Blues fall twice to Camosun

Photo Paul Yates / Vancouver Sports Pictures
Photo Paul Yates / Vancouver Sports Pictures

The Capilano University Blues men’s volleyball team stumbled in a pair of matches against the Camosun College Chargers this past weekend in Victoria, losing both games of a weekend series for the first time this season.

The Blues dropped the opening set of Friday’s contest 25-17, but responded to even things up with a 25-19 victory in the second frame. Camosun answered back to win the third set 25-20, and then took over in the fourth with a 25-11 decision to close out the match.

Capilano attacked at only a 0.098 hitting percentage in the game, as they committed 26 errors compared to 35 kills. Sameh Khodr had a team-high nine kills, while Jonathan Lee and Justin Yee both tallied 12 digs.

Saturday’s game again belonged to Camosun, as they took control in each frame en route to a straight-sets win. The Blues again struggled on offence, posting a 0.060 hitting percentage and recording just one ace compared to eight service errors. Khodr again tallied the most kills with 10.

The losses drop CapU to 17-5 on the season, and determines that they’ll finish the season in second place. Ranked #7 in the CCAA, they will close out their regular season with games against the Douglas College Royals on Friday and Saturday night in New Westminster.

The PACWEST Championships are February 22-24 at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, and Capilano has secured a first-round bye to Friday’s semi-final as the #2 seed.