December 8, 2003
The Wesmen Men’s Volleyball team goes into the holiday break on a high note after taking two matches from the Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons on the weekend. The Wesmen knocked off the NCAA school by 3-1 scores on both Friday and Saturday night. No. 4 ranked Winnipeg proved to be too much for their neighbours from the south, but Coach Larry McKay had nothing but respect for IPFW.
“We’re happy to beat a team like IPFW they’re one of the best programs in the United States.”
IPFW play in the in the NCAA’s Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, home of the 2003 NCAA Champs Lewis University Flyers, who the Wesmen had a memorable two-game exhibition series against earlier in the month.
Fifth year opposite Stephen Ens had two fantastic matches for the Wesmen, and IPFW had no answer for the crafty left handed hitter. Ens had 38 kills over the weekend, and continues to show that he is one of the premier Men’s Volleyball players in the CIS.
Fifth players middle Cam Dobie and libero Shawn Scarcello also had themselves a fine weekend. First year setter Dustin Addison-Schneider proved why he is a candidate for CIS Rookie of the year running the Wesmen attack with confidence. Addison-Schneider is currently sitting in fourth spot the CIS in assists with 9.94 a set. Fellow rookies, Ben Schellenberg and Trevor Shaw also responded well to court time given by McKay. And third year player Jarrod Small was big in the middle again for the Wesmen. The Brandon, Manitoba native showed IPFW why he is third in the country in blocks at 1.71 a set.
The Wesmen resume their Canada West Conference Regular season on January 9th and 10th when they welcome the UBC Thunderbirds to the Duckworth Centre.