The WolfPack men's volleyball team defeated the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat 3-1 in an exhibition match Thursday night.
The match was TRU's first of the exhibition and they nearly won it in straight sets, finishing 25-20, 25-17, 22-17 and 25-22.
"I liked our overall consistency from the service line," head coach Pat Hennelly said, in a press release. " It is something that we have worked on hard in our morning practices. I also liked Stoliker (third year Graham Stoliker) out there---he did a good job moving the ball around and picking up some balls tight to the net which is difficult for a smaller guy. He looked very sharp tonight."
The WolfPack will play the Heat tonight and tomorrow night, as part of a Norther B.C. tour.
Hennelly singled out rookie Randy Grundmann for having a strong match in his first CIS action. Grundmann had seven kills on 15 opportunities.
"He has a live arm and got us off to a good start getting three of our first five kills in the opening set," Hennelly said. " That is important. People don't really know who he is. I think we have one of the top young left sides in the country. He showed that tonight."
The next home exhibition match for the men's volleyball team comes is Oct. 3 versus the Trinity Western University Spartans. Game time is 7:30 pm.