

The Spartans came out strong in the second set and built a three point lead 8-5 after a kill by Paul Lindemulder (Edmonton). Alberta came back to tie the set at 11-11 after a kill by Tim Gourlay. The teams remained close and played side out ball to 25-25. Then back-to-back kills by the Bears Gourlay and Justin Merta gave the home team the second set 27-25.

TWU once again led early in the third set. The Spartans led 8-5 at the first break and 16-13 at the second. Alberta climbed back into the set and tied it at 20-20 after a Gourlay kill. Then Spartans Doornenbal went on another serving run to give TWU the third set 25-20, which concluded when TWU's Rudy Verhoeff (Calgary) and Ben Ball (Abbotsford, B.C.) blocked Alberta's Thomas Jarmoc. The TWU attack finished the set at 17 percent, while the Bears fell to 3.6 percent in the set.

The Spartans and the Bears battled back and forth in the fourth set. TWU led 8-7 but Alberta rallied to take a16-13 lead. The Spartans did not fold and closed to 17-16 after a Doornenbal serve and Marc Howatson (Victoria) kill. However, Trinity Western fell on the serving of Alberta's Gourlay. Gourlay served five straight to give the Bears a 22-17 lead. From there it was side out ball as Alberta took the match with a 25-18 victory.

Left side Howatson had 12 kills and middle Verhoeff had 11 kills and seven blocks for Trinity Western while Paul Lindemulder led the team with seven digs. Joel Schmuland with 18 kills and six digs, Tim Gourlay with 13 kills and Justin Merta with 12 kills and five blocks led the Golden Bears.

Trinity Western will now return home to host the No. 9 Thompson River WolfPack at 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. next Friday and Saturday, while the Bears will host the Winnipeg Wesmen at 6:30 p.m. next Friday and 8 p.m. next Saturday in the Alberta's Main Gym.

Match Notes: TWU finished at 18 percent (43-23-110), while Alberta finished at 25 percent (59-29-120)...the Bears had 11.5 blocks, while the Spartans had 11...Alberta had an amazing 37 digs to TWU's 25...

-TW-

 

Play-by-Play

Play-by-Play

Score(V-H) Period: 1
0 - 1[Tim Gourlay] Service ace (Andrew Hawkes).
0 - 2[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
0 - 3[Tim Gourlay] Attack error by Aaron Vandenbrink.
1 - 3[Tim Gourlay] Service error.
1 - 4[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Aaron Vandenbrink (block by Thomas Jarmoc; Justin Merta).
2 - 4[Justin Merta] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
2 - 5[Aaron Vandenbrink] Kill by Thomas Jarmoc (from Mike DeRocco).
2 - 6[Mike DeRocco] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
3 - 6[Mike DeRocco] Kill by Paul Lindemulder (from Chaim Schalk).
3 - 7[Paul Lindemulder] Service error.
4 - 7[Thomas Jarmoc] Service error.
5 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Spencer Leiske (block by Rudy Verhoeff).
6 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Chaim Schalk (from Paul Lindemulder).
7 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Spencer Leiske (block by Rudy Verhoeff).
8 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Bad set by Mike DeRocco.
9 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Aaron Vandenbrink).
10 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Spencer Leiske.
11 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Tim Gourlay.
11 - 8[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
11 - 9[Spencer Leiske] Kill by Thomas Jarmoc (from Mike DeRocco).
12 - 9[Spencer Leiske] Attack error by Tim Gourlay (block by Rudy Verhoeff; Chaim Schalk).
12 - 10[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
13 - 10[Joel Schmuland] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
13 - 11[Marc Howatson] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
14 - 11[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Aaron Vandenbrink (from Chaim Schalk).
14 - 12[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Thomas Jarmoc (from Mike DeRocco).
15 - 12[Justin Merta] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Chaim Schalk).
16 - 12[Mikiah Schalk] Kill by Paul Lindemulder (from Chaim Schalk).
16 - 13[Mikiah Schalk] Service error.
17 - 13[Mike DeRocco] Attack error by Thomas Jarmoc.
18 - 13[Paul Lindemulder] Attack error by Thomas Jarmoc.
18 - 14[Paul Lindemulder] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
18 - 15[Thomas Jarmoc] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
19 - 15[Thomas Jarmoc] Service error.
19 - 16[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Thomas Jarmoc).
20 - 16[Spencer Leiske] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Chaim Schalk).
20 - 17[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
21 - 17[Joel Schmuland] Kill by Mikiah Schalk (from Chaim Schalk).
21 - 18[Marc Howatson] Service error.
21 - 19[Tim Gourlay] Attack error by Paul Lindemulder (block by Justin Merta).
21 - 20[Tim Gourlay] Attack error by Mikiah Schalk (block by Thomas Jarmoc; Justin Merta).
22 - 20[Tim Gourlay] Service error.
22 - 21[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
23 - 21[Justin Merta] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Chaim Schalk).
23 - 22[Mikiah Schalk] Kill by Mike DeRocco (from Spencer Leiske).
23 - 23[Mike DeRocco] Kill by Thomas Jarmoc (from Joel Schmuland).
23 - 24[Mike DeRocco] Attack error by Mikiah Schalk.
23 - 25[Mike DeRocco] Attack error by Marc Howatson (block by Spencer Leiske; Thomas Jarmoc).
Score(V-H) Period: 2
0 - 1[Paul Lindemulder] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
1 - 1[Justin Merta] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Chaim Schalk).
2 - 1[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Joel Schmuland.
3 - 1[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
4 - 1[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Joel Schmuland (block by Marc Howatson; Josh Doornenbal).
5 - 1[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Thomas Jarmoc (block by Chaim Schalk; Josh Doornenbal).
5 - 2[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Thomas Jarmoc (from Mike DeRocco).
6 - 2[Mike DeRocco] Attack error by Joel Schmuland.
6 - 3[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Spencer Leiske (from Mike DeRocco).
7 - 3[Thomas Jarmoc] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
7 - 4[Marc Howatson] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
8 - 4[Spencer Leiske] Service error.
8 - 5[Josh Doornenbal] Service error.
9 - 5[Joel Schmuland] Kill by Paul Lindemulder (from Chaim Schalk).
9 - 6[Aaron Vandenbrink] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
9 - 7[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
9 - 8[Tim Gourlay] Attack error by Paul Lindemulder.
10 - 8[Tim Gourlay] Service error.
11 - 8[Paul Lindemulder] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
11 - 9[Paul Lindemulder] Kill by Thomas Jarmoc (from Mike DeRocco).
11 - 10[Justin Merta] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal.
11 - 11[Justin Merta] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
12 - 11[Justin Merta] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Chaim Schalk).
12 - 12[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Spencer Leiske (from Mike DeRocco).
13 - 12[Mike DeRocco] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Chaim Schalk).
13 - 13[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
13 - 14[Thomas Jarmoc] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
14 - 14[Thomas Jarmoc] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
14 - 15[Marc Howatson] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
14 - 16[Spencer Leiske] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
14 - 17[Erik Mattson] Attack error by Aaron Vandenbrink.
15 - 17[Erik Mattson] Service error.
16 - 17[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Aaron Vandenbrink (from Rudy Verhoeff).
16 - 18[Josh Doornenbal] Service error.
17 - 18[Joel Schmuland] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Chaim Schalk).
18 - 18[Ben Ball] Attack error by Mike DeRocco.
18 - 19[Ben Ball] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
19 - 19[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
20 - 19[Paul Lindemulder] Attack error by Mike DeRocco.
20 - 20[Paul Lindemulder] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
21 - 20[Justin Merta] Attack error by Thomas Jarmoc.
21 - 21[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Spencer Leiske (from Mike DeRocco).
21 - 22[Mike DeRocco] Kill by Spencer Leiske.
22 - 22[Mike DeRocco] Service error.
- TW subs: Mikiah Schalk.
22 - 23[Mikiah Schalk] Attack error by Mikiah Schalk.
- TW subs: Ben Ball.
23 - 23[Thomas Jarmoc] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
23 - 24[Marc Howatson] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
24 - 24[Spencer Leiske] Service error.
24 - 25[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
25 - 25[Joel Schmuland] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Chaim Schalk).
25 - 26[Aaron Vandenbrink] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
25 - 27[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
- TW subs: Danieal Jansen Van D.
Score(V-H) Period: 3
1 - 0[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Mikiah Schalk (from Chaim Schalk).
2 - 0[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Mike DeRocco.
2 - 1[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
3 - 1[Justin Merta] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Chaim Schalk).
3 - 2[Mikiah Schalk] Attack error by Marc Howatson (block by Spencer Leiske).
4 - 2[Mike DeRocco] Service error.
4 - 3[Paul Lindemulder] Service error.
5 - 3[Thomas Jarmoc] Service error.
6 - 3[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Tim Gourlay.
6 - 4[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
7 - 4[Spencer Leiske] Service error.
8 - 4[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by Joel Schmuland (block by Josh Doornenbal; Marc Howatson).
8 - 5[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
8 - 6[Joel Schmuland] Attack error by Mikiah Schalk (block by Justin Merta; Mike DeRocco).
9 - 6[Joel Schmuland] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Chaim Schalk).
9 - 7[Marc Howatson] Kill by Thomas Jarmoc (from Mike DeRocco).
10 - 7[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Paul Lindemulder (from Chaim Schalk).
10 - 8[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Mikiah Schalk (block by Justin Merta; Thomas Jarmoc).
11 - 8[Justin Merta] Kill by Paul Lindemulder (from Chaim Schalk).
11 - 9[Mikiah Schalk] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal (block by Thomas Jarmoc; Spencer Leiske).
11 - 10[Mike DeRocco] Bad set by Chaim Schalk.
12 - 10[Mike DeRocco] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Chaim Schalk).
12 - 11[Mike DeRocco] Service ace (Marc Howatson).
- TW subs: Ben Ball.
13 - 11[Mike DeRocco] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball), block error by Tim Gourlay.
14 - 11[Paul Lindemulder] Attack error by Spencer Leiske.
15 - 11[Paul Lindemulder] Attack error by Thomas Jarmoc (block by Rudy Verhoeff; Marc Howatson).
15 - 12[Paul Lindemulder] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
15 - 13[Thomas Jarmoc] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco), block error by Rudy Verhoeff.
16 - 13[Thomas Jarmoc] Service error.
16 - 14[11] Attack error by Rudy Verhoeff (block by Erik Mattson; Joel Schmuland).
16 - 15[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
17 - 15[Spencer Leiske] Kill by Chaim Schalk (from Ben Ball).
18 - 15[Chaim Schalk] Attack error by Joel Schmuland (block by Josh Doornenbal; Marc Howatson).
19 - 15[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Chaim Schalk (from Ben Ball).
19 - 16[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
19 - 17[Joel Schmuland] Attack error by Marc Howatson.
19 - 18[Joel Schmuland] Service ace (Andrew Hawkes).
20 - 18[Joel Schmuland] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Ben Ball).
20 - 19[Marc Howatson] Kill by Thomas Jarmoc (from Mike DeRocco).
20 - 20[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
21 - 20[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Paul Lindemulder (from Ben Ball).
22 - 20[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Mike DeRocco.
23 - 20[Josh Doornenbal] Service ace (Tim Gourlay).
24 - 20[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Tim Gourlay.
25 - 20[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Thomas Jarmoc (block by Rudy Verhoeff; Ben Ball).
Score(V-H) Period: 4
1 - 0[Marc Howatson] Attack error by Spencer Leiske (block by Rudy Verhoeff).
1 - 1[Marc Howatson] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
2 - 1[Mike DeRocco] Kill by Chaim Schalk (from Ben Ball).
2 - 2[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Thomas Jarmoc (from Mike DeRocco).
3 - 2[Thomas Jarmoc] Kill by Chaim Schalk (from Ben Ball).
3 - 3[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Tim Gourlay (from Mike DeRocco).
3 - 4[Spencer Leiske] Attack error by Paul Lindemulder.
4 - 4[Spencer Leiske] Service error.
4 - 5[Paul Lindemulder] Service error.
4 - 6[Joel Schmuland] Service ace (Andrew Hawkes).
5 - 6[Joel Schmuland] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Ben Ball), block error by Justin Merta.
5 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Service error.
6 - 7[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
7 - 7[Ben Ball] Attack error by Justin Merta.
8 - 7[Ben Ball] Attack error by Thomas Jarmoc (block by Chaim Schalk; Rudy Verhoeff).
8 - 8[Ben Ball] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
8 - 9[Justin Merta] Attack error by Rudy Verhoeff (block by Spencer Leiske; Ben Saxton).
9 - 9[Justin Merta] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Ben Ball).
9 - 10[Marc Howatson] Service error.
9 - 11[Mike DeRocco] Service ace (Paul Lindemulder).
10 - 11[Mike DeRocco] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
10 - 12[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Spencer Leiske (from Mike DeRocco).
11 - 12[Ben Saxton] Kill by Chaim Schalk (from Ben Ball).
11 - 13[Chaim Schalk] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
12 - 13[Spencer Leiske] Service error.
13 - 13[Paul Lindemulder] Attack error by Tim Gourlay.
13 - 14[Paul Lindemulder] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
13 - 15[Joel Schmuland] Attack error by Marc Howatson.
13 - 16[Joel Schmuland] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal.
13 - 17[Joel Schmuland] Attack error by Marc Howatson.
14 - 17[Joel Schmuland] Attack error by Mike DeRocco.
15 - 17[Josh Doornenbal] Service ace (Ben Saxton).
16 - 17[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Ben Ball).
16 - 18[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
16 - 19[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Ben Saxton (from Mike DeRocco).
16 - 20[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Justin Merta.
16 - 21[Tim Gourlay] Attack error by Paul Lindemulder.
16 - 22[Tim Gourlay] Kill by Justin Merta (from Mike DeRocco).
17 - 22[Tim Gourlay] Bad set by Tim Gourlay.
17 - 23[Ben Ball] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
18 - 23[Justin Merta] Attack error by Spencer Leiske.
18 - 24[Marc Howatson] Kill by Joel Schmuland (from Mike DeRocco).
- AB subs: Simon Lidster.
18 - 25[Mike DeRocco] Attack error by Chaim Schalk (block by Simon Lidster; Ben Saxton; Joel Schmuland).

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