GPRC Wolves Weekend Recap: October 26, 2018

GPRC Wolves Weekend Recap: October 26, 2018

Men’s Volleyball 

A tough weekend spent in Edmonton as the GPRC Wolves Men’s Volleyball lost both days to the NAIT Ooks.

On Friday, October 26, the Wolves saw a 3-0 loss to the Ooks with game leaders Kirk Testawich and Ethan Nashim having 5 kills each and Sean Oosterick contributing with 15 assists.

On Saturday, October 27, the Wolves dug deep but immediately could not beat the Ooks. Finishing the weekend with a 3-1 loss, game leaders included James Haythrone with 9 kills, Ryan Schwindts with 6 digs and Tom Wheeler with 3 blocks.

The Wolves are on the road again this weekend as they take on the U of A Augustana Vikings. 

Women’s Volleyball 

GPRC Wolves Women’s Volleyball saw a double victory this weekend while away in Edmonton as they took on the NAIT Ooks.

On Friday, October 26, the two teams traded victories back and forth but ultimately resulting in the Wolves taking the fifth and final set to seal the deal on their 3-2 victory. 4th yeah outside hitter, Megan Koch was among the game leaders with 17 kills along with teammate, Wolves setter, Bailey Chartrand adding 47 assists.

On Saturday, October 27, the Wolves came to a 3-1 victory in 4 sets over the NAIT Ooks.

The GPRC Wolves came out strong taking the first set 25-20, the Ooks would respond and even up the match at one set a piece with a 25-21 second set win. The Wolves then answered with a 25-15 win in the third set and keeping on the momentum the Wolves took the fourth set 25-22 claiming the match 3-1.

Megan Koch led the Wolves with 18 kills and Bailey Chartrand added 41 assists.

This coming weekend the GPRC Wolves will travel to Augustana.

 

 

Cross Country Running 

The GPRC Wolves Cross County team ran at the 2018 ACAC XC Running Championships in Vermilion this past Saturday, October 27.

Overall, Wolves coach Bill Corcoran described the Wolves’ performance on Saturday as “mixed.” “We improved our ACAC women’s ranking from 7th to 6th, and our men held in there at 6th place, but quite frankly, we were hoping for a few spots better,” explained Corcoran.

Both Wolves teams have accepted the ACAC #5 berths for the November 10 2018 CCAA XC Running Nationals in Toronto at Seneca College’s King City Campus.

The Wolves will also host the 2019 CCAA XC Running Nationals in Muskoseepi Park next year on the November long weekend.

Click here for more details on the Wolves results last weekend. 

 

Men’s Basketball 

The Wolves welcomed the NAIT Ooks to town for their season opener.

Friday night saw the Wolves and Ooks scoring fast and furiously, with the game knotted at 25 after one quarter.  The Wolves struggled offensively in the second, losing the quarter 32-14 and having a 57-39 deficit at half.  The Wolves and Ooks kept pace with each other in the second half, with the Ooks winning the third quarter 19-16 and the Wolves winning the fourth quarter 18-12.   Player of the Game honors went to Wolves first year Liam O’Hallahan with 16 points and 4 rebounds.  Other leading scorers were Dane Philipenko with 12 points and Payton Tirrell with 7 points and 10 rebounds.

The Wolves and Ooks returned to the hardcourt Saturday afternoon.  The Wolves came out of the gate playing phenomenal defense, resulting in a 18-13 lead after one quarter.  The strong defensive effort continued in the second quarter with the Wolves limiting the Ooks to 9 points, winning the quarter 26-9.  The Wolves had a great defensive half, which lead to the strong offensive outburst.  The Wolves lead 44-22 at half.  The Ooks rebounded, winning the third quarter 27-16, but still trailed 60-49 after three quarters.  The Wolves won the fourth quarter handily 26-13, resulting in a dominant 86-62 victory for the Wolves.  The Wolves played a great team game, playing phenomenal defense which lead to a strong offensive game as well.  Player of the Game honors went to Wolves fourth year Payton Tirrell with 14 points and 7 rebounds.  Other leading scorers were Liam O’Hallahan with 29 points, 8 rebounds and Logan Rempel with 13 points and 4 rebounds.

With the weekend split, the Wolves are 2-2 on the season.  The Wolves welcome the Augustana Vikings to the GPRC Gymnasium this weekend as the home stand continues.  The games are Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:00pm and Saturday November 3, 2018 at 3:00pm.  Both games can be watched online at www.acactv.ca.

 

Women’s Basketball 

The hometown Wolves hosted their home opener on Friday, October 26 against the NAIT Ooks. It was crowd pleaser for those in attendance as the deciding points came down to the last few seconds of the game.

The Wolves came out strong, putting a 3 on the board by #12 Sophie Melin. Both teams battling hard in the 2nd quarter, the Wolves got 5 points from #11 Brittany Peters to go ahead 23-22 at half time.

Half time was brought to you by Ardenaline Athletics Cheer Team. The young athletes put together a crowd pleasing performance.

The 3rd quarter resulted in both teams battling hard at both ends of the court. The 4th and final quarter did not disappoint, lots of great plays by both teams, and the crowd cheering loud, lead to an exciting quarter. NAIT scored a pair of 3 pointers late in the quarter to go up by 5. The Wolves closed the gap and came within 1 point. An out of bounce call on the Wolves with seconds on the clock, put the possession back in the hands of the Ooks. The Ooks would go on to win 52-50.

The Mr. Mikes Player of the Game for the Wovles was #11 Britney Peters with 15 points and 5 rebounds.

The Wolves host the Augustana Vikings this Friday at GPRC.

GPRC Wolves MBB: Weekend Split in Concordia

GPRC Wolves MBB: Weekend Split in Concordia

The GPRC Wolves Basketball were in Edmonton to face the Concordia Thunder this past weekend in ACAC Basketball action.

#15 Alexander Joseph.

Friday night saw the Wolves jump out to an early lead, up 19-15 after the first quarter.  The Thunder bounced back in the second, outscoring the Wolves 27-21 to lead at half 42-40.  The Wolves responded in the second half by winning both quarters, 21-18 in the third and 22-18 in the fourth.  The result was a Wolves victory, beating the Thunder 83-78.  Alexander Joseph was Player of the Game on Friday night with 11 points, 18 rebounds and 1 assist.  Fifth year guard Kenny Johnson had another strong performance scoring 31 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and first year guard Vishal Dhillon had 12 points, going 4/6 from beyond the arc.

The Wolves and Thunder returned to action Saturday afternoon.  The teams had a fairly even first quarter, with the Thunder up 18-16.  The second quarter was a different story, with the dominant play of the Wolves scoring 34 point in the quarter to lead 50-28 at half.  With the Wolves up almost 30 points in the third quarter, the Thunder locked down and slowly chipped away at the deficit.  The Thunder won the third quarter 21-13 to reduce the lead to 14.  The Thunder kept chipping away in the fourth quarter, winning the quarter 30-15 and the game 79-78.  The Thunder took the lead on a contested 3 point shot with 5.6 seconds left.  The Wolves were lead by fifth year guard Kenny Johnson, who scored 32 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.  Third year forward Alexander Joseph scored 14 points and 5 rebounds and Vishal Dhillon scored 9 points and 2 rebounds in the game.

With the split against the Thunder, the Wolves have a 6-4 record.  This has the Wolves sitting tied for first in the North standings with Lakeland and NAIT.  The Wolves now have a bye week, and finish out the first semester schedule on the road next weekend, visiting The King’s University Eagles.  The games are Friday, November 24 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 25 at 3 p.m. at King’s University Gym.  Both games can be watched online at www.acactv.ca.

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball: Final Home Games of First Semester

GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball: Final Home Games of First Semester

The GPRC Wolves concluded their home schedule for the first semester by welcoming the NAIT Ooks to the GPRC Gymnasium.

Friday night saw the first quarter played very evenly, with the Ooks having the slight advantage, up 19-17 after 10 minutes.  The Wolves responded with a great second quarter, going 20-14 to lead the game 37-33 at half.  The Wolves kept pace with the Ooks, winning the third quarter 16-15 and the fourth quarter 23-20, resulting in a Wolves victory.  The Wolves shot 44% from the field, and had a whopping 38 points in the paint Friday night.

The Wolves also improved their Free Throw percentage, by going 15/20 for 75%.  Logan Rempel was Player of the Game on Friday night with 16 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.  Fifth year guard Kenny Johnson had another strong performance scoring 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and third year post Ryan Pelster had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.

WMB: Player of the Game for Friday night, Logan Rempel.

The Wolves and Ooks returned to action Saturday afternoon, with the Wolves looking for their second consecutive sweep and fifth win in a row.  The teams would be tied at 20 after one quarter, and the Ooks outscored the Wolves 30-19 in the second quarter to lead 50-39 at half.  The Wolves began to claw back, winning the third quarter 16-15 to cut the deficit to 10 after three quarters.  The Wolves, lead by Kenny Johnson, went at the Ooks in the fourth quarter to have a 84-81 lead with less than 10 seconds to play.  The Ooks were able to get a contested three-point shot off to tie the game at 84 and force overtime.  The Overtime saw the game see-saw back and forth, with both teams sharing the lead throughout the five minute overtime.  Both teams scored 13 in the extra time, resulting in a second overtime.  The second overtime saw the Ooks take the lead and never let go, outscoring the Wolves 18-8 in the second overtime and beating the Wolves 112-105.   The Wolves were lead by fifth year guard Kenny Johnson, who scored an amazing 58 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists.  First year guards Jonathan Mueller and Logan Rempel, as well as third year post Ryan Pelster all contributed with 10 points.

WMB: Player of the Game for Saturday night, Kenny Johnson.

With the split against the Ooks, the Wolves have a 5-3 record, sitting second in the North standings.

The Wolves now finish out the first semester schedule on the road, first visiting the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder.  The games are Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Ralph King Athletic Centre.  Both games can be watched online at www.acactv.ca. Go Wolves Go! 

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: January 16, 2017

GPRC Wolves Athletes of the Week: January 16, 2017

aotw-jordan-andres#20 Jordan Andres

Jordan, a 5’8” guard from Vanderhoof, BC, is in her first year of study in the Bachelor of Science Program. A product of Nechako Valley Secondary School and GPRC Wolves Alum, Coach Vaughn Meuller, Jordan is a very hard working Student Athlete who has been putting in time to develop her skills. This work was evident this past weekend as Andres was named player the game twice at TKU, leading the Wolves in scoring with 10 and 16 points respectively. We look forward to tracking Jordan’s continuing improvement this weekend when the Wolves play host to the ACAC North Division leaders, The NAIT Ooks. Game times are Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 1pm.

 

aotw-jasmine-allan#14 Jasmine Allan

Jasmine is a first year Bachelor of Education student from Grimshaw, AB. and a graduate of Grimshaw Senior High School.  In her first year with the Wolves, Jasmine has been working hard to improve her all around game while adjusting to her first year as a college player. Jasmine is always supporting her team mates anyway that she can, whether that be by pushing them in practice, cheering them on or grabbing crucial rebounds come game time. Jazz continues her hard work this week as the Wolves prepare to host the ACAC North Division leaders, The NAIT Ooks. Game times are Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 1pm.