Sports wrap – January 27, 2011

Left side Daly Donaghy serves during a game against the Grande Prairie Wolves. Andrew Crossett, photo

Women’s basketball
It’s the sweetest word a team can taste on their lips: undefeated.
And the Trojan women remain that way after Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 victories against the RDC Queens.
Despite the players’ feeling that they played poorly (a statement not reflected by the stats) they dominated both nights. Winning their first game on Jan. 21 with a score of 81-50 and the second the next night 71-52, the team is well on the path to the first perfect regular season in team history.
Men’s volleyball
January is shaping up to be an awesome month for the men’s volleyball team. And they  continued this winning streak on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22.
Playing through myriad injuries, the team unleashed an amazing new pairing in co-captains Patrick Mead and Keegan Kuhr. This seldom-seen combo of two setters could lead to great things for the Trojan men. The team swept the Wolves with scores of 3-2 and 3-0.
Women’s volleyball
The injury-plagued Trojan women didn’t fare as well as their male counterparts on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22.
The women had only 10 players on the floor against the GPRC Wolves, and some members of this scant crew didn’t play much. They lost both matchups with scores of 2-3 and 1-3.
Women’s hockey
The women’s hockey team improved their current winning streak to three with back-to-back wins against the RDC Queens on Jan. 20 and Jan. 22. SAIT goaltender Chelsea May also celebrated a personal victory: her first win in an ACAC game.
Scores were high with the Trojans winning 4-3 on Jan. 20. The game on Jan. 22 was closer and more intense. The Trojans fell behind 3-2 in the third period, but scored three unanswered goals to win 5-3.
Men’s hockey
Continuing their domination, the Trojans expanded their winning streak to five on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22.
They showed no mercy against the NAIT Ooks over the weekend. A penalty-filled thriller with a combined total of 129 minutes, the game ended with a Trojans’ blowout score of 4-0. Adding insult to injury, the Trojans spanked the Ooks 8-2 in the following day’s matchup.

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