Blues return from the Island with two wins

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

The Capilano University Blues women’s volleyball team travelled to Vancouver Island and returned with a pair of wins, sweeping their two-game series with the Camosun College Chargers in Victoria this past weekend.

CapU dropped the opening set of Friday’s game 25-20, but didn’t lose another game after that all weekend. The Blues responded with a 25-23 win in the second set and didn’t look back from there, winning a convincing 25-15 decision in the third. Then with things tied at 22 in the fourth, they won the next three points – with Isabela Lima delivering a match-ending ace.

Emma Schill had a game-high 15 kills in the match, while Lima had 13 to go along with 15 digs and three aces. On defence, Tracy Ewashkiw tallied 19 digs, and Anika Kolybaba recorded a season-high six blocks.

The Blues took care of business in straight-sets on Saturday afternoon, with the last two games going down to the wire. CapU won the first frame 25-18, and led for most of the second until Camosun went on a run to go ahead 22-21. Yet Capilano responded and won the next three points to go up by two, and then won the set 25-23 on a Camosun service error. The third set was also evenly-matched, but CapU pulled away down the stretch to secure the sweep with a 25-22 decision.

Schill again led the Blues offence with 12 kills, while Zoe Dendes and Trina Ewashkiw split the setter duties and spread the offence around. Eleven different players saw the court in the game, with 10 recording at least one dig and eight tallying at least one kill. CapU also had 11 blocks, with Koven and Courtney Becker each recording three.

The two wins improve Capilano to 13-9 on the season and keeps them in fourth place in the PACWEST with 26 points. The #11-ranked Blues now head into their last weekend of the regular season, as they head to New Westminster to face the #1-ranked team in the CCAA, Douglas College. The Blues and Royals split their previous two match-ups back in October; the games for this series are at 6:00pm on Friday and 5:00pm on Saturday.