CONSOLATION FINAL: CIS championship: Queen's beats TRU for 5th place
Photo credit Andrew Snucins / Courtesy Thompson Rivers sports information
KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CIS). –.The distinction of being the fifth best Canadian University Men’s Volleyball team belongs to the Queen’s University Gaels.
Championship website (including complete stats): http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mvball
The Gaels, champs of the OUA downed the host Thompson Rivers University WolfPack 3-2 at the 2010 CIS mens’ volleyball championships on Sunday (Mar 14) at the Tournament Capital Center.
“I thought it was very, very even,” said Gaels coach Brenda Willis about the match. “ The result might have had something to do with expectations, I’m not sure. I know they were so close in the first round. For us to go home 2 and 1 with this young team is very good.”
“There was not a lot of energy today, “ stated TRU coach Pat Hennelly. “I’m extremely disappointed with our third set. We had a good second set, but didn’t show any fire in the third until they had 13 points. Against a good team it is too late to show the fire at that point. I didn’t think we should have waited until the 5th set to catch fire.”
The Gaels were led by Player of the Match Joren Zeeman (2nd year, outside hitter, Cambridge, Ont). He had 21 kills in 46 changes. Bryan Fautley (4th year, outside hitter,Oakville, Ont) had 18 kills and 14 digs.
TRU was paced by Gord Perrin (3rd year, outside hitter, Creston, BC) with 25 kills and five service aces. Kevin Tillie (1st year, left side, Cagnes Sur Mer, France) had 22 kills, 12 digs and two blocks.
“I thought Kevin was our most consistant player in the tournament,” said Hennelly. “In terms of serving, passing and defence. He really is a well rounded player. For someone who is only 19 years old to have that kind of game is great. What we really needed today was to capitalize on the fact both those guys were putting up excellent numbers and high percentages. Usually, when we are in that situation we win. Unfortunately today we didn’t have the motivation to push ourselves even further.”
Kills: Joren Zeeman (21), Bryan Fautley (18)
Digs: Bryan Fautley (14), Daniel Rosenbaum (13)
Assists: Daniel Rosenbaum (44)
BlackBerry player of the match: Joren Zeeman
Kills: Gord Perrin (25), Kevin Tillie (22)
Blocks: Kevin Tillie (2)
Digs: Kevin Tillie (12), Spencer Reed (6)
Assists: Colin Carson (48)
SCHEDULE & RESULTS (all times LOCAL: Pacific Time)
Friday, March 12
Quarter-final #1: Laval 3, Montreal 0 (25-20, 25-20,, 25-18)
15:00 Quarter-final #2: Trinity Western 3 Queen’s (25-19,15-23,25-19)
18:00 Quarter-final #3: Alberta 3 Thompson Rivers 1 (25-21,20-25,20-25,22-25)
20:00 Quarter-final #4: Calgary 3 Dalhousie 2 (21-25,24-26,25-20,25-19,16-14)
Saturday, March 13
13:00 Consolation #1: Queen’s 3 Montreal 1
15:00 Consolation #2: Thompson Rivers 3 Dalhousie 0 (25-18,25-15,25-16)
18:00 Semi-final #1: Trinity Western 3 Laval 2 (25-22,20-25,25-23,23-25,18-20)
20:00 Semi-final #2: Calgary 3 Alberta 2 (25-23,19-25,23-25,25-23,15-13)
Sunday, March 14
13:00 5th/6th place: Queen’s 3 Thompson Rivers 2
15:00 Bronze medal Laval vs Alberta (SSN Canada)
18:00 Championship final Trinity Western vs Calgary (SSN Canada)