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CapU drops two in Abbotsford

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

The Capilano University Blues women’s volleyball couldn’t get back to their winning ways this past weekend, dropping a pair of decisions to the #9 ranked University of the Fraser Valley Cascades on the road in Abbotsford.

CapU took the opening set 25-14 in Friday’s contest, but UFV answered back with a narrow 25-23 win in the second to even the match. The Cascades then didn’t look back, taking the next two games 25-11 to close out a 3-1 win.

Jaylene Lucas had a team-high seven kills in the contest to go along with five service aces and two block assists. Meghan Koven had 12 digs, while both Sarah Curleigh and Vanesa Gatto had eight apiece.

The Blues fell 3-1 again on Saturday, as a comeback effort fell short. After dropping the first two sets by 25-20 scores, CapU opened up a 10-point lead in the third set and won the frame 25-20 to extend the match. The visitors were then on the verge of forcing a fifth set, leading 24-23 in the fourth, but UFV rallied to win the next three points and close out the match.

Four players posted double-figures in digs, with Koven leading the way with 15 and Curleigh and Kelsey Towers each recording 14. Koven and Curleigh tied for the team lead in kills with seven apiece, and Courtney Becker had two solo blocks and two block assists.

Capilano slides to 3-7 on the season and sits in fifth place in the PACWEST through six weeks of play. They’ll close out the 2018 portion of the season with a home-and-home series against #4 ranked Douglas College; the opening game is on Friday, November 23 in New Westminster, and the second leg goes Sunday, November 25 at 6:00pm in the Centre for Sport and Wellness in North Vancouver.