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MVB | Wesmen can't find footing in straight-sets loss

Daniel Thiessen swings at the UBC block during Canada West men's volleyball playoff action Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Vancouver. (Wilson Wong/UBC Athletics)
Daniel Thiessen swings at the UBC block during Canada West men's volleyball playoff action Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Vancouver. (Wilson Wong/UBC Athletics)

VANCOUVER — The Winnipeg Wesmen are going to have to find a way to unleash their offence in an attempt to keep their season going Friday night.

The Wesmen men's volleyball team got 10 kills from Daniel Thiessen, but managed just .087 attacking on the night in dropping a 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-14) decision to the UBC Thunderbirds in Match 1 of a best-of-three quarter-final playoff series Thursday night.

Match 2 goes Friday at 9 p.m. CT on Co-Op Canada West TV

The Wesmen managed only 20 kills on the night their lowest output since having 14 in a loss to Trinity Western back on Oct. 25.

"They were better than us in every aspect," Wesmen head coach Larry McKay said. "They were just superior and we weren't able to raise our skill level to match theirs and over the course of each set that was pretty obvious. I don't think it was rocket science, I think we can play better, we're going to have to play better just to be able to match up with that team."
 
"... Although UBC's got something to do with that. They're pretty good. They can make your basic skills look not so good with how well they execute."
 
After Thiessen, the next highest attacker was Ethan Duncan with three kills. 
 
Coltyn Lu had 16 kills and three aces to lead the three-seed Thunderbirds. Matt Neaves added nine kills.
 
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