PacWest v-ball wrap: Weekend sweeps for Bearcats men, Cascades women

The Columbia Bible College volleyball teams impressed on their home court last weekend.

PacWest v-ball wrap: Weekend sweeps for Bearcats men, Cascades women

The Columbia Bible College volleyball teams impressed on their home court last weekend, winning three of four games against the Capilano Blues.

The Bearcats men, the defending national champions who are currently ranked No. 11 in Canada, swept a pair of games vs. Capilano, winning in four sets on Friday and in three on Saturday. Sophomore outside hitter Will Quiring paced the CBC offence, racking up 21 kills Friday and 12 more Saturday, while middle Danny Grant had eight kills and five blocks Friday. The Bearcats boosted their record to 9-5, good for third place in the PacWest conference.

In women’s action, CBC upset the No. 8 nationally ranked Blues in four sets Friday, marking their first win over the traditional powerhouse since 2008. Capilano, though, bounced back with a straight-sets win Saturday over the Bearcats (5-8).

In other PacWest volleyball action, the University of the Fraser Valley women’s squad continued its terrific campaign, sweeping a pair of home games against the Douglas Royals.

The victories – in three sets Friday and four sets Saturday – improved the Cascades’ record to 14-2, good for first in the PacWest. The UFV women are also ranked No. 4 in Canada.

“We were coming off a long road trip to San Diego,” noted Cascades coach Dennis Bokenfohr. “It had the feel of a road game for sure and we battled through to get the wins.”

The Cascades volleyball men (6-10) fell in four sets both nights to the Royals.