For the third straight season the VIU Mariners and Douglas Royals meet for PACWEST gold tonight at 6:00pm MST/5:00pm MST. Regardless of tonight’s outcome both teams are off to the CCAA national championship in Ontario at Niagara College. They met in last year’s national final with the Mariners beating the Royals to win gold. This was after the Royals beat the Mariners in the PACWEST gold medal match. During the regular season the Mariners won all four meetings courtesy of a three-set sweep.
Record: Royals 18-6 – Mariners 23-1
Sets Won: Royals 57 – Mariners 70
Head to Head:
November 9th @ VIU – Mariners win 3-0
November 10th @ VIU – Mariners win 3-0
January 18th @ Douglas – Mariners win 3-0
January 19th @ Douglas – Mariners win 3-0
Leading point producer during regular season
Royals – Vania Oliveira – 223 total points
Mariners – Karoline Tormena – 268 total points
Last Playoff Meeting:
Last season’s CCAA national gold medal match in which the Mariners won in Grande Prairie in four sets; 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16.