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Thunderbirds on deck as WolfPack return to action

Thunderbirds on deck as WolfPack return to action

Game Information

Date: Friday, Jan. 14 – Saturday, Jan. 15
Time: 6:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Location: Vancouver, BC 
Watch Live: Canadawest.tv

KAMLOOPS – After an extended holiday break that will have seen two months pass between Canada West contests, the Thompson Rivers WolfPack women’s volleyball team will be back in action this weekend when they travel to Vancouver to take on the UBC Thunderbirds.

Facing the Thunderbirds (3-3) on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and again on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., the WolfPack (0-4) will play their first of 12 games scheduled for the second semester.

A young WolfPack team picked up their first set victory of the season in their last game before the long layoff. TRU fell in back-to-back games by scores of 3-0 and 3-1 to the UBC Okanagan Heat all the way back on November 12-13.

UBC’s last games were also against the Heat. The Thunderbirds defeated UBCO 3-0 on Friday night before falling 3-1 in the rematch.

These teams met twice back in the 2019-20 season with the WolfPack bouncing back from a 3-1 defeat on Friday night to earn the weekend split with a 3-1 victory on Saturday.

3 Things

1: Both games can be watched live on canadawest.tv.

2: The WolfPack’s win in 2019 was their first Canada West victory over the Thunderbirds in Vancouver.

3: After a first semester during which they played just four games, the ‘Pack are slated to play for the next six weekends straight.

By the Numbers

56% – Over half of the WolfPack’s 132 points won in their first four games came courtesy of players in their first year of eligibility.

25 – Third-year left side Erin Mutch leads the ‘Pack with 25 kills

4-18 – The WolfPack are 4-18 against the Thunderbirds in regular season games dating back to 2009-10. However, they are 2-2 in their last four meetings.
 


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