Charger Men and Women Fall to Fraser Valley in Pacwest Volleyball

74
chargers

 

By Bonita Joe, Camosun College Athletics

Saturday – February 11, 2012 in Victoria – Despite two very hard fought battles, the hosting Camosun College Chargers started their two game weekend series against the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades with a pair of losses. 

The Chargers women came out blasting in front of a packed home crowd who were on their feet cheering on the home team tonight at the PISE gym.  Camosun jumped to an early 11-4 lead in the first set before UFV called a time out to change the momentum which did not deter the Chargers who took the set 25-21.  The second set could not have been a closer contest with the two teams going head to head with one spectacular rally after another.  Camosun once again prevailed and n elated home crowd cheered the Chargers on to a 28-26 win.  UFV made a strong comeback in the third winning the set 25-13.  In the fourth set, Camosun gave up a great opportunity to win the match by losing their 9-1 lead and succumbing to the Cascades 21-25.  With the exception of one tie at 11 all, UFV maintained the lead for the majority of the fifth winning 15-13 and captured the match.  Despite the loss, Camosun put forth an impressive performance taking  the nation’s No. 4 ranked team to five sets.

Women’s Final Score

UFV 3 – 2 Camosun

(22-25, 26-28, 25-13, 25-21, 15-13)

This week’s PACWEST Athlete of the Week Hilary Graham (second-year rightside from Courtenay) led the Chargers with 16 kills, 1 ace, 2 stuff blocks and 13 digs.  Second-year leftside Taylor Fedosoff (Nanaimo) also had an outstanding performance with 16 kills and 12 digs.

The Chargers men made a strong start taking the first set 25-20.  A fired-up UFV squad came out swinging in the second to even the score at one game apiece with a 25-18 win.  Camosun bounced back in the third but was not able to progress from a 16-10 lead and allowed the Cascades to come back to take the set 25-23.  The Chargers repeated the pattern in the fourth and were up 9-5 before they eventually fell to their opponents 25-23.

Men’s Final Score

UFV 3 – 1 Camosun  

(20-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-22)

Stats for men not available at this time.

The Chargers volleyball teams play their final home games of the 2011-12 season tomorrow afternoon at PISE.  Camosun meets up with the Cascades one more time at 1pm (Women) and 2:45pm (Men). 

Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.

Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.
Email address
First Name*
We abide by all applicable emailing laws including 100% CAN-SPAM/CASL/US CAN-SPAM Act compliance. No spam!