DAY 2 Recaps
Day 2 Recap: Semi-finals
February 24, 2012
Women’s University of the Fraser Valley Cascades VS Capilano University Blues
The first semi-finals of the day started with the third seed University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades against the fourth seed Capilano University Blues. Game 1 began with great communication between the UFV players for setting plays. The Blues were blocking well but had some unfortunate deflections and called a time out at 3-8. The Capilano defence stayed on the UFV spikes but the Cascades’ consistent digs and rebounds off deflected blocks proved to be a hard battle as UVF won 25-23. Game 2 started with back and forth kills going on between Blues’ Ashley Van Acken and Cascades’ Krista Hogewoning and Kayla Bruce. Capilano forces UFV for a time out at 13-9. The girls fight for points back and forth to tie at 18 all at a Blues time out. Game 2 would go to the Cascades as they win a long rally at 24-23, and the successive rally with a kill down the line. Capilano came out strong in the third game as Sarah Hughes punched through UFV defence to bring the Blues up 7-3. UFV called for a time out at 10-16 and tried to utilize the break to gain some points but Blues’ Ashley Van Acken’s blocks and tips and Sarah Hughes’ blocks could not be matched. Sarah Hughes would ace the last rally to win the third game 25-14. Game 4 started evenly as both teams came out fighting. UFV pulled ahead at 13-8 by pressuring the Blues and communicating well. UFV hitters got through the Capilano defence. The Cascades would continue their lead and win the game and match at 25-19. Players of the match were Ashley Van Acken from Capilano University with four kills and Jenna Evans from UFV with 19 kills and six digs.
Men’s Douglas College Royals VS Columbia Bible College Bearcats
The second seed Douglas College Royals were pressured immediately by the third seed Columbia Bible College (CBC) Bearcats in game 1 and were down 5-10 after some hard kills by the Bearcats. CBC was breaking the Douglas defence and despite dig efforts by the Royals, the Bearcats were up 17-11. The Royals kicked into high gear with some big spikes and digs to force CBC errors, and caught up to force the Bearcats to call a time out at 19-15. Hard kills by Royals Andrew Robson and Jeff Taylor would bring Douglas up to 22-22 at another CBC time out. Nail-biting back and forth points between the teams would bring them to 28 all. A double hit by CBC put Douglas up 29-28 and the Royals grabbed the opportunity to take the game. Jeff Taylor would send a tip over just past the Bearcats’ blockers to send CBC scrambling and to win the first game 30-28. A hard kill by Royals’ Mark Vanderwal set the tone for game 2. The Royals were up 5-0 after a long rally with a dig by Sam Shaw and kill by Jeff Taylor. Douglas defence was unstoppable as CBC called a time out at 7-15. The Royals ran with the lead and with a kill by Andrew Robson, they took game 2 at 25-17. The start of game 3 had a huge rally with Douglas digging back spikes by the Bearcats Will Quiring and Danny Grant to make it 5-4 for Douglas. It was a close game as Douglas led most of the way by mere points. An amazing dig from the back line by Jordan Or would force CBC to take a time out at 18-19. The Royals then got some clean kills on the right side by Jeff Taylor to widen their lead. A great block by Mark Vanderwal and Jeff Taylor would win the game 25-18 and take the Royals to the finals. Players of the match were Jeff Taylor from Douglas College with 19 kills and Danny Grant from CBC with six kills and four block assists.
Women’s Vancouver Island University Mariners VS Columbia Bible College Bearcats
The second women’s semi-finals began with first seed Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners against fourth seed Columbia Bible College (CBC) Bearcats. VIU came out strong with a 4-0 lead. Kills by Bearcats’ April Van Wieren would bring CBC up and stay within a two point difference up until their time out at 9-14. VIU took a significant lead to force another time out from CBC at 20-11. VIU kept up their momentum with kills by Jacqueline Doleman and Shenise Power to win game one 25-14. VIU led again in game 2. A great rally by the Bearcats at 7-3, with a dig off-court by Hannah Antonio and bump over by Sadie Ball, but unfortunately lost the point by a VIU spike. The Bearcats called a time out at 13-19 but VIU kept the lead with kills from Leanna Gildersleeve and digs from Tamara Rosenlund to win 25-17. Game three started of close, but VIU pulled away with the help of kills from Marlie Temple to lead 15-10. The Mariners’ solid attacks would win the game and match at 25-17. Players of the match were Shenise Power from VIU with eight kills and six digs, and Jill Ratzlaff from CBC with nine kills.
Men’s Vancouver Island Mariners VS Camosun Chargers
The last men’s semi-finals against first seed Vancouver Island Mariners and fifth seed Camosun Chargers started off with a close beginning. The Mariners’ Lee Hamilton with some major air time claimed some kills early on, but the VIU was being tailed as the Chargers called a time out at 10-13. VIU pulled ahead significantly and would push another Camosun time out at 20-13. VIU held strong with blocks and being able to set up and attack and won game 1 25-17. The Chargers came out full force in game 2 with solid defence that had VIU hesitant to attack. A time out by the Mariners at 5-8 would not falter the Chargers’ lead. With hard hits by Camosun’s Garrett Marcellus and Jon Joerstad, they would bring the game to 22-16. VIU caught up with the help of mid-court kills from Milo Warren to make it 19-23, but the Chargers fought hard to win 25-20. VIU set the tone for game 3 as Milo Warren had three consecutive kills to lead 3-0. A Chargers’ time out at 10-6 for the Mariners would give Camosun a chance to win four rallies in a row, but VIU would hold their sizable lead to win 25-14. VIU led the most of the beginning of game 4 by 2 points. VIU had some great setting and kills that Camosun had a hard time blocking and setting up for a return back. Kills by Milo Warren and Rylan Brouwer helped put the Mariners up 20-13, but after a Chargers time out, the score closed a bit up at 23-17 with help from kills by Chargers’ Garret Marcellus and digs from Cchase Mcfarlen. A tip over by Lee Hamilton would bring VIU to 24-19 and they would win the next rally to with both the game and match. Players of the match were Milo Warren from VIU with 17 kills and five digs and Garrett Marcellus from Camosun with 13 kills and 5 digs.
There have been some corrections made to the original schedule posted on the site. As of Monday, February 20 2012 the #1 men's seed Vancouver Island Univeristy Mariners will play their semi-final match on Friday February 24, 2012 at 8:00pm while the #2 men's seed Douglas College Royals will play their semi-final match at 3:00pm. This is now reflected in the bracket page and schedule page.
Welcome to the 2012 PACWEST Volleyball Championships
The Douglas College Royals are proud to host this tournament from February 23-25th, 2012 at our New Westminster Campus.
Currently, the PACWEST has seven nationally ranked teams that will be attending provincials. This attests to the fact that Volleyball is alive, well, and talented west of the Rockies. We know that the level of competition will be very high for this championship, and we hope to deliver an experience that meets or exceeds that level.
At these championships unfold you will find unique “Douglas” touches that we hope make it special. For example, these championships will have an open gate. We hope that this will bring spectators out in the large numbers that will get the gym rocking and be a thrill to play for.
On behalf of Douglas College, I wish all competitors the best of luck and hope that the 2012 PACWEST Championships are one stop along the path to a CCAA National Championship for one of our teams.
Director, Centre for Campus Life & Athletics