Austin Anderson made his first career start and got his first career kill Friday as the Winnipeg Wesmen men's volleyball team dropped a tight three-set decision on the road.
Anderson, a first-year left side from Niverville, had six kills on nine swings with just two errors, but the Wesmen fell 3-0 (26-24, 32-30, 29-27) to the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack in Kamloops, B.C.
Anderson led all outside hitters on the night with a .444 attack percentage as he filled in for regular starter Ethan Duncan. Anderson also had two aces.
Middle blocker Garrett Jones committed just one attack error and notched seven kills on 11 swings (.545) and posted three block assists for Winnipeg.
Tim Dobbert had a match-high 19 to pace TRU (4-1), which also got 13 from Charlie Bringloe.
"Austin Anderson came out and did a great job tonight doing things we weren't expecting," TRU head coach Pat Hennelly said.
Winnipeg hit .255 for the match, while TRU went out at .316 for the night.