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TWU volleyball: Spartans win championship rematch

Two more victories improved the Trinity Western Spartans to 4-0 and helped them maintain the top spot in the CIS men’s volleyball rankings.

The Spartans where in Brandon were they defeated the Bobcats 3-0 (25-22,25-22,25-20) and 3-1 (25-21,24-26,25-23,25-17) over the weekend in rematch of last season’s national championship game which was won by Trinity Western.

“It is hard to get a weekend sweep in Brandon, so we’re excited to get out of here with two wins and get back home for our home opener next weekend,” commented TWU head coach Ben Josephson

Rudy Verhoeff had a team-high 15 kills, while Steven Marshall had 14 kills and Nicholas Del Bianco contributed 11 kills for the Spartans. Trinity Western also had a solid blocking game, putting up 24 total blocks while the Bobcats had just eight.

Trinity Western was efficient as a team, converting on 35.6 percent of total attacks, while Brandon hit at 17.8 percent. The Spartans also beat the Bobcats in the team blocks category 13-2.

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