Box Score

Scheduled Game: CALGARY*

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GAME RESULTS1234T
Calgary152525253« FINAL
Trinity Western252222201

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Game Date: 1/21/2011Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 8:30 pmAttendance: 760
1st Referee: Howard Hum, 2nd Referee: Hal Hennenfent, Scorer: Kristen Wiens
CalgaryTrinity Western
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18934-.0299528.143
215328.42913734.176
316534.32413735.171
413533.24211634.147
Calgary
ATTACKSETSERVESRVDEFBLOCKGEN
#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
1Levi Nutma3204.500000020000
3Curtis James46723-.043212330000
5Ciaran McGovern2000.000300010000
6Graham Vigrass419230.567102021300
7Chris Hoag45420.0501120130200
8Blake Giles41011.000200190000
9Jay Blankenau4213.33339120100100
10Allen Meek410635.114012060200
15Patrick Lenaour1000.000000000000
18David Egan47213.385112040100
Totals/Average5222129.233495124501900
Trinity Western
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#NAMEGPKETAPCTASASEREDIGBSBABEBHE
1Jarrod Offereins4000.000300290000
2Mikiah Schalk4339.000000020100
3Marc Howatson3416.500000050100
5Josh Doornenbal418840.250001020400
6Dan Jansen Van Doorn4249-.222023022400
7John Wiebe1000.000000100000
11Rudy Verhoeff414544.2051200181200
12Lucas Van Berkel43110.200001020800
13Branden Schmidt2103.333000010000
14Ben Ball4102.5004000031500
18Nicholas Del Bianco3038-.375002220000
Totals/Average4625131.160444754642500

Game Recap

Game Recap

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL (CANADA WEST)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
TWU SPARTANS (1) VS THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DINOS (3)
(24-26, 25-16, 25-23, 25-21)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DINOS RALLY TO TAKE CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH



LANGLEY, British Columbia
– The No. 3 Trinity Western University men’s volleyball team started strong in their rematch of last year’s CIS gold medal match, but could not finish as the University of Calgary Dinos prevailed 3-1 Friday night at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C.

The 15-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-20 win keeps the No. 4 Dinos perfect at 11-0, while the loss drops the No. 3 Spartans to 8-3.

“We got beat. That’s the easiest way to sum it up. We made more errors. We didn’t pass as well. We didn’t serve as well. They out-set us. They outhit us. They out-hustled us. They out-teamed us. There is not a phase where we were the better team tonight, outside of playing a little more aggressive in the first set,” commented TWU head coach Ben Josephson.

The Spartans looked impressive to start the match as they dominated early to take the first set 25-15. TWU quickly jumped out to an 8-4 lead at the first break, which they extended to 16-10 by the second break before cruising to the 10 point win. The Spartans finished the set hitting 14.3 percent, while their blocking and defence limited the Dinos to negative 2.9 percent hitting.

“You can’t beat a good team twice using the same thing. They made a bunch of adjustments and they passed the ball way better than last time we saw them. Last time it was an exhibition and they played like it was an exhibition while we were playing like it was our first crack at them [since nationals]. Tonight they played like that was a first place match in the conference, which it was and now they fully hold and now we cannot succeed without some help,” added Josephson.

In the second set things started to turn towards Calgary. The Dinos increased their hitting by 45 percent as they hit 42.9 percent in the set, while TWU only hit for 17.6 percent. The offensive explosion allowed the Dinos to take the second set 25-22. The two teams were even at 8-8, but Calgary took over with an 8-2 run to lead 16-11 at the second break. The Dinos maintained the five point lead to 24-19, when TWU closed to 24-22 before the Dinos Graham Vigrass took the final point of the set to even the match at 1-1.

Calgary maintained their momentum into the third set where they led 8-5 and 16-9 before TWU finally found some life. The Spartans clawed back to trail 23-22 after a kill by Rudy Verhoeff, but they were unable to get even as the Dinos too k the next two points to take the set 25-22 and a two to one lead in sets.

The fourth set was even early with the Dinos leading 8-7 at the first beak. Calgary would seal the match over the middle portion of the set when they outscored TWU 8-4 to take a 16-11 lead at the second break. The Dinos held off a TWU charge, which saw the Spartans close to 22-19, before taking the final set of the match 25-20.

Josh Doornenbal with 18 kills and four blocks and Rudy Verhoeff with 14 kills and 18 digs led the Spartans, while Graham Vigrass with 19 kills and four blocks and Allen Meek with 10 kills led the Dinos. TWU setter Ben Ball finished with 40 set assists while his counterpart with Calgary, Jay Blankenau finished with 39 set assists.

The two teams will match up again tomorrow night at 7 p.m. PST. Live stats and live video of the match are available at gospartans.ca.

Match Notes: tonight’s match saw the emotional return of TWU’s Marc Howatson, who was playing his first Canada West match since last year’s championship after the fourth year leftside dislocated his ankle while on tour in Russia this summer…Howatson finished the match with four kills at 50 percent and five digs… TWU finished the match hitting at 16 percent, while Calgary finished at 23.3 percent…At the Spartans Holiday Classic Tournament TWU defeated Calgary 3-0…Last year the Dinos won the CIS Championship by defeating the Spartans 3-1 at TRU in Kamloops…TWU is this year’s host of the CIS championship Mar. 4-6 and as host have an automatic berth…

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Play-by-Play

Play-by-Play

Score(V-H) Period: 1
- CALGARY starters: Graham Vigrass; Curtis James; Jay Blankenau; Allen Meek; David Egan; Chris Hoag; libero Blake Giles.
- TWU starters: Rudy Verhoeff; Ben Ball; Dan Jansen Van Doorn; Lucas Van Berkel; Mikiah Schalk; Josh Doornenbal; libero Jarrod Offereins.
0 - 1[Mikiah Schalk] Attack error by Graham Vigrass.
1 - 1[Mikiah Schalk] Kill by Allen Meek (from Jay Blankenau).
2 - 1[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
2 - 2[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
3 - 2[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Service error.
3 - 3[Curtis James] Kill by Lucas Van Berkel (from Ben Ball).
3 - 4[Ben Ball] Attack error by Curtis James.
4 - 4[Ben Ball] Kill by Chris Hoag (from Jay Blankenau).
4 - 5[Graham Vigrass] Attack error by Jay Blankenau (block by Lucas Van Berkel; Rudy Verhoeff; Josh Doornenbal).
4 - 6[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Allen Meek (block by Lucas Van Berkel; Mikiah Schalk).
4 - 7[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Chris Hoag.
4 - 8[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
- Timeout (Media).
4 - 9[Rudy Verhoeff] Service ace (Curtis James).
4 - 10[Rudy Verhoeff] Service ace (Curtis James).
5 - 10[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Mikiah Schalk (block by David Egan; Chris Hoag).
5 - 11[Allen Meek] Service error.
5 - 12[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by Mikiah Schalk (from Ben Ball).
6 - 12[Lucas Van Berkel] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal.
6 - 13[Chris Hoag] Kill by Mikiah Schalk (from Ben Ball).
6 - 14[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Graham Vigrass.
7 - 14[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Blake Giles).
8 - 14[David Egan] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal.
9 - 14[David Egan] Attack error by Rudy Verhoeff.
9 - 15[David Egan] Service error.
10 - 15[Mikiah Schalk] Kill by Jay Blankenau (from Curtis James).
- TWU subs: Marc Howatson.
10 - 16[Jay Blankenau] Attack error by Allen Meek (block by Rudy Verhoeff).
- Timeout (Media).
10 - 17[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Service ace (Curtis James).
10 - 18[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Service ace (Blake Giles).
- CALGARY subs: Levi Nutma.
11 - 18[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
11 - 19[Levi Nutma] Attack error by Chris Hoag (block by Lucas Van Berkel; Ben Ball).
12 - 19[Ben Ball] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal (block by Graham Vigrass).
12 - 20[Graham Vigrass] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
13 - 20[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Chris Hoag.
13 - 21[Allen Meek] Bad set by Jay Blankenau.
13 - 22[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Rudy Verhoeff).
14 - 22[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by Jay Blankenau (from Blake Giles).
14 - 23[Chris Hoag] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Ben Ball).
14 - 24[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by David Egan (block by Ben Ball).
15 - 24[Josh Doornenbal] Service error.
15 - 25[David Egan] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Ben Ball).
Score(V-H) Period: 2
- TWU starters: Ben Ball; Dan Jansen Van Doorn; Mikiah Schalk; Rudy Verhoeff; Lucas Van Berkel; Josh Doornenbal; libero Jarrod Offereins.
- CALGARY starters: Curtis James; Jay Blankenau; David Egan; Graham Vigrass; Allen Meek; Chris Hoag; libero Blake Giles.
1 - 0[Chris Hoag] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal.
1 - 1[Chris Hoag] Kill by Mikiah Schalk (from Ben Ball).
1 - 2[Mikiah Schalk] Attack error by Curtis James (block by Ben Ball; Dan Jansen Van Doorn).
2 - 2[Mikiah Schalk] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
3 - 2[David Egan] Bad set by Ben Ball.
3 - 3[David Egan] Service error.
4 - 3[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Service error.
5 - 3[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Curtis James (from Jay Blankenau).
5 - 4[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
6 - 4[Ben Ball] Kill by Curtis James (from Jay Blankenau).
6 - 5[Curtis James] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
7 - 5[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
8 - 5[Graham Vigrass] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal.
- Timeout (Media).
8 - 6[Graham Vigrass] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
8 - 7[Lucas Van Berkel] Attack error by David Egan (block by Dan Jansen Van Doorn).
8 - 8[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
- CALGARY subs: Patrick Lenaour.
9 - 8[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by Allen Meek (from Jay Blankenau).
10 - 8[Allen Meek] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal.
11 - 8[Allen Meek] Attack error by Mikiah Schalk.
12 - 8[Allen Meek] Attack error by Dan Jansen Van Doorn.
- Timeout Trinity Western.
13 - 8[Allen Meek] Kill by Allen Meek (from Jay Blankenau).
- TWU subs: Marc Howatson.
- CALGARY subs: David Egan.
13 - 9[Allen Meek] Service error.
14 - 9[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Chris Hoag (from Jay Blankenau).
14 - 10[Chris Hoag] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
15 - 10[Marc Howatson] Kill by David Egan (from Jay Blankenau).
15 - 11[David Egan] Attack error by Allen Meek (block by Dan Jansen Van Doorn).
16 - 11[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Service error.
- Timeout (Media).
16 - 12[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
16 - 13[Ben Ball] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Jarrod Offereins).
17 - 13[Ben Ball] Kill by Curtis James (from Chris Hoag).
17 - 14[Curtis James] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
18 - 14[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
19 - 14[Graham Vigrass] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal.
- TWU subs: Branden Schmidt.
19 - 15[Graham Vigrass] Kill by Branden Schmidt (from Ben Ball).
20 - 15[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by David Egan (from Jay Blankenau).
- CALGARY subs: Ciaran McGovern; Levi Nutma.
20 - 16[Ciaran McGovern] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Ben Ball).
21 - 16[Branden Schmidt] Kill by Levi Nutma (from Ciaran McGovern).
21 - 17[Chris Hoag] Kill by Marc Howatson (from Ben Ball).
22 - 17[Marc Howatson] Kill by David Egan (from Ciaran McGovern).
23 - 17[David Egan] Attack error by Dan Jansen Van Doorn.
- Timeout Trinity Western.
23 - 18[David Egan] Bad set by Curtis James.
- TWU subs: Nicholas Del Bianco.
23 - 19[Nicholas Del Bianco] Bad set by Ciaran McGovern.
24 - 19[Nicholas Del Bianco] Kill by Curtis James (from Ciaran McGovern).
- CALGARY subs: Allen Meek; Jay Blankenau.
24 - 20[Jay Blankenau] Service error.
24 - 21[Ben Ball] Bad set by Jay Blankenau.
24 - 22[Ben Ball] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
- Timeout Calgary.
25 - 22[Ben Ball] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
Score(V-H) Period: 3
- TWU starters: Rudy Verhoeff; Ben Ball; Dan Jansen Van Doorn; Lucas Van Berkel; Josh Doornenbal; Mikiah Schalk; libero Jarrod Offereins.
- CALGARY starters: Curtis James; Jay Blankenau; David Egan; Graham Vigrass; Allen Meek; Chris Hoag; libero Blake Giles.
1 - 0[Mikiah Schalk] Kill by David Egan (from Jay Blankenau).
1 - 1[David Egan] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
2 - 1[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Kill by Curtis James (from Jay Blankenau).
2 - 2[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Ben Ball (from Jarrod Offereins).
3 - 2[Ben Ball] Kill by Curtis James (from Jay Blankenau).
4 - 2[Curtis James] Attack error by Lucas Van Berkel (block by Allen Meek; Graham Vigrass).
5 - 2[Curtis James] Service ace (Jarrod Offereins).
5 - 3[Curtis James] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
6 - 3[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Mikiah Schalk.
7 - 3[Graham Vigrass] Kill by Chris Hoag (from Curtis James).
7 - 4[Graham Vigrass] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
8 - 4[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by David Egan (from Jay Blankenau).
- Timeout (Media).
8 - 5[Allen Meek] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
9 - 5[Josh Doornenbal] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
9 - 6[Chris Hoag] Service error.
10 - 6[Mikiah Schalk] Kill by Blake Giles (from Jay Blankenau).
11 - 6[David Egan] Kill by Allen Meek (from Jay Blankenau).
11 - 7[David Egan] Attack error by Curtis James (block by Dan Jansen Van Doorn; Ben Ball).
12 - 7[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
13 - 7[Jay Blankenau] Attack error by Rudy Verhoeff (block by Allen Meek; Graham Vigrass; Jay Blankenau).
14 - 7[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
- TWU subs: Marc Howatson.
14 - 8[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
14 - 9[Ben Ball] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
15 - 9[Ben Ball] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
16 - 9[Curtis James] Kill by Allen Meek (from Jay Blankenau).
- Timeout (Media).
16 - 10[Curtis James] Service error.
16 - 11[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
16 - 12[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Allen Meek.
16 - 13[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Chris Hoag (block by Lucas Van Berkel; Marc Howatson).
- Timeout Calgary.
17 - 13[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
17 - 14[Graham Vigrass] Service error.
18 - 14[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by Allen Meek (from Jay Blankenau).
18 - 15[Allen Meek] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
19 - 15[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Marc Howatson.
20 - 15[Chris Hoag] Attack error by Dan Jansen Van Doorn.
- Timeout Trinity Western.
20 - 16[Chris Hoag] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
21 - 16[Marc Howatson] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
21 - 17[David Egan] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
- TWU subs: Nicholas Del Bianco.
21 - 18[Nicholas Del Bianco] Attack error by Curtis James (block by Lucas Van Berkel; Ben Ball).
22 - 18[Nicholas Del Bianco] Service error.
23 - 18[Jay Blankenau] Attack error by Rudy Verhoeff.
23 - 19[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
23 - 20[Ben Ball] Bad set by Jay Blankenau.
23 - 21[Ben Ball] Attack error by Curtis James (block by Rudy Verhoeff; Lucas Van Berkel).
23 - 22[Ben Ball] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Jarrod Offereins).
- Timeout Calgary.
24 - 22[Ben Ball] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
25 - 22[Curtis James] Attack error by Rudy Verhoeff (block by Chris Hoag; Graham Vigrass).
Score(V-H) Period: 4
- CALGARY starters: Graham Vigrass; Curtis James; Jay Blankenau; Allen Meek; David Egan; Chris Hoag; libero Blake Giles.
- TWU starters: Josh Doornenbal; Lucas Van Berkel; Rudy Verhoeff; Nicholas Del Bianco; Dan Jansen Van Doorn; Ben Ball; libero Jarrod Offereins.
0 - 1[David Egan] Attack error by Allen Meek (block by Lucas Van Berkel; Josh Doornenbal).
0 - 2[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Curtis James.
0 - 3[Rudy Verhoeff] Attack error by Curtis James (block by Lucas Van Berkel; Josh Doornenbal).
1 - 3[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
2 - 3[Jay Blankenau] Service ace (Jarrod Offereins).
2 - 4[Jay Blankenau] Service error.
2 - 5[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by Dan Jansen Van Doorn.
3 - 5[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
4 - 5[Curtis James] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
5 - 5[Curtis James] Kill by Allen Meek (from Jay Blankenau).
5 - 6[Curtis James] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
5 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Chris Hoag (block by Ben Ball; Dan Jansen Van Doorn).
6 - 7[Josh Doornenbal] Attack error by Josh Doornenbal.
7 - 7[Graham Vigrass] Attack error by Rudy Verhoeff.
8 - 7[Graham Vigrass] Kill by David Egan (from Jay Blankenau).
- Timeout (Media).
9 - 7[Graham Vigrass] Attack error by Nicholas Del Bianco.
10 - 7[Graham Vigrass] Kill by Allen Meek (from Graham Vigrass).
10 - 8[Graham Vigrass] Service error.
11 - 8[Nicholas Del Bianco] Kill by Allen Meek (from Jay Blankenau).
12 - 8[Allen Meek] Service ace (Nicholas Del Bianco).
12 - 9[Allen Meek] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
12 - 10[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Kill by Lucas Van Berkel.
13 - 10[Dan Jansen Van Doorn] Kill by Graham Vigrass (from Jay Blankenau).
13 - 11[Chris Hoag] Service error.
14 - 11[Ben Ball] Kill by David Egan.
15 - 11[David Egan] Kill by Graham Vigrass.
- Timeout Trinity Western.
16 - 11[David Egan] Service ace (Nicholas Del Bianco).
- Timeout (Media).
16 - 12[David Egan] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
17 - 12[Rudy Verhoeff] Kill by Allen Meek (from Jay Blankenau).
17 - 13[Jay Blankenau] Kill by Lucas Van Berkel (from Ben Ball).
17 - 14[Lucas Van Berkel] Kill by Josh Doornenbal (from Ben Ball).
17 - 15[Lucas Van Berkel] Attack error by Allen Meek (block by Josh Doornenbal; Dan Jansen Van Doorn).
18 - 15[Lucas Van Berkel] Service error.
18 - 16[Curtis James] Service error.
- TWU subs: Mikiah Schalk.
19 - 16[Mikiah Schalk] Kill by Chris Hoag (from Jay Blankenau).
20 - 16[Graham Vigrass] Attack error by Dan Jansen Van Doorn.
21 - 16[Graham Vigrass] Attack error by Nicholas Del Bianco.
- Timeout Trinity Western.
22 - 16[Graham Vigrass] Attack error by Nicholas Del Bianco.
22 - 17[Graham Vigrass] Kill by Dan Jansen Van Doorn (from Ben Ball).
22 - 18[Nicholas Del Bianco] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
22 - 19[Nicholas Del Bianco] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
- Timeout Calgary.
23 - 19[Nicholas Del Bianco] Service error.
- TWU subs: Josh Doornenbal; John Wiebe.
- CALGARY subs: Levi Nutma; Ciaran McGovern.
23 - 20[Ciaran McGovern] Kill by Rudy Verhoeff (from Ben Ball).
- TWU subs: Branden Schmidt.
24 - 20[Branden Schmidt] Kill by Levi Nutma (from David Egan).
25 - 20[Chris Hoag] Service ace (John Wiebe).

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