Brent Mutis, CapU Sport Information & Compliance Officer
The way the Capilano Blues women's volleyball team played Friday night to close out the first half of the schedule, it's too bad they have to wait 43 days for their next match.
The Blues had probably their most impressive win this season to date, a 3-0 triumph (set scores were 25-20, 25-23 and 26-24) over the visiting University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades who came into the night eight points higher in the PACWEST standings.
Taking advantage of a few early UFV errors while getting kills from across the front line, the Blues took 15 of the first 20 points and never looked back despite a run of five-straight Cascades points midway through the opening set.
Blues fifth-year captain Meghan Koven had 12 kills and 10 digs en route to 14 points of total offence and said playing again soon would be ideal after the positive results Friday night.
"It sucks that we don’t have any more games coming up because then we can’t bring that to the next week but it’s really nice to know that we did so well and can do so well for the next games in January," said the local product from North Vancouver.
Daphiny Kung also had a big night, getting into double digits in total offence for the second-straight game with 11 points. The first-year Blues outside hitter had nine kills and 13 digs while also serving up two aces. Eva Nagata had 13 kills to lead the way while Jaylene Lucas chipped in four.
Kelsey Towers topped 30 assists for the sixth time this season despite getting just three sets to work with.
"It’s really awesome to leave the first semester on a positive note," said Koven. "It really validates that we trust our systems and we trust each other.
"I’m really proud of how everyone played tonight."
CapU goes into the exam and holiday break with wins in two of their last three matches, both of which were straight sets victories. They'll return to the floor at the Centre for Sport and Wellness on Saturday, Jan. 11 with the College of the Rockies dropping in.