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Perrin sets Canada West career record

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Trinity Western Spartans' Alicia Perrin (right) set a new Canada West conference record for career blocks, finishing with 387.
— image credit: Scott Stewart/TWU Athletics

The Regina Cougars stand in the way of the Trinity Western Spartans women’s volleyball team as the two get set for the Canada West quarter-finals to see which team advances to the conference final four.

The best-of-three match begins tonight (Feb. 13) with the second game on Friday. A third and deciding game, if necessary, would be Saturday, with all three held at the Langley Events Centre.

The Spartans, who are ranked third in the country, finished the regular season at 17-5 after a pair of weekend sweeps over the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen.

The unranked Cougars finished at 12-10 but enter the playoffs as one of the conference’s hottest teams with nine wins in their past 10 games.

Against Winnipeg over the weekend, Trinity Western’s Alicia Perrin set a new Canada West record for career blocks. Perrin had six blocks in Saturday’s victory, giving her 387 career blocks in her four years at TWU.

“Alicia has been working hard since her very first year,” said Spartans coach Ryan Hofer.

“She has definitely learned the art of the block.”

In Saturday’s 3-0 (25-17,25-23,25-19) win, Sophie Carpentier led the team with 16 kills and three blocks.

As a team, the Spartans finished with 13 blocks.

“One of the strengths of this team is that we can block the ball,” Hofer said.

“We did that again tonight. We were patient and we made great adjustments and then we went after it.

“We blocked very well tonight, which helps our defence, and in turn, our offence.”

Carpentier led the team in Friday’s 3-0 (25-23,25-22,25-12) win with 20 kills while Chelsea Wand had 11 kills. She also had 10 digs.

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