Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Simon Fraser*


Trinity Western181926161
Simon Fraser252524253« FINAL


Game Date: 11/16/2002Location: Burnaby, BC
Game Time: Attendance: 75
Trinity WesternSimon Fraser
Trinity Western
1Kristen Groot410743.070301080000
3Carmen Loewen4113.0001502030000
4Jodi Schaufele45731-.0650031150100
5Lies Verhoeff415436.306014031200
7Jennifer Baughman1024-.500011020000
8Rhonda Schmuland49732.062101011000
10Viraya Sornchai4000.000001020000
12Daelyn Martens4000.0001003250000
13Anna Paddock3103.3331600030000
15Ruth Unaegbu31416-.188001040100
Simon Fraser
1Rozalia Staniszewski44315.067003012000
2Rachelle Thomas413641.1710111112000
4Kendra Samson4114.00036031110001
5Erin Paul46221.1902210120020
9Andrea Frustaci4000.0001000260000
11Melissa Holt47212.417010031100
12Heather Androsoff411642.1190020142100

Game Recap

Game Recap

Women’s Volleyball (Conference)
Saturday, November 16, 2002
TWU Spartans (1) at the Simon Fraser University Clan (3)
(18-25, 19-25, 26-24, 16-25)

Mental Mistakes Cost Spartans

Langley, British Columbia –
After winning the first of two games at SFU, TWU’s women’s volleyball team could not make it two in a row, instead dropping their second game 3-1 (18-25, 19-25, 26-24, 16-25) to the Clan. Opening the first set with three missed hits, the Spartans never did find their rhythm in this match.

Roles were reversed tonight as each team copycatted the other’s performance from the previous night. While TWU struggled with unforced errors and miscommunication on the floor, SFU was blocking or digging up every attack the Spartans sent their way, as well as doing some attacking of their own.

“It was a very defensive match tonight on both sides, and we just couldn’t put the ball over when we needed to,” said Coach Carol Hofer. “Tonight’s loss was a result of mental errors; we need our older players to step up and lead this team with their play.”

After recording only one block last night, the SFU Clan seemed to have picked up all the Spartans’ tricks, notching a total of eight team blocks, including seven solo blocks. The Clan defense appeared to put the Spartans out of sync, as they too often settled for tips and free balls rather than well-placed hits.

At times throughout the night TWU showed some spunk but could not keep any flow in their play. They won the third set because they wanted it more, but allowed the Clan to run away with the other three sets because of mental lapses that resulted in points for the opposition.

The Spartans are on the road next weekend, playing at Regina on November 22nd and 23rd.

Game Notes: This was indeed a defensive match; a game filled with rallies, evidenced by TWU’s 66 digs and SFU’s 78 digs…Lies Verhoeff led both teams with 15 kills, as well as 3 blocks…SFU’s Rachelle Thomas recorded 13 kills, 11 digs and 2 solo blocks…




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