With the calendar passing over into October, this past week was another busy one for WolfPack athletics with soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and cross country teams all in action.
Men’s soccer was on the road for two games over the weekend, dropping the first match 2–1 against the Trinity Western Spartans, but bouncing back to earn a 2–2 draw in Abbotsford Saturday night against the University of Fraser Valley Cascades.
The men’s volleyball team played just the one exhibition game last week and after dropping the first set of their match, came back to win three sets in a row to defeat the Douglas College Royals. Meanwhile, the women’s volleyball team was down in Langley to play in the West Coast Classic exhibition tournament where they finished with a record of one win and three losses, picking up that win in four sets against the Mount Royal Cougars.
Women’s basketball also played one exhibition game over the weekend, beating the Douglas College Royals handily by a score of 97–61.
The baseball team played a rare triple-header in Kelowna on Saturday, defeating the Okanagan College Coyotes in two of the three exhibition games that the teams played.
Finally, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams took part in a meet at McArthur Island here in Kamloops over the weekend. Conlan Sprickerhoff was the fastest finisher out of the men’s team crossing the line in fifth place overall. There was also a team portion of the event where TRU’s runners were going up against competitors from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. TRU lost 26–43. On the women’s side, Rachel Lobay was not only the top finisher on the TRU team but she also won the 5 km women’s race. TRU lost the group competition 26–29 to the women from UBCO.