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UBC Okanagan men’s volleyball falls to WolfPack

The Heat’s Brennan Goski closed his career to graduate in spring

In the final game of the regular season it was the TRU WolfPack who came out victorious in three sets on Saturday night as they improved their playoff positioning.

After the Heat got the better of their Okanagan rivals the night prior, the ‘Pack jumped out to big leads in all three sets and hung on for their 11th win of the season (11-11). TRU will now travel to face the Alberta Golden Bears next weekend in the first round of the Canada West postseason.

The Heat close out their conference season with a 1-21 record and will return nearly everyone next season.

With the victory the WolfPack also clinched the men’s side of the Presidents’ Cup, which is an inter-university competition between the Okanagan schools in all Canada West sports.

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Thompson Rivers was efficient all night long as they finished with a .326 team hitting percentage while the Heat hit just .143 in the match.

UBCO was led by Max Heppell on the offensive end as he had nine kills and just two hitting errors, while defensively he had a team-high 11 digs as well. Senior Brennan Goski had three kills and five digs in his final game in the Canada West.

Goski was honoured prior to the match along with members of the Heat women’s squad in the annual Senior Night ceremony.

Charlie Bringloe had another big outing for the WolfPack on the outside as he finished with a game-high 14 kills on just 27 total attacks. Setter Anton Napolitano did a little bit of everything for the visitors as well, finishing with 32 assists, five kills, and five digs.

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