PACWEST Men’s Volleyball Week 5 Weekend Recap

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Photo courtesy of Northfield Photography

FRIDAY RECAP:

VIU Mariners 3 – 25-22, 25-23, 25-16
COTR Avalanche 0

Friday night the Mariners protected their home court with a three-set sweep over the visiting Avalanche. They were led by Ted Graveson and Braydon Brouwer who each tallied nine kills. In all six different players recorded at least one kill.

The Avalanche meanwhile were led by Caleb Peters who tallied 16 kills and five digs and Vittor Mateus collected 32 assists.

Capilano Blues 3 – 25-16, 25-23, 25-21
UFV Cascades 0

The Blues executed a great road match led by Rafael Hilario with his 10 kills. As usual setter Simon Friesen provided the excellent leadership in the middle with 30 assists, an ace and two digs.

Landon Uy was back in the lineup for the Cascades, but it didn’t help overall. He collected 13 kills and three digs to lead their offence.

Douglas Royals 3 – 25-19, 25-15, 26-24
CBC Bearcats 0

The Royals kept Friday’s sweep trend in tact with a three-set sweep over the visiting Bearcats. The Royals demonstrated a well balanced offence led by Reid Marriott and his 13 kills. Both Matt Shand and Rajan Gill each had 11 kills and Shand added 13 digs. In all, eight players scored points for the home side.

The Bearcats offence only collected 22 kills, seven of which came from Noah Bouius.

SATURDAY RECAP:

Capilano Blues 3 – 22-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-14
UFV Cascades 1

The Blues completed the weekend home and home sweep over the Cascades on Saturday night. They were able to manufacture 43 kills in the match led by the 15 from Rafael Hilario and the 10 collected by Ben Friesen against his old teammates. Setter Simon Friesen added another 38 assists in the victory.

The Cascades once again were led by Landon Uy and his 12 kills while Shubdeep Wander added nine.

Camosun Chargers 3 – 24-26, 25-16, 25-18, 17-25, 15-5
COTR Avalanche 2

Saturday night the Chargers just barely held off the Avalanche in Victoria winning in a fifth and deciding set. The Chargers offence went through Vitor Pereira who had 21 kills and four digs. The next highest Charger was Brendan Folkerts who had eight kills.

The Avs pushed the match to the limit, but fell short in the fifth set. Caleb Peters collected 17 kills and five service aces.