Thiessen powers Wesmen past Dalhousie

Daniel Thiessen had a match-high 11 kills to lead the Winnipeg Wesmen past the Dalhousie Tigers Monday in Halifax. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics file)
Daniel Thiessen had a match-high 11 kills to lead the Winnipeg Wesmen past the Dalhousie Tigers Monday in Halifax. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics file)

Daniel Thiessen had a match-high 11 kills and the Winnipeg Wesmen men's volleyball team secured its first non-conference win against a U Sports opponent Monday night in Halifax.

Thiessen hit .529 for the match and made just two errors in 17 swings as the Wesmen downed the Dalhousie Tigers 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-14). The Wesmen moved to 2-2 in the non-conference season with the victory. Winnipeg's other non-conference win came in an exhibition match with the CMU Blazers.

Thiessen also added eight digs and two block assists. The Wesmen hit .356 for the match and also got nine kills from Adrian Dyck and seven from Ethan Duncan.

Setter Mikael Clegg had a match-high 27 assists and tied with libero Darian Picklyk for the team high in digs with nine. 

Winnipeg held Dal to .160 attacking for the match, including .029 in the second set and .040 in the third. 

Kobe Shannon's seven kills topped the Tigers.

The two teams meet again Tuesday night before the Wesmen move on to Fredericton, N.B. for a pair of matches against the UNB Varsity Reds Wednesday and Thursday.