UFV, CBC fall to Island teams

Cascades, Bearcats volleyball clubs make unsuccessful trip to Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island wasn’t a particularly friendly stop over the weekend for Abbotsford-based volleyball teams in the Pacwest.

The UFV Cascades and CBC Bearcats men’s and women’s teams trekked off the Island without a win, dropping all four games to theCamosun Chargers and VIU Mariners respectively.

The Cascades men’s team came close on Saturday, winning the first two sets (25-19, 28-26), but then losing three straight to theundefeated Chargers. The men also lost 3-1 to Camosun on Friday.

Men’s team head coach Kyle Donen said his team had chances to win, but didn’t capitalize.

“We played well at the beginning of every set the first two sets, we took it to them,” he said. “We had our opportunities to put themaway in the third, too. We didn’t put them away the way we needed to; we didn’t execute at key times. All in all, we can’t be toodisappointed about the overall outcome of the weekend. We took the number one team in the country to the brink.”

The men now have a record of four wins and four losses on the season, and are in third place in the Pacwest.

It was a similar story for the UFV women, who held a 2-1 set lead on Camosun, but eventually lost 3-2 on Friday.

Women’s team head coach Mike Gilray said it was a good effort, but it stings to end up with a loss.

“I thought this was the best game we’ve played the entire year,” he said. “It was a two-hour marathon, point for point most of the way,and we got better as a team.”

The Cascades also lost 3-1 on Saturday to fall to two wins and six losses on the season. The women are in fifth place in the seven-teamPacwest.

UFV next travels to Cranbrook to battle the College of the Rockies Avalanche on Friday and Saturday. The Cascades return home on Nov.27 and 28 for games against the Capilano University Blues.

The Bearcats men’s and women’s teams were complete shut out by the Mariners, as VIU won all four games 3-0. The men remain winlessin 10 games in Pacwest competition, while the women have a record of two wins and eight losses.

CBC has a bye week this weekend, and return home on Nov. 27 and 28 to host the Douglas College Royals.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits super fan celebrates 100th birthday

Abbotsford resident Gladys Sautter surprised by Bandits representatives on big day

Abbotsford Police remind drivers that school speed zones are back in effect

With partial reopening of schools on June 1, drivers cautioned to slow down

FVRD flooding evacuation alerts in effect

Unprotected areas affected include parts of Morris Valley Road and Lougheed Highway

Cyclist in his 50s victim of fatal crash near Hope Thursday

Police have ruled out speed, impairment as factors after a tractor-trailer struck a man in his 50s

Five Menno Place teams recognized for work during pandemic

Abbotsford seniors’ campus of care acknowledges staff efforts

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

New platform allows readers to make a one-time or ongoing donation to support local journalism

Two more COVID-19 cases reported by Langley long term care facility

One resident, one staffer have tested positive for the coronavirus

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

Suspect sought in alleged assault, hate crime on Metro Vancouver bus: transit police

The woman then allegedly punched the teenager in the head multiple times

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Trans Mountain starts B.C. leg of pipeline twinning project

Mostly finished in Alberta, Burnaby terminal expanding

Most Read