Camosun Chargers vs Douglas College Royals
PISE, January 17, 2014
By Chargers Announcer Ian Lahay
Chargers head coach Chris Dahl had nothing but praise for the Douglas Royals prior to their tilt Friday night. Before the first serve Dahl noted, “They’re big, fast and have talent in their system that will help them flourish for years.” He must have passed along the message to his team Friday night…It was all Chargers.
Wearing their new greys with blue trim, it was a focused Charger assault from the first serve. Notably, setter Erika Sheen led the way with two first set aces. Matching Erika’s energy was team captain Hilary Graham. In fact, the Erika-Hilary combination was unstoppable, and it was much too late before Douglas figured it out when the Chargers took the first set 25-14.
Douglas tried a few different rotations in the second set, but nothing seemed to work. Lainey Jantzi, Olivia Redden, Kelsey Johnson and Morgan Marshall continued to roll out the game plan, and the Chargers took it 25-18.
The Royals made a push in the third, actually sneaking by the Chargers at one point. Dahl counter-punched with his powerful leftside from Vernon, Kaelyn Parmelee. Kaelyn helped her team pull away, 25-19, and the match in straights. No time for the grey and blue to celebrate, they’re right back at it against Douglas tomorrow afternoon at 1pm.
Camosun Chargers 3 Vs Douglas College Royals 0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-19)
The past two weeks Cameron Fennema and James Poirier have been penciled into the starting lineup. It’s working. The Douglas Royals were the latest victim of the Charger rookies on Friday night.
Both Cam and James have stepped up offense and defense, giving coaches Charles Parkinson and Dave Dooley a tough decision as when to send them to the bench.
Despite the new deadly duo, the Chargers missed a few kills and fell 25-23 in the first set. It was a different story after that. A balanced attack from captain Jeremy Finn, middle Alex Sadowski, rightside Alex Wolf, and digs from Adrian Best powered the Charger engine to the finish line. In addition, remarkable sets from Vitor Macedo were doing their job finding smashes all over the court.
The Chargers took the second, third and fourth 25-23, 25-23 and 25-21 respectively. This was not a one-sided affair with the Royals proving they won’t go away easily, with more more pesky good entertainment expected tomorrow at PISE. Royals/Chargers Saturday afternoon at 3pm.
Camosun Chargers 3 Vs Douglas College Royals 1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21)
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