Brent Mutis, CapU Sport Information & Compliance Officer
The Capilano University women's volleyball team came away with a pair of losses after a trip to B.C.'s capital.
The Blues dropped matches by scores of 3-1 Friday and 3-0 on Saturday to Camosun College. CapU's record fell to 5-12, putting them sixth in the PACWEST standings while Camosun moved to 12-5 which sees them in second.
Chargers standouts Maddison Yule and Mika Yamada dazzled in Friday's opening match as they racked up 18 and 20 kills respectively. Both players hit over .400 for the match.
After dropping the opening set, CapU needed extra points to claim the second set. Camosun head coach Brent Hall called a timeout after the Blues built a 21-16 lead and the Chargers responded, scoring five straight points out of the timeout to tie it at 21. The teams swapped points from there but it was a pair Daphiny Kung kills that sealed the set 26-24 for the Blues.
Eva Nagata had one of her best performances of the season for the Blues with 14 points of total offence from 12 kills and two aces. Meghan Koven had eight kills and eight digs and remains the Blues leader in those categories. The rest of the Blues attack was held relatively in check as Camosun demonstrated a formidable presence at the net, accumulating five blocks between Yamada, Yule, Grace Kazanowski and Bella McKimmie.
Another bright spot for the Blues was first-year middle Aimee Tilley who matched season highs with two solo blocks and an ace.
On Saturday, Capilano hung tough in the first two frames but didn't have much left in the third as they went down in straight sets. The Blues held a 15-7 edge at one point in the first set but the Chargers then rattled off six consecutive points to regain control. The Blues started well in the second set and held a lead as late as 22-21 but a pair of kills from Camosun's Hannah May clinched it for the home side.
Next up for the Blues is a Thursday-Friday home-and-home set with Columbia Bible College (CBC). Capilano travels to CBC's Abbotsford campus on Thursday for a 6 p.m. start and returns home to the Centre for Sport and Wellness for a 6 p.m. rematch on Friday.