Camosun Chargers Volleyball Provincials Results
February 25, 2014
The Camosun Chargers men's and women's volleyball teams traveled to Capilano College (North Vancouver) last Thursday to Saturday for the Provincial Championships.
Thursday, the women played a Columbia Bible College team (Abbotsford) ranked No.5 in the PACWEST standings. The No.4 ranked Chargers looked shaky in the first set, but rode it out winning in five sets (8-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-20, 15-9). The win moved the Chargers into a semi-final game against VIU Friday night.
VIU was a tough matchup all year for the Chargers and Friday was no different. The No.1 ranked Mariners (Nanaimo) proved to be too much for the Chargers, winning in straight sets (14-25, 17-25, 21-25). The loss set up a bronze medal game between Camosun and the No.2 ranked UFV Cascades (Abbotsford). The bronze match was a classic with neither team wanting to give an inch. In the end, the Chargers won in five (22-25, 25-13, 22-25, 25-22, 16-14). The victory marks the first time in the Camosun Chargers women's program 20 year history that they have come home with a medal.
The statistical highlight of the year came January 25th, 2014 against the College of the Rockies (Cranbrook). Chargers fourth-year leftside Hilary Graham set a new Camosun Chargers Women's Volleyball Record with 8 total aces in one match.
The Chargers men went into Provincials on a serious high after winning six in a row to finish league play.
The winning run ended Friday afternoon against The No.3 Douglas College Royals (21-25, 15-25, 21-25). The loss moved the Chargers to a bronze medal game Saturday afternoon against the College of the Rockies (Cranbrook). Despite coming out with a renewed sense of aggression, the Chargers fell in an extremely tight five setter (25-22, 17-25, 25-16, 21-25, 16-18). With the defeat, the Chargers finished Provincials in fourth place.
Chargers rookie leftside Camerson Fennema (Pacific Christian) won player of the match for Camsoun in the bronze medal game. Fennema had a solid Provincials, a great prospect for the Chargers men's team moving forward.