03/17/2017 14:50 EDT | Updated 03/18/2018 01:12 EDT

Top-seeded Spartans beat Waterloo at U Sports men's volleyball tournament

EDMONTON, B.C. — The top-seeded Trinity Western Spartans shut down the Waterloo Warriors 3-0 on Friday in quarter-final action at the U Sports men's volleyball championship.

The defending champion Spartans won by set scores of 25-18, 25-15 and 25-23.

Ryan Sclater, recently named the U Sports men's volleyball player of the year, led the Spartans with 12 kills. Adam Schriemer, finished with 30 assists and 2.5 blocks, earning player of the game honours.

"It's exciting to get going, for sure," Schriemer said. "You want to get that first game over with, get the tournament going. It's exciting and we’re happy to get a win under our belts and advance. We’re looking forward to tomorrow."

Aidan Simone had a team-high seven kills for Waterloo.

In Friday's other quarter-finals, Laval faced McMaster, Alberta took on Manitoba and UNB met UBC.