(ISN) – 2015 PACWEST Volleyball Championships hosted by Camosun College Thursday, February 26 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence
Match #3 – Women’s Quarter Final
University of the Fraser Valley (#4) vs. College of the Rockies Avalanche (#5)
Start Time: 6pm
Final Score: COTR 3- 2 UFV (25-23, 17-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-8)
Avalanche avert Quarter Final Knock-out
The fifth-seeded COTR Avalanche executed a feisty five-set victory against the #4 Fraser Valley Cascades to cement a spot in tomorrow’s Semi Final match-up with the top seeded Camosun College Chargers. Collecting tonight’s loss, Fraser Valley finishes their season fifth.
“Our game plan was to be consistent in our attacking, to play clean and to serve our opponents off the court,” comments first-year COTR AVS Head Coach Andrew Zurrin. “In tomorrow’s match-up with Camosun, we’re going to have close the blocks against their fast attack … they’re the fastest in the league. We’ll also need to find a way to dig those balls and then counter-attack.”
Fourth-year Avalanche leftside Kelsey Thompson (Vernon, BC) earned Player of the Match for her all-around outstanding performance. The 5’7″ PACWEST 1st Team All-Star led her team to victory with 19 offensive points (13 kills, 5 aces and 1 block). Second-year Monique Huber was selected as Player of the Match for Fraser Valley. Monique dominated from the middle to produce 6 kills, 2 blocks and 3 aces for the Cascades.
“Tomorrow, we are going to play our game and play together,” says Kelsey Thompson about facing the Chargers in Friday’s Semi Final .
Up next is Men’s Match #4, Men’s Quarter Final at 8pm:
Columbia Bible College Bearcats (#4) vs. University of the Fraser Valley (#5)