Capilano Earns Bronze at PACWEST Volleyball Championships

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With Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

Saanich, BC (ISN) – The Capilano Blues captured the bronze medal on the Women’s side at the 2015 PACWEST Volleyball Championships, by sweeping the College of the Rockies Avalanche 25-16, 25-14 and 25-19 at the PISE Gymnasium at Camosun College on Saturday afternoon.

Members of the Capilano Blues belt out the National Anthem prior to their Bronze Medal win (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)

The #2 Capilano Blues were no match for the 5th seeded Avalanche, who finished fourth with the loss.

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College of the Rockies Kelsey Thompson (7) goes for the spike past Capilano’s Danae Shephard (14) and Kira Sutcliffe (5) (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)

“I’m very proud of the team … to come in today and play as consistent as they did after last night’s match is impressive in itself,” commented Capilano Head Coach Cal Wohlford. “It was a great opportunity for the athletes to show the hours of work they’ve been dedicated to putting in, and to do it in this type of facility … what a great venue.”

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Capilano’s Alexis Sebok (9) looks to tip the ball over the block of the Avalanche’s Allison Pepper (11) and Kendra Hainsworth (12) (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)

First-year Capilano athlete Danae Shephard led the Blues to Bronze with her dominant play in the middle and 11 offensive points (4 kills, 5 blocks, 2 aces), earning Player of the Match.

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The Avalanche’s Alyssa Rundberg (1) looks to drill a spike between the block of Capilano’s Sarah Hughes (15) and Kolby Richter (13) (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN)

Fourth-year leftside Kelsey Thompson was Player of the Match for the Avalanche. Kelsey stepped up to dominate the third set for both teams and made 9 kills, 1 ace and 5 digs over the match.

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