A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD FOR THE TWU SPARTANS

SPARTANS THIS WEEK
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010

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A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD FOR THE TWU SPARTANS

LANGLEY, British Columbia
– This week in Spartans action, the Trinity Western indoor teams are in action across western Canada. Both basketball teams play host in Langley, B.C. Meanwhile, the Spartan volleyball teams travel to Regina to take on the Cougars. The men’s hockey team plays both at home and on the road. Finally, the cross country team heads to Nationals in Sherbrooke, Que.

On the basketball court, the unranked Spartan women’s basketball team (1-5) hosts the No. 3 University of Regina Cougars. The Spartans recent trip to Kamloops, B.C. resulted in two losses to the Thompson Rivers University Wolf Pack, with scores of 75-59 and 74-49.

The Cougars are currently unbeaten in Canada West play with a 4-0 record, following two home wins over the University of Lethbridge in which they posted scores of 70-53 and 68-46. They put their perfect record on the line when they visit the Spartans at the Langley Events Centre, in Langley B.C.  

The women’s games take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 12 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 13. Live stats and streaming video coverage are available for both games at gospartans.ca.

The No. 8 Spartan men’s basketball team (4-2) face the undefeated University of Regina Cougars (4-0). The Spartans are hot off a record breaking weekend in Kamloops, B.C. playing the Thompson Rivers University Wolf Pack.  Trinity Western picked up a weekend sweep against the Wolf Pack with game scores of 97-57 and 117-67.

But the unranked University of Regina has started the season successfully, being the only undefeated team in Canada West men’s basketball. The Cougar’s most recent weekend play resulted in 94-85 and 67-60 wins over the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.

The games start at 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C.  Streaming video and live stats can be viewed at gospartans.ca.

In Saskatchewan, the strong No. 6 Trinity Western women’s volleyball team steps onto the court to compete against the University of Regina Cougars. The Spartans did not drop a set last weekend, sweeping the Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack with two 3-0 games. This improves their record to 4-0 before their trip to the prairies.

The Cougars (1-1) opened their Canada West season with a dropped 3-1 game to the University of Manitoba, before rebounding to a 3-1 win over the Bisons the following night.  

In Regina, the women’s volleyball games start at 6:15 p.m. CST on Friday, November 12 and 8 p.m. CST Saturday November 13. The Cougars provide streaming video at http://www.educationcdn.com/schools/cougars/ and live stats at http://www.reginacougars.com/custompages/livestats/wvb/xlive.htm.

Also travelling to Regina is the No. 3 Spartan men’s volleyball team. The Spartans are 3-1 after a weekend split with Thompson Rivers last weekend. Both matches took five sets to decide, with the first match going to the Wolf Pack and the second on Saturday night seeing the Spartans prevail.  

The unranked Cougars are without a win after two 3-0 losses against the University of Manitoba to open the Cougars Canada West season.

The University of Regina home opener against the Spartans will take place at 8 p.m. CST on Friday, followed by another game at 6:15 p.m. CST on Saturday. Streaming video can be accessed at http://www.educationcdn.com/schools/cougars/ and live stats are at http://www.reginacougars.com/custompages/livestats/wvb/xlive.htm.

On the ice, the Spartans hockey team (2-4) faces off against the University of the Fraser Valley on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C. The Spartans last games saw them lose a 3-1 contest against the Simon Fraser University Clan before breaking their losing streak with a 3-2 win over the University of the Fraser Valley.  

UFV remains at the bottom of the BCIHL standings after their last game against the Spartans, and the UFV hockey team holds a 0-8 record.

The Spartans then travel to Kamloops, B.C. for a game against the Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack.  The Wolf Pack is 5-1 this season and is 3rd in the BCIHL standings.  The Wolf Pack’s last game was in October, a 7-2 win over SFU. The Wolf Pack and Spartans meet at the Memorial Arena in Kamloops, B.C. at 8 p.m. on November 13.

Finally, the Spartans cross country team is in Sherbrooke, Que. for the CIS National Championships on November 13.

-TW-

Last Updated: 2010-11-08
Author: Scott Stewart