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MVB | Nielsen records career-high for kills in loss to TWU

Nigel Nielsen had a career-high 11 kills to lead the Winnipeg Wesmen in a loss at Trinity Western, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (David Larkins/Wesmen Athletics file)
Nigel Nielsen had a career-high 11 kills to lead the Winnipeg Wesmen in a loss at Trinity Western, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (David Larkins/Wesmen Athletics file)

LANGLEY, B.C. — Nigel Nielsen posted a career-high for kills, but the Trinity Western Spartans managed a straight-sets victory Saturday night.

Nielsen, a sophomore left side, had 11 kills and 13 points to lead the Wesmen men's volleyball team in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-19) defeat at the hands of the Trinity Western Spartans. 

Nielsen, whose previous career-high was 10 last season, notched double-digit kills for the first time this season and added a solo block and two block assists. 

Winnipeg, which hit in the negatives in a loss Friday, improved to .236 on Saturday. 

Daniel Thiessen added eight kills and hit .333, while Keegan Teetaert had three kills on five swings for a team-high .600. He also added three block assists.

Darian Picklyk posted a match-high nine digs.

The Wesmen fell to 1-3 on the season heading into a bye week.

Eric Loeppky topped the Spartans (3-1) with 10 kills and five digs.

The Spartans hit .342 for the night, including .435 in the first set.

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