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NO. 3 SPARTANS WELCOME NO. 5 ALBERTA FOR WEEKEND SERIES

LANGLEY, B.C. – The No.3-ranked Trinity Western women's volleyball looks to stay undefeated this season with two games against No. 5 Alberta in a rematch of last year's Canada West Quarter-Final series this weekend at the Langley Event Centre.

WEEKEND PREVIEW
Friday, Nov. 2 vs. Alberta – 6 p.m. (PT)
Saturday, Nov. 3 vs Alberta – 5 p.m. (PT)

THE WEEKEND STORY
• TWU and Alberta share the same 4-0 record and are tied for top spot in the Canada West standings.
• The Spartans took the victory in their one matchup with Alberta in the preseason, winning in a five-setter.
• Last year, both TWU and Alberta finished the regular season with a 15-9 record.
• The Pandas beat the Spartans in last year's Canada West Quarter-Finals, winning the best-of-three series in a do-or-die Game 3. Alberta went on to win the silver medal at the U SPORTS championships.
• TWU as a team sits first in CW for hitting percentage this season, at .271. Alberta's hitting percentage of .207, putting the Pandas in fifth spot in CW.
• The Spartans Mikaelyn Sych (Airdrie, Alta) is second in blocks per set in CW, having 1.57, while the Pandas Myja Wildenhoff (Edmonton) is right behind her in third, with 1.50 blocks per set.
• On the setters side of things, TWU's fourth year setter Brie King (Langley) is in fifth place for assists per set, at 8.07. Alberta's fifth-year setter Mariah Walsh is first with 9.69 assists per set.

SPARTANS HEAD-TO-HEAD IN 2017-18
vs. Alberta (2-0)
Regular Season
Nov. 24 – TWU 3 Alberta 1 (Langley)
Nov. 25 – TWU 3 Alberta 2 (Langley)
Canada West Quarter-Finals
Feb. 23 – Alberta 3 TWU 0 (Edmonton)
Feb. 24 – TWU 3 Alberta 1 (Edmonton)
Feb. 25 – Alberta 3 TWU 0 (Edmonton)

TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (4-0)
U SPORTS ranking: No. 3
Canada West Pacific Division Standings: 2nd
Last Weekend: UBCO (3-0 W, 3-0 W)
Streak: 4 wins
Regular Season Form: W-W-W-W

ALBERTA PANDAS (4-0)
U SPORTS ranking: No.5
Canada West Pacific Standings: 1st
Last Weekend: MRU (3-0 W, 3-0 W)
Streak: 4 wins
Regular Season Form: W-W-W-W

About TWU
Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in CIS sports. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree-completion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 10 sports in the Canada West conference, including women's and men's soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men's hockey. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 11 U SPORTS team championships and 25 Canada West team championships.

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About TWU

Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in CIS sports. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree-completion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others. 

 

About Spartan Athletics

As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 10 sports in the Canada West conference, including women's and men's soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men's hockey. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 11 U SPORTS team championships and 25 Canada West team championships.

 

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