Volleyball provincials ** wildcard awarded to viu **

March 2nd, 2009

VIU volleyball returned from the 2009 BCCAA Provincial Championships with a Silver and Bronze medal. The women's team produced the silver with an amazing semi-final win over Capilano U Blues, (32-30, 29-27, 18-25, 25-20)
a team that defeated the M's twice in league play.
In the finals the women could not defend their provincial crown going down in defeat to the UBC-O Heat (25-17, 25-19, 25-23). Lindsay McLoughlin and Leigh Dreher were named to the All-Star.
But .... the women will still have a chance to defend their national title, earning a berth as the wildcard entry.
The Nationals is hosted at the Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.


Read more in the NDN
The VIU men fought for the Bronze after a five set marathon loss to the Camosun Chargers in the semi's (16-25, 25-17, 17-25, 25-23, 15-13). UBC-O Heat and VIU went the distance with only a couple points making the difference (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 18-25, 15-13). This time the M's found the magic to finish the match and bring home a medal. Scott Weninger was the player of the game and a tournament All-Star. Coaches comments