After a four-set loss on Friday evening, the CapU women’s volleyball team showed resilience on Saturday when they battled back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a five-set win and a series split with the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in Abbotsford.
After getting down early in each of the first two sets on Saturday and failing to come back, the Blues turned the corner in the third game and took an early seven-point lead – which they carried to a 25-17 win. The Blues continued their strong play in the fourth, taking advantage of some UFV miscues to even up the match with a 25-16 win.
The fifth set remained all Capilano, as they comfortably finished off the comeback with a 15-9 score in the final frame.
The Blues received solid contributions from across the board in the game, as 11 different players played at least two sets. Trina Ewashkiw paced the CapU offence with 28 assists, while Isabela Lima racked up 12 kills on a .360 percentage. She also added 11 digs, while Tracy Ewashkiw led the team in that category with 14. Meghan Koven also had a strong game with four aces, four digs, and three blocks.
On Friday night, the Cascades delivered a 3-1 win over the Blues. UFV won the first set 25-20 before Capilano answered to tie things up with a 25-20 win of their own, but the home side regrouped in the final two frames to take them 25-18 and 25-13 to earn the four-set victory.
Tyneille Neufeld led the Blues on offence, recording 11 kills and also 14 assists. Koven had three blocks on defense, while Zoe Mydansky also recorded a pair.
Now 2-2 on the young season, Capilano gets back underway on October 26 and 27 when they host the College of the Rockies at the Sportsplex in North Vancouver, with first serve at 6:00pm on both Thursday and Friday.