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Capilano splits with CBC

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

After a win over the Columbia Bible College Bearcats on Thursday evening, the Capilano women’s volleyball team fell in five sets on Saturday, giving them a weekend split on the road in Abbotsford.

The Blues dropped the first set of the series on Thursday 15-18, but responded with a convincing 25-15 win in the second frame. CapU kept the ball rolling after that, taking the pivotal third set 25-13 and then closing out the match with a 25-18 win in the fourth.

Second-year setter Trina Ewashkiw paced the Capilano offence with 36 assists and four aces, and Tyneille Neufeld had the team-high in kills with 15 on a 0.355 hitting percentage. The Blues attacked at a 0.323 rate on the evening, while CBC had a -0.010 mark.

On defense, Isabela Lima and Anika Kolybaba tied for the team lead in digs with eight apiece, while Mackenzy Sparks-Guest and Zoe Mydansky each had three of the team’s 10 total blocks.

After a night off on Friday, the teams squared off again on Saturday – when CBC exacted some revenge. The first four sets mirrored each other: the Blues won the first set 25-18 before the Bearcats took the next by the same score, and after Capilano won the third set 25-19, the score again flipped when CBC won the fourth 25-19.

In the fifth and final frame, the Bearcats jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back, as they closed out the set 15-8.

Neufeld again had 15 kills in the game, while Tracy Ewashkiw and Emma Schill tied for the team lead in digs with 15. Kolybaba had three blocks and two aces, and Mydansky also added two aces.

Capilano now sits at 4-6 through five weeks of PACWEST play and is in fifth in the conference. The team is back at home this weekend when they host the Camosun College Chargers on Friday and Saturday night in the Sportsplex. First serve is at 6:00pm on November 17 and 1:00pm on the 18th.