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Spartans 2-0 after taking home-and-home series with UBC
The Trinity Western Spartans are 2-0 after sweeping a home-and-home series with the UBC Thunderbirds.
The Spartans men's volleyball team — ranked third in the country to start the season — won 3-1 on both nights.
The first match was at the Langley Events Centre on Oct. 25 with the Spartans winning 30-28, 25-20 and 27-25. UBC had won the third set 25-22.
And the next night at UBC's War Memorial Gym, the T-Birds took the opening set 28-26 before TWU rattled off three straight wins, 25-11, 25-20 and 25-17.
"We had good balanced scoring and it was a really good match for us," said Spartans coach Ben Josephson after Saturday's match.
"It was more of a reflection of what we have been doing in training compared to last night."
The Spartans got better with each set, hitting .152 in the first, .318 in the second, .400 in the third and .522 in the fourth. They also held a 10-1 advantage in service aces.
Nick Del Bianco led the way finishing the weekend with 31 kills, nine blocks and five aces. Brad Kufske added 28 kills and Lucas Van Berkel had 22 kills and a dozen blocks.
The Spartans are on the road for a pair of matches this weekend against Saskatchewan.