The TRU WolfPack men's volleyball team used something of a home-court advantage Friday night.
The WolfPack defeated the UBC-Okanagan Heat in three sets (25-14, 25-16, 25-21) in a Canada West exhibition match in Prince George. The WolfPack had beaten the Heat at the Tournament Capital Centre on Thursday, and the teams will play in Quesnel tonight.
TRU has five players from Prince George - liberos Spencer Reed and Jared Mitchell, setter Colin Carson, middle Nic Balazs and outsider hitter Jordan Foot - so Friday's match felt like something of a home contest for the WolfPack.
"It was like being at home," said head coach Pat Hennelly, in a news release. "We had lots of support and emotion. All five (Prince George) guys played well. Both teams were better than (Thursday)."
Brad Gunter led the WolfPack with 12 kills, and Hardy Wooldridge added 10 kills.
The WolfPack opened its B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season with a big victory in Victoria on Friday night.
TRU knocked off the Vikes 6-1.
The teams are scheduled to play tonight in Victoria.
Details from last night's game were unavailable at press time.
TRU is to hold its home-opener on Oct. 4 against Trinity Western.
The WolfPack golf team is heading back to Victoria today, for the third tournament of the Pacific Western Athletic Association season.
The tournament will tee off at Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa this morning, with Camosun College playing host.
Head coach Bill Bilton Jr. said he's hoping for big weekends from Brett Pound and Natasha MacKenzie, in order for them to qualify for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championship in October.