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Wolfpack outlast Wesmen in 5

Middle blocker Garrett Jones takes a swing during the Wesmen's match with the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 in Kamloops, B.C. (Andrew Snucins/TRU Athletics)
Middle blocker Garrett Jones takes a swing during the Wesmen's match with the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 in Kamloops, B.C. (Andrew Snucins/TRU Athletics)

The Winnipeg Wesmen are returning home and will look to snap a season-long losing streak after a nailbiting loss Saturday in Kamloops, B.C.

The Wesmen men's volleyball team had a 2-1 edge in sets, but couldn't close things out in dropping a 3-2 (25-20, 16-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13) decision to the No. 9-ranked Thompson Rivers Wolfpack, the squad's fourth straight loss.

Now the Wesmen will return home for a pair of games against the No. 3-ranked Mount Royal Cougars, which will mark Winnipeg's third straight weekend facing a top-10 opponent.

On Saturday, Daniel Thiessen had 14 kills and a team-high nine digs to lead the Wesmen (2-4), while Adrian Dyck added 11 kills and five aces. 

"I thought our effort tonight was as equally good as last night. We played pretty well. It was a good match and the better team won," Wesmen head coach Larry McKay said.

TRU (5-1) got a match-high 18 kills from Tim Dobbert and another 10 from Charlie Bringloe.

The Wesmen will host the Cougars on Friday at 6:45 p.m., with a Saturday first serve set for 5 p.m.

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