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MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010
OKANAGAN TOUR

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MEN’S VOLLEYBALL WINS TWICE ON OKANAGAN TOUR

LANGLEY, British Columbia –
The Trinity Western men’s volleyball team went to on a three game Okanagan tour this weekend, playing Alberta twice and UBC-Okanagan once, and returned home Saturday night having won two out of three.

The Spartans, which lost all three games in straight sets during last year’s Okanagan tour, beat Alberta 3-0 Thursday, lost to Alberta 3-0 Friday and then beat UBC-Okanagan 3-0 Saturday night to round out the tour.

Trinity Western’s first game since they returned from Russia on September 12 saw the Spartans beat Alberta 25-23, 25-23, 25-19 and coach Ben Josephson was excited about what he saw from his team.

“The game was another typical Spartans and Bears battle,” Josephson said. “It was a lot of big talented athletes going back and forth. Tonight we had the better share of the play. I thought we were the team that looked like we had a little more rhythm. Obviously our matches in Russia helped that.

“Verhoeff was probably our best player offensively. Ben Ball was fantastic defensively and Dan Jansen Van Doorn was fantastic blocking. Overall a really good team effort. Everything we have worked on looked good. The stuff we haven’t worked on was where our issues were, which is a good place to be after one game is.”

The following night Alberta returned the straight sets favour as they knocked off the Spartans 3-0.

“We played average to poor,” Josephson said. “Rudy [Verhoeff] and [Josh] Doornenbal played well but the rest of the team struggled with execution.”

The Spartans wrapped up the tour against UBC-Okanagan Saturday night winning 3-0 while playing many of the team’s younger players.

“We were really good,” Josephson said of the young guys. “Finding their rhythm early was OK. We struggled with some reception issues but, by the end of the match, we were playing really strong volleyball and it was good to see the young ones play that well this early.”

The Spartans have this next weekend off before they play a pair of non-conference games against Thompson Rivers Oct. 7 and 8.

-TW-

About TWU:

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 4,000 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 41 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 17 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership. For more information, visit TWU's Official Athletics site at gospartans.ca.

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport:

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. The CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, and 32 World University Championships. For further information, visit www.universitysport.ca.

About CWUAA:

"Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year since 1997-98. Comprised of 14 schools, from Manitoba to B.C., the CWUAA produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in events such as the Olympics or Universiade Games."

-TW-

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    Luke Bainard32Regina Cougars02/04/00
    Steve Rogalsky29Manitoba Bisons01/13/08
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    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
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    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