SPARTANS RELEASE CANADA WEST REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

SPARTANS ATHLETICS
FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
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SPARTANS RELEASE CANADA WEST REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western released its 2014-15 Canada West regular season schedules for the Spartans basketball, soccer and volleyball teams Friday.

The upcoming campaign will feature a number of firsts across all three sports.

On the basketball court, the Spartans will play a 20-game schedule in the newly-formed 11-team Pioneer Division, which will feature two games against each team within the division.

On the soccer pitch, both the men’s and women’s teams will play their 12-game schedules entirely within the seven-team Pacific Division and, as such, will only play B.C.-based teams.

While the volleyball teams will see little change to their schedules, they will see the addition of MacEwan University to the docket, which will add two extra matches to create what is now a 24-match slate.

BASKETBALL

The Spartans men’s and women’s basketball teams will open their 2014-15 campaigns with a pair of road games Oct. 31-Nov. 1 against Manitoba.

The following weekend, TWU will host Alberta in its home-opener Nov. 7-8 at the Langley Events Centre, which is a matchup that will feature the defending Canada West champion Golden Bears on the men’s side and, on the women’s side, last year’s Canada West bronze medal-winning Pandas.

One particular weekend Spartans fans won’t want to miss is Jan. 23-24, when TWU hosts local rival UBC.

Both men’s and women’s teams wrap up their regular season schedules Feb. 13-14 on the road against Victoria.

Basketball Schedule
Women/Men

Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – @ Manitoba
Nov. 7-8 – vs. Alberta
Nov. 14-15 – vs. Lethbridge
Nov. 21-22 – @ Brandon
Nov. 28-29 – @ Calgary
Jan. 9-10 – vs. Regina
Jan. 23-24 – vs. UBC
Jan. 30-31 – @ Saskatchewan
Feb. 6-7 – vs. Winnipeg
Feb. 13-14 – @ Victoria

SOCCER

Both the two-time defending CIS champion TWU women’s soccer team and the Spartans men’s team will open their seasons at home against Fraser Valley Sept. 5, before travelling to Victoria to play the Vikes Sept. 6.

A key weekend for the Spartans will be Oct. 10-11, when long-time rivals Victoria and UBC are in town, with the Vikes providing the opposition Friday and UBC coming to Langley Saturday.

Soccer Schedules
Women/Men

Sept. 5 – vs. Fraser Valley
Sept. 6 – @ Victoria
Sept. 12 – @ Thompson Rivers
Sept. 13 – @ UBC Okanagan
Sept. 26 – vs. UBC Okanagan
Sept. 27 – vs. Thompson Rivers
Oct. 4 – @ UNBC
Oct. 5 – @ UNBC
Oct. 10 – vs. Victoria
Oct. 11 – vs. UBC
Oct. 17 – vs. Fraser Valley
Oct. 19 – @ UBC

VOLLEYBALL

The Spartans men’s volleyball team, coming off a Canada West silver medal-winning season, and the women’s volleyball team, who won a Canada West bronze medal last year, open the 2014-15 season Oct. 10-11 at home against Thompson Rivers.

Following their home-opener, the Spartans are on the road for two weeks, including a trip to Edmonton to play Alberta Oct. 24-25, before returning home to play Manitoba, who are the defending CIS champions on the women’s side and a perennial powerhouse on the men’s side, Oct. 31-Nov. 1

The Spartans will round out their 24-match schedule on the road against Winnipeg Feb. 6-7.

Volleyball Schedules
Women/Men

Oct. 10-11 – vs. Thompson Rivers
Oct. 17-18 – @ UBC Okanagan
Oct. 24-25 – @ Alberta
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – vs. Manitoba
Nov. 15-16 – @ Mount Royal
Nov. 21-22 – vs. Brandon
Nov. 28-29 – vs. Calgary
Jan. 9-10 – @ Regina
Jan. 16-17 – vs. MacEwan
Jan. 23-24 – @ UBC
Jan. 30-31 – vs. Saskatchewan
Feb. 6-7 – @ Winnipeg

-TW-

Last Updated: 2014-06-20
Author: Mark Janzen