Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Alberta*


Trinity Western232518141
Alberta252125253« FINAL


Game Date: 2/12/2005Location: Edmonton, AB
Game Time: 6:30pmAttendance: 800
1st Referee: Trevor Roszell, 2nd Referee: Glen Johnston
Trinity WesternAlberta
Trinity Western
2Saralyn Raugust46620.000011090100
3Julie Blackburn4000.000300190000
4Jodi Schaufele44521-.048001090000
5Danielle Foth47927-.074103110100
6Keanne Tome3001.000401020100
8Rhonda Schmuland49418.278011001700
9Alicia Van Huizen2113.000000120000
10Dayna JansenVanDoorn2022-1.000000000000
12Natalie Wood1000.000000010000
13Anna Paddock4507.7143101010500
15Julie Koepke48214.429032010100
1Larissa Cundy4103.3333802040500
4Daryll Roper1001.000000000000
5Tiffany Dodds2113.000000020100
6Melanie Masson44413.000010111900
7Pamela Parker46115.3334033100100
9Kristin VanEck47010.700211020400
10Chelsea Grimson4151035.143010060000
11Amanda Atkinson4000.000200060000
12Tawana Wardlaw411827.111003190500
13Jocelyn Blair2429.222000010100
14Lisa Baranieski12021.000000000000

Game Recap

Game Recap

Women’s Volleyball (conference)
Saturday, February 12, 05
TWU Spartans (1) at the University of Alberta Pandas (3)
(25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 25-14)

Spartans Begin Postseason in Calgary

Edmonton, Alberta –
The Trinity Western University women’s volleyball team fell 3-1 (25-23, 21-25, 25-18 and 25-14) to the number four ranked  University of Alberta Saturday night in Edmonton, AB. But the eighth ranked Spartans are still headed to the postseason. The loss, combined with Regina’s 3-2 win over Manitoba, means that TWU finishes sixth in Canada West and will now play the number one ranked Calgary Dinos in the first round of the playoffs.

“The first two sets were outstanding, with both teams playing really well,” said TWU Head Coach Carol Hofer. “We need to put together a more consistent performance through the entire match. But even though it was not the finish that we wanted, we will use this performance to give us some momentum as we head into the playoffs.”

The two teams battled hard during the first two sets as several times the Pandas held the lead but couldn't keep it from the Spartans.  The second set saw the reverse as the Spartans owned much of the lead, but continually allowed Alberta back in, before TWU eventually won the second set and tied the match score.

However, once the third set rolled around and Alberta took the lead, Trinity Western seemed to lose their way and dropped the next two sets, each time decreasing their offensive production.  One reason would be the team blocks, as the Pandas jumped up and stuffed 14 attacks, compared to nine team blocks for the Spartans.  Both teams struggled with the attack in the third set, as the Pandas banked just a 10% success rate at the net, while TWU managed a 3.3% attack clip.

Rhonda Schmuland (4th yr, Calgary) paced the Spartan attack with a team high nine kills, while Julie Koepke (1st yr, Vancouver) chipped in with eight.

Saralyn Raugust (2nd yr, Delia, AB), Julie Blackburn (2nd yr, Surrey, BC) and Jodi Schaufele (3rd yr, Vancouver) all had the team high in digs with nine each.

Chelsea Grimson led the Pandas attack with 15 kills, while Melanie Masson controlled the play at the net finishing with ten blocks (1s-9a).

The Spartans will now head to Calgary for the opening round of the Canada West playoffs, where the winner will advance to the Canada West Final Four, to be hosted by the highest ranked advancing team.  The Pandas will play the Wesmen, next weekend, Feb 18-20, with a third game on the Sunday (20th) if necessary.

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