The TRU WolfPack men’s volleyball team defeated the UBC-Okanagan Heat in straight sets (26-24, 25-23, 25-21) in an exhibition match in Kelowna on Wednesday evening.
The match was the opener in the Big Kahuna B.C. Cup, which continues through the Canada West season. The cup features the four B.C.-based Canada West teams — TRU, the Heat, the UBC Thunderbirds and the Trinity Western Spartans — playing each other in preseason matches along with their two regular-season matches.
Points will be awarded to the victors — one point for an exhibition victory, two for regular-season — and the team with the most points at the end will win the B.C. Cup and get a $500 Big Kahuna gift certificate to donate to a high school of its choice.
The WolfPack will take on Trinity Western in White Rock on Oct. 5, and the T-Birds in Vancouver on Oct. 20. TRU is in the Kootenays this weekend for exhibition action against the Calgary Dinos and two college teams.
On Wednesday, third-year outside hitter Casey Knight had 12 kills, four blocks and three aces for TRU, with rookie outside Philip Ozari, who is from Denmark, getting 10 kills and two blocks. Matt Krueger, a third-year libero, had nine digs.