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Chargers women’s volleyball team edged out of bronze at PACWEST Provincial Championships

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Release date: February 25, 2019

Recaps courtesy Ryan Watters, PACWEST Media Coordinator

The Camosun Chargers have punched their ticket to the semi-finals with a three set sweep of the COTR Avalanche.

Women’s Quarterfinal Recap, Thur Feb 21

Camosun sweeps the hosting Avalanche

The Camosun Chargers have punched their ticket to the semi-finals with a three set sweep of the COTR Avalanche.

Offensively the Chargers had production from a number of players to balance their attack. Player of the Match and PACWEST Rookie of the Year Mika Yamada collected a match high 11 kills and Megan Ireland played strong at the net with nine kills. Setter Katie Wayling was solid with 23 assists.

In a losing effort the Avalanche were led by Mikaela Pushor in her final match with six kills and was named the Player of the Match. Taylor Whittall and Megan Clark chipped in with three apiece.

The Chargers will now face the #2 ranked Douglas Royals on Friday in the semi-final.

Women’s Semifinal Recap, Fri Feb 22

Chargers move on to bronze

The defending PACWEST champion Douglas Royals will try and defend their title in the gold medal match after a four set victory over the third seeded Camosun Chargers on Friday. With the win the Royals have also qualified for the CCAA National championship.

The Royals took advantage of 16 Chargers’ service errors and had a very balanced offence in their victory.

Caet McCorkell led the champs with 11 kills and Emma Schill was all over the floor and collected 10 kills. Vania Oliveira chipped in with seven kills and 13 digs. Setter Abby Mitro who played the final three sets was named the Player of the Match with 22 assists.

The Royals were outstanding at the net. Olivia Cesaretti had five blocks while Oliveira and Kendra Potskin each had three.

The Chargers will play for PACWEST bronze on Saturday. They took the first set 25-18, but couldn’t solve the Royals the rest of the way. Megan Ireland was named Player of the Match with 10 kills. Sydney Svicenec collected eight kills but left with a hand injury late in the match. Mike Yamada also had eight kills.

The Royals will play either the VIU Mariners or Capilano Blues in tomorrow’s gold medal match. The loser will play the Chargers for bronze.

Women’s Bronze Medal Match, Sat Feb 23

Capilano captures bronze

The Capilano Blues are PACWEST bronze medalists for the 10th time in school history with an exciting four-set victory over the Camosun Chargers.

The Blues won the first two sets 25-22 before the Chargers battled back to win 25-19 in the third set. The Blues kept their composure and came from behind in the fourth set. After the Blues had match point the two teams were tied at 24. The Blues then had a couple of outstanding defensive plays and finally scored a 27-25 victory to claim bronze.

Isabela Lima was named Player of the Match with 15 kills including the match winner. She also tallied 11 digs and had a pair of blocks. Meghan Koven was also solid with 11 kills and nine digs. Anika Kolybaba played large at the net with seven blocks.

The Chargers offensively were balanced with three players reaching double-digits in kills. Mika Yamada had a team high 14 and was named the Player of the Match. Megan Ireland and Maddison Yule each had 12.

The Chargers end the 2018-19 season with a fourth place PACWEST finish.

Player of the Match photos courtesy Camosun Chargers Athletics


Championship Medalists

Gold VIU Mariners
Silver Douglas Royals
Bronze Capilano Blues

Championship All-Stars

Meghan Kovan Capilano Blues
Mika Yamada Camosun Chargers
Vania Oliveira Douglas Royals
Caet McCorkell Douglas Royals
Andrea Cankovic VIU Mariners
Taylor Wickson VIU Mariners

Championship MVP

Karoline Tormena VIU Mariners


Brent Hall
Head Coach, Camosun Chargers Women's Volleyball

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Charger Megan Ireland blasts one by the Blues defense in Saturday's bronze medal match.

Charger Megan Ireland blasts one by the Blues’ defense in Saturday’s bronze medal match. (Photo courtesy College of the Rockies)

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