First half grade: B
The defending PACWEST champion VIU Mariners finish the first half of the season winning their last four matches. Over this span they fell in just one set and enter the semester break with an 8-4 record.
They have been lights out at home winning six of their seven matches taking advantage of a heavy home schedule. In the second half they will be on the road in seven of their final 12 matches.
Head Coach Abe Avender has been pleased with his squad so far and gives out his first half PACWEST Report Card.