SPARTANS DEFEAT THUNDERBIRDS, ADVANCE TO FINAL

SPARTANS DEFEAT THUNDERBIRDS, ADVANCE TO FINAL

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Trinity Western Spartans women's volleyball team defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 3-1 in Saturday evening's semi-final match of UBC's West Coast Classic Tournament. The 25-18, 25-23, 18-25, and 25-17 win improves the Spartans to 3-1 in the tournament and matches them with the Alberta Pandas in the gold medal match. 

"It was an exciting match. We played solid volleyball," commented TWU head coach Ryan Hofer. "Playing UBC in their home gym is always a difficult task and I am glad that we were able to come away with the win. We have a good rivalry and I am pleased with the way the girls battled tonight." 

"We love playing good Canada West teams and how our league makes us better. You have to be sharp every single night and we needed to be tonight," added Hofer. "It's great to be in this tournament and learn a lot of things and just get ready for league play." 

The final against the Pandas, who have handed TWU (8-1) their only loss of the season, is scheduled for 11:45 am at UBC. 

SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Thursday, Oct. 13
Trinity Western 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-21) Thompson Rivers (Langley Events Centre)

Friday, Oct. 14
9:30 a.m. - Alberta 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-14) Western (at War Memorial Gym, UBC)
10:45 a.m. - Ryerson 3-0 (29-27, 25-20, 25-22) MacEwan (at War Memorial Gym, UBC)
11 a.m. - UBC 3-2 (25-16, 27-25, 10-25, 21-25, 16-14) Mt. Royal (at York House School, Vancouver)
1 p.m. - Thompson Rivers 3-2 (25-21, 24-26, 25-15, 23-25, 15-9) Western (at War Memorial Gym, UBC)
3 p.m. - Mt. Royal 3-2 MacEwan (25-23, 25-22, 16-25, 19-25, 15-10) (at War Memorial Gym, UBC)
4 p.m. - UBC 3-1 (23-25, 28-26, 25-15, 25-13) Ryerson (at Little Flower Academy, Vancouver)
6 p.m. - Alberta 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 27-25) Trinity Western (Langley Events Centre)

Saturday, Oct. 15
10 a.m. - Mt. Royal 3-0 (27-25, 25-15, 25-17) Ryerson (at War Memorial Gym, UBC)
10 a.m. - Trinity Western 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 17-25, 25-20) Western (Langley Events Centre)
12 noon - UBC 3-1 MacEwan (25-19, 22-25, 25-13, 25-19) (at War Memorial Gym, UBC)
12 noon - Alberta 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-17) Thompson Rivers (at War Memorial Gym, UBC)

Consolation semifinals (all remaining games at War Memorial Gym, UBC)
5:30 p.m. - at UBC - Ryerson / Western
5:30 p.m. - at UBC - MacEwan / Thompson Rivers
7:15 p.m. - at UBC - UBC / Trinity Western
7:15 p.m. - at UBC - Alberta / Mt. Royal

Sunday, Oct. 16
10 a.m. - Western / MacEwan - 5th/6th
10 a.m. - Ryerson / Thompson Rivers - 7th/8th
11:45 a.m. - Mt. Royal / UBC - bronze medal
11:45 a.m. - Alberta / Trinity Western - gold medal 

-TW-

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