Friday January 25
UFV Cascades (3) at Camosun Chargers (0)
The Cascades defeated the Chargers in three sets (25-16, 26-24, 25-13). Kayla Bruce had 10 kills and 6 blocks for UFV, and Jenna Evans addd 9 digs and 6 kills. Brittany Stewart had 15 digs for the Cascades, and Simone Hanson added 10 digs and 4 kills. For the Chargers, Morgan Marshall led with 10 kills and 3 blocks. Kelsey Johnson added 10 digs and 6 kills for Camosun. The Cascades improved to 16-1 on the season, while the Chargers drop to 7-10.
CBC Bearcats (0) at VIU Mariners (3)
The Mariners defeated CBC in three sets to open the weekend (25-21, 25-8, 25-20). The Mariners were led by Athlete of the Week Paige Wiebe with 8 digs, 10 kills and 13 blocks. Marlie Temple added 7 kills and 12 points on offence, and Alyssa Wolf had 10 kills for VIU. Tylar Turnbull did not play for the Mariners. For the Bearcats, Sharaya Schulte had 13 digs on defence. Sadie Ball added 11 digs and 4 points on offence, and April Van Wieren had 6 kills and 5 blocks. The Mariners remain just two points behind UFV and in second place at 15-2; the Bearcats are in third at 10-7.
Douglas College (3) at COTR Avalanche (2)
In a thrilling five-set match, the Royals eventually overcame the host Avalanche to win 3-2 (25-21, 24-26, 25-18, 27-29, 15-13). The Royals were led by Victoria Hocking with 6 digs and 24 kills. Avneet Shokar added 14 kills and 8 blocks, while Kalena Connors added 10 kills, 2 blocks, and 6 aces. Kelsey Thompson had a big game for the Avalanche with a season-high 14 digs to go with 16 kills. Jen Pillon added 14 digs, while Ashleigh White had 4 digs and 13 kills. Andrea Taylor also chipped in 4 digs and 12 kills for COTR. The Royals remain in the playoff hunt at 6-13. The Avalanche are 2-15.
Saturday January 26
UFV Cascades (3) at Camosun Chargers (2)
The Cascades dropped the first two sets before roaring back to win in five, including a thrilling ‘extra-points’ deciding set (20-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-17, 20-18). The Cascades had a balanced attack and defence led by Brittany Stewart with 16 digs and Kate Bilodeau with 10 digs and 14 kills. Kierra Noot added 14 digs and 8 kills, and Jenna Evans had 14 digs and 12 kills. Third-year leftside Hilary Graham and second-year middle Morgan Marshall led the Chargers with 17 points apiece. Graham had 2 aces, 14 kills and 1 stuff block while Marshall posted 1 ace, 11 kills and 5 blocks. The Cascades show why they are #1 in Canada, improving to 17-1 on the season. The Chargers drop to 7-11 and are in fourth place, just ahead of the Royals.
CBC Bearcats (0) at VIU Mariners (3)
The Mariners won handily 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-23) at home to the Bearcats. Paige Wiebe had another strong performance for the weekend with 5 digs and 11 kills. Sandra Veile had a season-high 16 digs for VIU, while Alyssa Wolf had another 10 kills. It was the Mariners’ 8th win in a row. For the Bearcats, Sadie Ball Maria Cupido each contributed 6 digs and 7 kills, and Jill Ratzlaff added 5 digs and 5 kills. The Mariners are 16-2 and in second place. The Bearcats drop to 10-8 and third place.
Douglas College (0) at COTR Avalanche (3)
COTR rebounded from a close loss to win in straight sets, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-23). Kelsey Thompson had another huge match for COTR with 12 digs, 14 kills and 1 ace. Nikki Valgardson had 10 digs, and Andrea Taylor had 7 digs and 11 kills. The Royals were led by Kalena Conners with 8 kills and 11 points on offence. Victoria Hocking had 6 digs and 9 kills, and Avneet Shokar added 9 kills and 3 blocks. The win put an end to a 13 game losing streak for the Avalanche. COTR moves to 3-15, still just four points behind the Blues for the final playoff spot. The Royals drop to 6-14 and miss a chance to tie the Chargers for fourth.