The Royals took care of business on Super Sunday with a three-set sweep over the visiting Chargers. Emma Schill had a great match with 12 kills and 10 digs. Grace McGilliveray chipped in with nine kills and Trisha He added to her PACWEST leading digs with another 14.
The Chargers offence was led by Mika Yamada and Rayelle Zacharuk who each tallied nine kills.
With the win on Sunday the Royals move to .500 with a 10-10 record and sit solely in third place in the standings, still 10 points back of the Chargers (15-7) for second and just two up on the COTR Avalanche (9-13).
Douglas Royals 3 – 25-20, 25-21, 25-17
Camosun Chargers 0
The Royals earned the weekend sweep over the Chargers winning all three matches. They were led by their two primary weapons as both Max Haronga and Reid Marriott each struck for 13 kills. Haronga added 11 digs. Setter Jared Collin was impressive quarterbacking the offence with 48 assists. With the sweep the Royals (16-4) move into a three-way tie for first place in the standings with the idle Capilano Blues and VIU Mariners with four matches to play in the regular season.
Despite the loss not much changes for the Chargers (12-10) who sit solely in fourth place, a comfortable 12 points up on the COTR Avalanche (6-16). They didn’t have much of an answer for the Royals on Sunday with Ty Moorman collecting a team high seven kills.
VIU Mariners 3 – 25-17, 25-27, 25-17, 25-22
CBC Bearcats 1
The Mariners winning streak reaches 12 after a four set victory on Saturday over the CBC Bearcats, led by Jeff Webb and his 12 kills and 13 digs. Dario De Queiroz-Pereira added 11 kills and Ted Graveson collected 10.
The Bearcats on the other side of the net were led by Jackson Anderson and his 12 kills and 11 digs and Noah Boulus added 10.
Next week the Mariners (16-4) will host the Capilano Blues (16-4) in a first place showdown while the Bearcats (1-19) play a home and home with the Douglas Royals (15-4).