Camosun Chargers vs Douglas College Royals
PISE, January 18, 2014
By Chargers Announcer Ian Lahay
Chargers leftside Kaelyn Parmelee sprained her ankle in Camosun’s win over Douglas Friday night. At the time, it looked like it could be a serious injury. With Erika Morris already out with a wonky ankle, another Charger down was the last thing the team needed.
The good news came Saturday afternoon. Kaelyn drew into the starting seven and immediately made an impact with her layout digs and kills. In fact, she was the catalyst for many Charger rallies and continues to dominate at crunch time.
The beginning of the match looked a lot like Friday night: Hilary Graham kills, Mariah Holmstrom digs, and Lainey Jantzi and Morgan Marshall blocks. The Chargers took the first 25-21.
Morgan really flourished in the second set. With family in town, sheamazed with back-to-back points featuring a kill and a block. It also needs to be noted her setter Kelsey Clarke was doing a fantastic job getting her the ball.
From there, the Royals turned into a scrappy crew, not letting the Chargers run around at will, taking the third and fourth sets 25-23 and 27-25.
In dreaded fifth set a rejuvenated Chargers team showed, and it was Kaelyn Parmelee's time once again. Just when it seemed like the Royals were going to turn the tide, Kaelyn put the team on her Vernon back and willed them to a 15-8 fifth set victory. The Chargers head to Cranbrook this Friday and Saturday to take on the College of the Rockies.
Camosun Chargers 3 Vs Douglas College Royals 2 (25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 25-27, 15-8)
It has been a familiar theme this year for the Chargers men: win a game, lose a game. Saturday was no different. Coming off a Friday night win, the Chargers lost in straight sets to a Douglas Royals team hungry for a victory.
Interestingly, the Royals have continued along the same “win one, loseone” path of the Chargers this year. It’s proof that there is remarkable parity throughout the league.
Despite the loss, the Chargers did have fantastic individual performances. Leftside Cameron Fennema made two digs that will go down as play of the year candidates and Alex Wolf continued his strong defensive efforts, specifically with his digs off massive kills.
The Chargers will need to start piecing together those elusive back-to-back wins to improve their ranking going into the playoffs. Next on the agenda are the College of the Rockies Avalanche in Cranbrook.
Camosun Chargers 0 Vs Douglas College Royals 3 (20-25, 20-25, 17-25)
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