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.
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.
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.
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.
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.