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Camosun Chargers vs Capilano University Blues

PISE, January 15, 2014

Women

Chargers and Blues women’s volleyball play to a split

After a month’s absence from the court, the Camosun Chargers Women’s Volleyball Team showed reasons this past Friday and Saturday why this second semester could be fruitful. The opponent, a gritty team looking to leave Victoria with two wins - the Capilano Blues.

wvbBehind a gigantic Friday night crowd, the Chargers began with nifty aces from team veterans Hilary Graham and Lainey Jantzi, helping them to take the first set 25-23. The Blues battled back to take the second and third, only to have Morgan Marshall and Olivia Redden step up with massive blocks and spikes in the fourth to send it to a fifth and deciding set. The fifth has been a nemesis for the Chargers Women this year. They came out firing, only to see great passing by Capilano lead to quick strike after quick strike. In the end, the Blues took the fifth 17-15, and the match, leaving Camosun hungry for victory on Saturday.

Saturday afternoon brought a completely new Camosun team. Wearing their new slick blue uniforms, the Chargers took an early lead and never looked back. The first set was dominated by the block party tandem of Morgan Marshall and Kaelyn Parmalee. In addition, Erika Sheen gave the team a huge lift with accurate sets to big swats. Capilano couldn’t recover from Camosun’s offensive and defensive synergy, ultimately falling in three sets.

Interestingly, Chargers Head Coach Chris Dahl has really shifted between setters Kelsey Clarke and the aforementioned Sheen. Finding the right rotations at setter and across the lineup will be important factors helping the Chargers improve on their #12 ranking in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Next up, The Douglas Royals Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 1pm.

For more on the Chargers, including rankings and statistics, click here.

Camosun Chargers  2   Vs    Capilano University Blues  3      

(25 - 23, 14 -25, 15 -25, 25 - 23, 15 -17)          

Men  

Chargers and Blues battle to a draw

The Camosun Charger Men’s Volleyball Team was pumped to get back on the court this past Friday and Saturday. With a month of practicing out of the way, they were itching to show their new skills. Unfortunately, Friday wasn’t their night. The Blues dominated offensively and defensively, sweeping the Chargers. Throw away the tape and forget about it, and that’s just what they did.    

mvbSaturday, a different Chargers team showed up. Assistant Coach Gord Inglis said, “We need to get the ball to Jeremy Finn and Alex Sadowski,” alluding he wasn’t happy they both had only a few touches on Friday night. The Chargers acted on their coach’s words as both Jeremy and Alex threw down ferocious first set kills. The Chargers took the first 25-20.  

Perhaps the biggest surprise during the rest of the night was James Poirier and Cameron Fennema drawing into the starting lineup. They made head coach Charles Parkinson look like a genius as they carried the team with impressive digs and spikes that had the crowd standing and cheering. The Blues really offered little counter-punch and looked no part of the stalwart we saw Friday, getting swept by the Chargers.

After the game Saturday, fans on Twitter were buzzing about the impressive offensive performance by the Chargers. But will it continue? A storyline to follow – will head coach Charles Parkinson continue to roll with Poirier and Fennema, or will he go to the bench for different rotations? You don’t have to wait long to find out, the Chargers take on The Douglas Royals this Friday and Saturday at PISE.

For more on the Chargers, including rankings and statistics, click here.

Camosun Chargers  0   Vs     Capilano University Blues  3                 (18 -25, 18 -25, 19 -25)

Upcoming Chargers Action

Chargers have a rematch with the Capilano Blues on Saturday January 11th – women 1:00 pm and men 3:00 pm at PISE.

 

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