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Comeback falls short against Camosun

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

CJ Pentland, CapU Sports Information Director

The Capilano University Blues women’s volleyball team hung tough with the CCAA #12 ranked Camosun College Chargers on Friday night in North Vancouver, but couldn’t overcome a two-set deficit and dropped a 3-1 decision.

The first two sets were close throughout, with CapU knocking on the door but unable to claim the lead. Down 19-15 in the first the Blues rattled off four straight points out of a timeout to knot the score at 19, forcing Camosun into a timeout of their own. The teams then traded points to make it 22-22, before the Chargers pulled together to win the final three points and take the opening set 25-22.

The second frame followed a similar script, as the Blues clawed away at an early deficit to bring themselves to within one at 23-22 – but the Chargers again pulled through with another 25-22 decision.

Camosun looked poised to make it an early night, jumping out to a 7-1 lead in the third. CapU didn’t go quietly, though, chipping away to tie the score at 21 and persevering down the stretch – with a kill by Jaylene Lucas delivering a 25-23 win that extended the match.

The Blues built up a lead in the fourth but couldn’t continue their strong play, as Camosun got back in the game thanks to strong serving. CapU couldn’t find another late answer, dropping the fourth frame 25-19 and falling in four sets.

The loss drops CapU to 3-12 on the season, and they remain in sixth in the PACWEST. The two teams will square off again on Saturday afternoon in North Vancouver; first serve goes at 1:00pm at the Centre for Sport and Wellness.