(ISN) – Despite their efforts and the unwavering support of numerous family and friends, the Camosun College Chargers volleyball teams returned home from the PACWEST Provincial Championships this weekend with no medals in tow.
Entering the Championship seeded fifth, the Chargers women were unable to make it past the first round on Thursday, losing their quarterfinal match to the No. 4 Columbia Bible College Bearcats. Despite an intense and close second set, the Chargers went down in three, 25-20, 28-26, 25-20. Second-year rightside Hilary Graham from Courtenay was named Camosun’s Player of the Game. The women complete the season with a fifth place conference finish.
In men’s quarter-final action, the fifth-seeded Chargers defeated the No. 4 Capilano University Blues in four sets (25-20, 20-25, 25-16, 27-25). The win advanced Camosun to Friday’s semi-final round where the team faced off against the top seeded and No. 2 Nationally ranked VIU Mariners. The Chargers put up a hard fight but fell in four (25-17, 20-25, 25-14, 25-19). The loss shifted the Chargers to the Bronze medal match on Saturday against the third-seeded CBC Bearcats. Although they had a strong start, the Chargers dropped the match 3-1 (15-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-16) with the Bearcats capturing third place. Fourth-year leftside and Chargers team captain Garrett Marcellus earned Player of the Game honors in each of Camosun’s three matches and was awarded a Tournament All-Star. The Chargers men finish the 2011-12 PACWEST season fourth overall.
Find results, recaps, photos and more on the 2012 PACWEST Provincial Volleyball Championship website.