January 27, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Camosun Chargers volleyball teams provided fans with two very exciting matches Saturday, earning their second split in this weekend’s double header against the Fraser Valley Cascades.
The Chargers women demonstrated their credibility as one of the country’s key contenders in this afternoon’s 2 hour battle against the nation’s #1 team, starting the day with an exciting 2-0 lead before forcing the top squad to five hard-hitting sets. Despite falling in sets 3 and 4, Camosun emerged in the fifth to fight their opponents to the finish with the final set ending 20-18 in favor of the Cascades. 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 Chargers are 7-11 with today’s results; the Cascades move up to 17-1.
Women’s Final Score
UFV 3-2 Camosun
(20-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-17, 20-18)
Today’s men’s match was a four-set see-saw battle with both teams vying for victory. While the match could have gone either way, Camosun prevailed in the final stretches of the last three sets, edging out their opponents to capture their 11th win of the season. With 18 matches in the books, UFV falls to 2-16. Fifth-year rightside Andrew Inglis led Camosun to today’s win scoring 20 points (4 aces, 15 kills and 1 block). Third-year leftside Jeremy Finn made another impressive performance with his 15 points (13 kills and 2 blocks) and 16 digs.
Next weekend, the Chargers volleyball teams travel to Abbotsford to take on the Columbia Bible Bearcats (Fri 6&8pm, Sat 1&3pm). The Chargers basketball teams are also on the road going up against the Langara College Falcons (Fri 6&8pm) and the Douglas College Royals (Sat 1&3pm).
Men’s Final Score
Camosun 3-1 UFV
(21-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-22)