No. 5 Spartans Return to Saskatoon

Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography
Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

Game Date: October 30 & 31, 2015

Game Location:  PAC 8PM
Webcast/Lives tats: canadawest.tv

THE GAMES

The University of Saskatchewan volleyball teams will both face a tough test when the highly ranked Trinity Western University Spartans visit the PAC this weekend.

THE HEADLINES

The TWU men's team comes into the weekend with the No. 5 overall ranking in the country. Five other Canada West schools, Alberta (No. 2), Calgary (No. 3), Manitoba (No. 4), Mount Royal (No. 6) and UBC (No. 7) join the Spartans in the top 10.

Tyler Epp and Robert Graham are tied for 3rd in the conference with 17 blocks.

Including the 2014-15 CIS Championship the men's squad has a four match winning streak at the PAC

Trinity Western's men's team visits the PAC for the first time since taking home a CIS silver medal in February.

THE MEN'S SERIES

The Huskies are 9-23 all-time in regular season matches against the Spartans. The Spartans have enjoyed recent success over Saskatchewan, last losing in 2004.

NO. 5 TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY SPARTANS (3-1)

After dropping their opening match of the season 3-0 to the Brandon Bobcats, the Trinity Western Spartans have reeled of three straight victories.

The Spartans, who return to the PAC for the first time since taking home silver in the 2014-15 CIS Championship, knocked off the Bobcats and the Winnipeg Wesmen twice to improve to 3-1.

Blake Scheerhoorn has put away the fifth most kills in the conference with 62 while leading the Canada West in hitting percentage at .465. Ryan Sclater is second in the conference with 62 kills.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (2-2)

A weekend sweep over the UBCO Heat helped the Huskies improve to 2-2 in 2015.

Saskatchewan rallied to a furious 3-2 comeback win after trailing 2-0 on Friday night. On Saturday, the Huskies used that momentum to cruise to a 3-0 win.

Jordan Nowakowski is tied for fifth in the conference with 62 kills this season. Tyler Epp and Robert Graham have been solid in the middle for the Huskies with 17 blocks each. That total ranks third in the Canada West.