Men's Volleyball vs UFVCBC

November 7th, 2010

vs UFV - Friday, November 5th

Final Match Score: VIU 3-1 UFV

Game Scores: 25-17; 25-22; 21-25; 25-22

Kill Leaders:  Lee Hamilton 13 Kills

                     Rylan Brouwer (Rookie) 12 Kills

                     Greg Howe 8 Kills; 2.29 passing average

Other Key stats: Marc LeMercier 7 Kills; 5 blocks

                         Team - 15 blocks

vs CBC - Saturday, November 6th

Final Match Score: VIU 0-3 CBC

Game Scores: 18-25; 22-25; 22-25

Kill Leaders:  Lee Hamilton 10 Kills

                    Rylan Brouwer (Rookie) 6 Kills

                    Greg Howe 6 Kills; 3 digs

Other Key stats: Marc LeMercier/Nigel Proch 4 digs


This weekend, the Mariners were on the road visiting Abbotsford to play matches against University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, and Columbia Bible College Bearcats.  On Friday night versus the Cascades, the Mariners had a strong showing, controlling the match in the first two sets. Greg Howe, second year power hitter, started the match with excellent passing and a few timely kills that charged the Mariners to a 25-17 first set win. Passing continued to be strong as Ryan Thibault was able to find middles, Lee Hamilton (13 kills, 1 block) and Mark LeMercier (7 kills, 5 blocks) as they drove the offence for the rest of the match.  The third set saw the Mariners with some different faces on the court and a strong start to the set with a 10-5 lead. A few costly errors and inconsistent play led to the Mariners losing the third set 21-25. The fourth set saw the Mariners go back to their "horses" to finish the match 25-22. Another standout for the Mariners on Friday night was Rylan Brouwer with 12 kills and 2 blocks.


Saturday afternoon, the Mariners ran into a tough Bearcats team.  Lack of passing and defense put the Mariners behind in the first set, allowing the Bearcats to pull away and take the first set 25-18. The second and third sets saw more fight from the Mariners, with libero Brennan Veeken directing traffic in serve receive with consistent passing.  The Mariners went on to lose both the second and third sets 25-22. Co-Coaches Abe Avender and Rob Barcelos believe that errors were the leading cause in the loss. " We aren't taking anything away from the Bearcats, they are a great team, but we made over 30 errors. You can't expect to beat a team when you are giving them half the match on your own mistakes. It's early in the season, so we expect some errors, but just not that many." 


The Mariners will look to correct their errors and make some minor adjustments this week as they prepare to take on the Douglas Royals and Capilano Blues on the road next weekend.

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