Spartans rally to down Dinos
They didn’t make it easy on themselves, having to come back by at least five points in all three sets, but the Trinity Western Spartans women’s volleyball team wrapped up a perfect regular season at home.
The Spartans improved to 11-0 at the Langley Events Centre following a 3-0 (27-25,29-27,25-21) victory on Saturday against the Calgary Dinos. The teams also played at the LEC the night before with Trinity Western winning 3-1 (25-19,17-25,25-19,25-17).
“We were scrappy tonight,” said coach Ryan Hofer.
“There were times I didn’t think a win was something we were earning out there by our performance, but we got gritty when it mattered.
“We started clawing back and we put some pressure on Calgary with our serve, which gave us a little bit of breathing room and we took it at the end.”
Alicia Perrin had 13 kills while tying her career-high in aces with four. Amy Ott (11 kills), Amber Brown (eight kills, 17 digs) and Kristen Moncks (17 digs) also had solid games.
Friday’s victory saw Brown deliver 14 kills, seven digs and four blocks.
Kelci French had 39 assists to go along with two aces, four blocks and six digs. Kristen Moncks had 11 digs.
Trinity Western, ranked second in the country, improved to 18-2 on the season heading into this weekend’s regular season finale in Edmonton against the Alberta Pandas (14-6).
The Spartans trail the first-place UBC Thunderbirds (19-1) by one game for top spot in the Canada West conference as both teams have two games remaining in the regular season.