Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Simon Fraser*


Trinity Western2525253« FINAL
Simon Fraser1318190


Game Date: 11/15/2002Location: Burnaby, BC
Game Time: Attendance: 100
1st Referee: Jeff Gogol, 2nd Referee: Jane Kublack, 3rd Referee: Sam Ramadan
Trinity WesternSimon Fraser
Trinity Western
1Kristen Groot37018.389110040000
3Carmen Loewen3607.8573101050000
4Jodi Schaufele312526.269402051300
5Lies Verhoeff311018.611103040400
8Rhonda Schmuland3317.286210022200
10Viraya Sornchai3000.000002140000
12Daelyn Martens3001.0000001110000
15Ruth Unaegbu34210.200012010310
Simon Fraser
1Rozalia Staniszewski33311.000011000000
2Rachelle Thomas310623.174001240000
4Kendra Samson3128-.125901020000
5Erin Paul2016-.167001130000
8Kathryn Kazun2022-1.0001500040000
9Andrea Frustaci3000.0001000120000
11Melissa Holt3217.143001010000
12Heather Androsoff311735.114010051000
13Emily Furness1000.000000000000
14Neenah Navasero2012-.500000020000

Game Recap

Game Recap

Women’s Volleyball (Conference)
Friday, November 15, 2002
TWU Spartans (3) at the Simon Fraser University Clan (0)
(25-13, 25-18, 25-19)

Must Win – So They Did!

Langley, British Columbia –
There must be extra vitamins in that Florida orange juice, because the Spartan women came out energized tonight in their volleyball match at SFU. Having just returned early Wednesday morning from their trip to Florida with Habitat for Humanity, one would expect the girls to be fatigued, but tonight was quite the opposite. TWU took the match in straight sets, winning 25-13, 25-18, and 25-19 over the SFU Clan.

The Spartans were ready to play from the opening whistle, jumping to an early lead over the seemingly stunned Clan and never looking back. They displayed little rust from having a weekend off from competition; instead the break seems to have been just what the doctor ordered, refocusing the women on their goal of being consistently competitive against their Canada West opponents.

SFU struggled to get any quality hits over the Spartan blockers, who turned back or altered many of the Clan kill attempts. In the end, SFU had only 27 total kills (with almost as many errors) compared with TWU’s 43.

TWU head coach Carol Hofer said, “The difference tonight (besides the stats) was that, despite working long hours over the last week, our girls were excited to come back and play volleyball whereas they (SFU) have had three road games on the last four weekends. Tonight was a great team effort; we’ve never had such high hitting percentages from so many people. I’m really happy with our effort.”

After struggling this year with consistency and errors, the Spartans appear to be turning the corner if tonight’s performance is a hint of things to come. They hit a few rough spots in the second and third sets tonight—mostly due to their own errors—but showed character and played through it, shutting down the Clan offense and shifting their own offense into high gear.

The match ended with a play that encapsulated the night, both from TWU’s and SFU’s points of view: TWU’s Ruth Unaegbu had the serve for game point and sent a beauty over the net; SFU’s back row was sure it was going out and left it…only to have it drop just inside the back line.

Game Notes: Stats of the game were in kill percentage and total team blocks—TWU had .402 and 9.0, respectively, compared to SFU’s .043 and 1.0, respectively…Jodi Schaufele (12 kills, 4 blocks) and Lies Verhoeff (11 kills, 4 blocks), as well as Carmen Loewen (.857 kill % & 31 assists) led TWU…Heather Androsoff (11 kills) and Rachelle Thomas (10) led SFU…




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