WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (PRE-SEASON)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS HEADING HOME AFTER TRAINING MATCHES IN OKANAGAN
KELOWNA, British Columbia –The Trinity Western University women’s volleyball team finished their evaluation tour in the Okanagan with a four set loss to the University of Calgary Saturday night. The Spartans fell 25-22, 12-25, 17-25, and 19-25 in the Dinos match. TWU also scrimmaged against Thompson Rivers University and the University of British Columbia-Okanagan during the three day tour.
“Andrea Ball was a standout for us tonight, but this weekend was more about seeing what we can put in place in order to get ready for the future,” commented TWU head coach Ryan Hofer. “We haven’t had a lot of six on six so this tour was good for us as we evaluate and see what’s in place and what’s not in place.”
The Spartans will now return home for training before heading out on a tour of top U.S. schools. TWU will play Portland on Sept. 28, Portland State on Sept. 29 and Seattle University on Sept. 30.
“This is a great tool for us as we prepare for next week and get ready for our US tour, where things will be heated up and a lot more pressure on us,” added Hofer.
Trinity Western opens Canada West conference play on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at the University of British Columbia.
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 4,000 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 41 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 17 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership. For more information, visit TWU's Official Athletics site at gospartans.ca.
About Canadian Interuniversity Sport:
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. The CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, and 32 World University Championships. For further information, visit www.universitysport.ca.
"Canada West is consistently the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), winning at least 10 CIS national titles every year since 1997-98. Comprised of 14 schools, from Manitoba to B.C., the CWUAA produces numerous major award winners and Academic All-Canadian student-athletes each year, with many going on to athletic success around the globe in events such as the Olympics or Universiade Games."