B. grydeland bccaa athlete of week

February 2nd, 2009

Congrats Britt .....This past weekend the Mariners took on two teams who were both fighting hard for playoff positioning. On Friday the Mariners took on a very determined UFV team.  The Mariners stood only 2 points up on the Cascades who put up a very strong challenge. VIU’s offence has been historically strong on the outsides, but Britt’s strong play allowed the Mariner’s to score points in runs through the middle. The Middle attack is an area that UFV defends well but Britt was able to tally up 8 kills as well as adding a block and an ace to contribute 10 offensive points in only 4 sets. Britt continued her strong play on Saturday tallying up 6 more kills, 4 stuff blocks for another 10 offensive points in only 3 sets. Britt’s presence in the middle made both teams this weekend pay attention to her which in turn allowed some open swings for the rest of the Mariner players.