This past weekend the VIU Mariners took on a very strong CBC Bearcats squad. The two teams had met earlier in the year with CBC beating the Mariners in 3 straight sets. The Bearcats have arguably two of the best Power hitters in the PACWEST. The Mariners needed to play some of their best volleyball of the season if they hoped to gain 6 points. That was the case both Friday and Saturday. The VIU Mariners were led by the strong play of Paige Wiebe who was matched up against the Bearcat’s strong outside hitters.
On Friday, Paige shut down the Bearcats outside hitters right off the bat. She tallied 2 stuff blocks and another 5 block continues. She recorded 8 digs defensively. On the offensive side of the game Paige led the Mariners with 10 kills, 2 blocks, and 1 ace in 3 straight sets. On Saturday, Paige improved on her offensive play recording 11 kills, and 1 ace and chipped in 5 digs again in only 3 sets. In total, over the 6 sets this weekend, Paige recorded 21 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces and 13 digs.