VIU takes provincial GOLD

February 23rd, 2014

The VIU Mariners women’s team showed the crowd at the PACWEST Provincial Championships why they were ranked #1 in the PACWEST and #2 in the CCAA.  The underdog, Capilano Blues came out strong and scored 25 points in the first set but unfortunately lost to the Mariners as they took the first set (27-25).  The Blues battled hard for every point and were playing strong.  They were matching point for point with the Mariners in the second set until Sara Pettersson suffered a season ending knee injury.  The loss of Pettersson was devastating to the Blues and they were unable to stop the Mariners.  VIU took the 2nd and 3rd sets (25-17, 25-16).  Both the Mariners and the Blues will travel to Seneca College for the national championships.  The Blues will represent the PACWEST as the Wild Card.  Congratulations to the VIU Mariners on winning the PACWEST Volleyball Provincial Championships and good luck to both teams at the CCAA Nationals in Toronto, Ontario.  

Players of the Game:

VIU - #1 Tyler Turnball

Provincial Championship All Stars


VIU - #4 Ashley Cousens
VIU - #8 Megan Groenendijk

Provincial Championship MVP

VIU #1 Tylar Turnball