The Capilano women’s volleyball earned a straight-sets victory over the Camosun College Chargers on Saturday afternoon in the Sportsplex, securing a weekend sweep and sending the Blues into the winter break on a winning note.
After a five-set victory on Friday night, the Blues took control early on in the rematch and built up a comfortable lead in the first set. Camosun made a late push in the frame to cut the deficit down to one, but the Blues kept their composure and took it 25-22.
Camosun turned the tables in the second set and were up by as many as six, but CapU chipped away. With strong serves that put the Chargers on their heels, the Blues tied the game up at 24-24 before rallying late to win a 28-26 decision.
“I think this weekend we showed a lot of character, fighting and being down and coming back,” said head coach Cal Wohlford. “Especially today we showed a lot of character by not letting go. We started off well, and then we gave a rash away [in the second set], but then we really bore down and focused to get back into it, and I think we stole that set.”
The third set featured more close play, yet in the end it was Capilano who controlled the game late and finished off the game in straight-sets with a 25-23 win.
“In the end, and especially in the fifth set on Friday, the girls started to let loose a little more – starting to play with a bit more passion. And I thought that we brought that more today,” said Wohlford. “We’re a good serving team, and sometimes with serving aggressive you miss serves, but it really put a lot of pressure on Camosun’s passing, which really made a difference in generating opportunities to get digs.”
Tracy Ewashkiw led the defensive effort with 18 digs, while Tyneille Neufeld had 17 and Anika Kolybaba recorded 13. In the service game, CapU delivered 11 aces compared to only eight errors, with Kolybaba tallying four and Neufeld adding three.
Also on offence, Neufeld led the Blues in kills with 15, and Isabela Lima had nine on a 0.429 hitting percentage.
Capilano moves back to .500 with the win, and sits at fourth in the PACWEST at 6-6. They’ll now have six weeks off before their season gets back underway in the New Year, as their next games are at home on January 5 and 6 against Columbia Bible College.