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Blues suffer loss on home court

Blues suffer loss on home court

CJ Pentland, CapU Sports Information Director

The Capilano University Blues women’s volleyball team couldn’t get back to their winning ways on Saturday afternoon in North Vancouver, suffering a 3-0 sweep at the hands of the CCAA #12 ranked Camosun College Chargers.

The strong serving of the Chargers kept the Blues on their heels throughout the contest, as the home side couldn’t find consistency on offence. Camosun recorded 10 aces in the contest, compared to four for CapU.

After dropping the opening frame 25-18, CapU responded with a strong start in the second. Powered by the play of Meghan Koven who moved from libero to outside hitter, the Blues opened up a four-point lead midway through the frame. However, Camosun hung around and clawed back to tie the score at 19 before taking control – closing out a 25-20 set victory with two service aces.

Camosun carried their high-powered attack into the third, not allowing the Blues to force a fourth set like they did yesterday. The visitors from Victoria staked an early 7-1 lead, and a pair of CapU timeouts couldn’t help stem the tide – with the Blues falling in straight sets after dropping a 25-12 decision.

The Blues fall to 3-13 on the season, and now head on the road for a two-game series against the College of the Rockies Avalanche in Cranbrook. CapU and COTR split their prior series back in October, and COTR is currently two points ahead of the Blues for fifth spot in the PACWEST. Game times are at 5:00pm PST on January 25 and 12:00pm PST on January 26; the games can be viewed on pacwestbc.tv.