The UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball team fall in three sets to the Spartans, who were coming off a bye, at the LEC on Friday night. The Heat get a chance to end their eight match skid Saturday at 7 p.m.
Men’s Volleyball (Canada West conference match)
Friday, February 5th, 2016
Langley Events Centre, Langley, BC
SET SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS UBC Okanagan........ (0) 21 15 14 3-16 Trinity Western..... (3) 25 25 25 10-9
LANGLEY, B.C.– The UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball team were out duelled (21-25, 15-25, 14-25) against the Spartans in Langley which drops their record to (3-16) while upping Trinity Western to (10-9).
UBC Okanagan were led in scoring by Kyle Pankratz, who had a team-high of seven kills while Jim Bell added six kills, eight digs and three blocks. Kristof Schlagintweit led the team with 23 assists.
The Spartans were led by Blake Sceerhoorn with a match-high of 12 kills while hitting (.455). Scheerhoorn also had four aces and three digs. Ryan Sclater (Port Coquitlam, B.C.) helped to lead the offense, and collected 11 kills to go with three aces and three blocks. Setter Adam Schriemer (Winnipeg), made his first start of the season and had 29 assists, as well as, three kills. Libero Tyler Koslowsky (Abbotsford, B.C.) had a match-high 16 digs.
The Heat came out strong in the first set, opening a 13-10 lead after a Lars Bornemann kill. However the Spartans responded with a 6-0 run to turn the set TWU’s way and give the home side the lead for good. On set point, Scheerhoorn tallied his fourth kill of the night to finish the set at (25-21).
The Spartans scored the first four points of the second set and rolled from there. The Heat, who was held to a (.080) hitting percentage in the set, got within one point, at (6-5), but the Spartans pulled away shortly thereafter. A Sclater kill gave TWU a (20-12) lead before Schriemer ended the set with a kill of his own at (25-15).
With momentum on their side and a boisterous crowd behind them, the Spartans opened a quick (7-2) lead in the third set and maintained control throughout. A Scheerhoorn kill put TWU up (20-11) before a Sclater ace ended the match.
The two teams will meet again Saturday at 7 p.m.
Game Notes: There were nine tie scores in the first set, but only one tie score in the second and third sets combined…UBCO is now 0-9 all-time in regular season action against TWU…The Spartans are now 2-5 in 2016… The loss officially eliminates the Heat from the post season.
~ With notes from Mark Janzen // TWU sports information