SPARTANS BEAT PANDAS, WIN WESTCOAST CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

SPARTANS BEAT PANDAS, WIN WESTCOAST CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Trinity Western Spartans women's volleyball team defeated the Alberta Pandas 3-1 Sunday afternoon to claim the top spot in the annual West Coast Classic tournament at UBC. The 25-18, 25-16, 19-25, and 25-21 improves the Spartans to 9-1 in preseason play. The Spartan victory also reverses the earlier defeat in the tournament to the Pandas at TWU on Friday night. 

Fifth year outside Elly Wendel (Caronport, Sask.) with 18 kills and fourth year outside Sophie Carpentier (Ottawa) with 14 kills led the Spartan attack.

"I'm very pleased with how we played in the first and second sets. I thought we had a little bit of a lull in the third and part way through the fourth set. But very pleased that the girls started to rally. They rallied back in the fourth set and pushed hard," commented TWU head coach Ryan Hofer. "I appreciate all the work that they have put in this was a tough weekend. Five games in four days was a grind. They have earned a bit of a break." 

"I think this team is just coming together and they have some good things instore for them."

Next up for the Spartans is Canada West Conference play. TWU will open league play in Regina against the Regina Cougars. Match times on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 are set for 5 p.m. CST. 

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 3-0 MacEwan (25-20, 27-25, 25-22) - 5th/6th
10 a.m. - Thompson Rivers 3-1 (25-20, 25-12, 22-25, 25-19) Ryerson - 7th/8th
11:45 a.m. - UBC 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9) Mt. Royal - bronze medal
11:45 a.m. - Trinity Western 3-1 (25-18, 25-16, 19-25, 25-21) Alberta - gold medal 

Westcoast Classic Tournament Final Standings

Trinity Western
Alberta
UBC
Mount Royal
Western
MacEwan
Thompson Rivers
Ryerson

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