Going for GOLD

February 22nd, 2017

The top ranked VIU Mariners made quick work of the Douglas College Royals in Friday night’s semi-final with three-set sweep; 31-29, 25-19 and 25-19.

Following the massive first set, the Mariners took control while the Royals were still trying to get over the heartbreaker.

PACWEST Player of the Year Braydon Brouwer finished with 19 kills to lead the Mariners.   Setter Ryan Marcellus was named the Player of the Match after quarterbacking the offence.

With the win the Mariners punch their ticket to the CCAA National championship in London in two weeks regardless of what happens tomorrow.

They will now face the Camosun Chargers in the men’s gold medal match on Saturday at 8:00pm.

The Royals will play for a PACWEST bronze medal Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm when they meet the #2 UFV Cascades

WATCH live on SHAW TV

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The second women’s semi-final featured a rematch of last year’s PACWEST gold medal match as the top seeded VIU Mariners faced the defending champion COTR Avalanche.

It’s a match-up the Mariners had been looking forward to all season and they made no mistake taking out the Avalanche in a three-set sweep.  Once the Mariners jumped out 7-3 in the first set, they never looked back.   They took the match 25-22, 25-16 and 25-12.

First Team All-Star Mikayla Wagner led the way with 19 kills, while Kelsey Hutt scored 16 digs and Amanda Dobbyn collected five blocks.

The Mariners will play for PACWEST gold tomorrow night at 6:00pm when they take on the second seeded Douglas College Royals.  The winner will head to Victoria on March 8th and play for the CCAA National gold at Camosun College.

The Avalanche will face the Capilano Blues for the PACWEST bronze medal at 1:00pm on Saturday.