Great Volleyball !!

November 21st, 2010

 Outstanding volleyball was played Saturday afternoon between the Mariners and the Heat. The Mariner women got things going with impressive serving and passing, defeating the Heat 3-1 . This is the first loss of the year for the Heat and the Mariners remain undfeated. The men went up 2-0 before the Heat found their groove winning in 5.
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Final Match Score: VIU 2-3 UBC-O

Game Scores: 25-19; 25-17; 19-25; 23-25; 11-15

Kill Leaders: Nigel Proch 8 Kills

                     Lee Hamilton 19 Kills

                     Rylan Brouwer 16 Kills

                     Joe Holder 14 Kills

Other Key stats: Marc Camenzind – 2.34 passing average; 14 digs

                           Lee Hamilton – 4 blocks, 3 digs

                           Ryan Thibault – 50 assists 9 digs

                           Joe Holder - 3 aces, 9 digs

                           Mark LeMercier – 5 blocks


This past weekend, the Mariners took on the UBC-O Heat at home in what was going to be a great test for the Mariners.  Over the last few weeks, the Mariners have changed looks, with new players taking on new roles and stepping into different positions. Saturday’s match against the Heat started off just as the Mariners had hoped … lots of intensity, defensive fire and few errors. The Mariners battled with the Heat in the first set to take an early 1-0 lead with a 25-19 victory in the first set. Lee Hamilton (middle) and Joe Holder (left side) provided the spark that the Mariners needed if they were going to play with the No. 3 team in the country.  The Mariners continued to put the pressure on the Heat as their fire and intensity continued through the second set. The Heat had no answer for Mariner left sides Rylan Brouwer or Joe Holder as they put the ball away at will.  At 17-15 in the second set for the Mariners, they were called out of rotation and lost a point they had gained on the wrong server, leading to what was thought to be a change in momentum.  The Mariners put it behind them quickly with a kill from Joe Holder and went on to cruise through the second set 25-17.  The third set saw the Heat push back with a 25-19 victory and a 2-1 VIU set lead.  The fourth set saw a battle of big hitters with the Heat’s Niemantsverdriet, Speijer and Howe going toe to toe with VIU’s Holder, Hamilton and Brouwer. The Heat prevailed and took the fourth set as well 25-23. The fifth set was a battle. After winning the first two sets and seeing the Heat coming on strong in the last two, the Mariners had to put on a strong showing to beat the Heat.    Unfortunately, the Heat won the fifth set 15-11.


“It’s disappointing that we lost, but we know we can play with the best teams in the province and in the country. We had a great start from our lineup, highlighted by Marc Camenzind’s strong performance at libero, as well as Nigel Proch as he stepped into the ride side position.”  This week the Mariners focus on College of the Rockies who make the long trip from Cranbrook. Play starts at 6pm on Friday night with the women at 6pm followed by the men at 7:45pm. Saturday sees the two teams match up again at 1 and 2:45pm.