After getting pushed to five sets in their victory on Friday night, the Trinity Western Spartans women’s volleyball team was much more efficient the next night, winning in straight sets.
The end result was two more victories and a 15-1 record and top spot in the conference for the country’s second-ranked team.
The Spartans were in Calgary’s Jack Simpson Gymnasium for a pair of matches against the University of Calgary Dinos.
The opening night saw TWU pushed to the limit as they needed five sets to win 3-2 (25-16,18-25,25-20,21-25,15-13). Sophie Carpentier led the way with 18 kills and four aces.
The second night saw setter Nikki Cornwall quarterback the Spartans attack with 42 set assists as four Spartans finished with at least nine kills — Carpentier (13 kills), Elizabeth Wendel (11 kills), Rowyn Neufeld (10 kills) and Katelyn Devaney (nine kills).
The TWU men’s team was also in Calgary, but they did not fare as well, as the 10th ranked Spartans 3-2 (25-23,22-25,25-19,31-33,15-12) and 3-1 (22-25,25-21,26-24,25-22) to the fourth-ranked Dinos. The losses dropped the Spartans to 8-8 on the season.
Blake Scheerhoorn and Ryan Sclater had monster performances in both matches, finishing with a combined 39 and 38 kills, respectively, over the weekend.