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Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball team capture silver at the 2019 PACWEST Provincial Championships

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Release date: February 25, 2019

Recaps courtesy Ryan Watters, PACWEST Media Coordinator

The four time defending champion Camosun Chargers are off to the PACWEST gold medal match after a four set win over the Capilano Blues on Friday.

Men's Semifinal Recap, Fri, February 22

Charging into gold

The four time defending champion Camosun Chargers are off to the PACWEST gold medal match after a four set win over the Capilano Blues on Friday.

The Chargers showed their balanced offence with six players recording at least one kill. Vitor Pereira led the charge with 10 kills, six digs and a block. Eduardo Bida and Lorenz Vogel each had six kills and Graham Basi came off the bench to tally five. Setter Kyle Bourdon was the Player of the Match with 30 assists and seven digs. Fifth year veteran Douglass Waterman had a match high eight blocks and was a wall at the net.

The Blues will play for bronze tomorrow afternoon. Jacob Hopkins was named Player of the Match with a match high 12 kills while Markiel Simpson collected 11. Setter Simon Frresen was solid with 36 assists.

The Chargers will now wait to see if they will play the Douglas Royals or VIU Mariners in tomorrow night’s gold medal match at 8:00pm MST. The Royals and Mariners will play in the other semi tonight. The Blues will play the loser tomorrow at 3:00pm MST.


Men’s Gold Medal Match Recap, Sat, February 23

Mariners strike gold

For the first time since 2007 the VIU Mariners are PACWEST champions after a four-set victory over the four time defending champion Camosun Chargers on Saturday night.
The Mariners were impressive in every aspect adding another 18 blocks to their incredible tournament total and finish with 77 over the course of three matches. Doug Groenedijk finished with eight and Vedran Obradovich and Keal Prince each added three.
Braydon Brouwer was named Player of the Match leading the Mariners offensively with 14 kills, eight digs and two blocks. Obradovich was solid as well with 14 kills and eight digs.
The Chargers were led by Player of the Match Vitor Pereira and his 17 kills and 12 digs. Eduardo Bida added 11 kills and seven digs. The team completes the 2018-19 season as the conference silver medalists.

The Mariners will now represent the PACWEST at the CCAA National championship in two weeks at Red Deer College.

Player of the Match photos courtesy Camosun Chargers Athletics

2019 PACWEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Championship Medalists

Gold VIU Mariners
Silver Camosun Chargers
Bronze Capilano Blues

Championship All-Stars

Simon Friesen Capilano Blues
Max Haronga Douglas Royals
Kyle Bourdon Camosun Chargers
Vitor Pereira Camosun Chargers
Keal Prince VIU Mariners
Vedran Obradovich VIU Mariners

Championship MVP

Doug Groenendijk VIU Mariners

Contact

Charles Parkinson
Head Coach, Camosun Chargers Men's Volleyball
cparkinson@shaw.ca • 250-217-3706

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The Camosun Chargers men captured silver at the 2019 PACWEST Provincial Championship. (Photo courtesy College of the Rockies)

The Camosun Chargers men captured silver at the 2019 PACWEST Provincial Championship. (Photo courtesy College of the Rockies)

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