CapU falls to Camosun, earns weekend split

CapU falls to Camosun, earns weekend split

After the Capilano University Blues men's volleyball team swept Camosun on Friday, the Chargers exacted some revenge with a straight-sets win of their own on Saturday in North Vancouver.

Much like last night, all three sets were evenly matched and went down to the wire, but instead it was Camosun who came out on top in each frame. The high-powered attacks of each team often caused troubles for the opponent's passing game, but both sides showed brilliance on both offence and defense during some long rallies.

The Chargers took the first frame 25-23, but Capilano looked poised to take the second when they took a late lead on a Justin Yee service run. Yet Camosun regrouped down the stretch, and with score knotted at 24 they took the next two points to win it 26-24.

The third set again went the distance and beyond, and again Camosun used their high-powered attack to close out the match 28-26.

Camosun significantly improved their play at the net after Friday's loss, attacking at 0.247 percentage compared to a 0.190 rate for Capilano, and tallying eight blocks compared to two for CapU. 

Kevin Chiu led the Blues with 15 kills on the afternoon, while Yee also hit double digits with 10. Jonathan Lee again posted a game-high 12 digs, and Yee had three aces. Jerome Cross led Camosun on offence with 21 kills over the three sets. 

The Blues fall to 10-2 on the regular season, but currently remain in first place in the PACWEST with 20 points. The team won't be back in action until the New Year, as their next games are at home on January 5 and 6 against Columbia Bible College.