Mariners face off against Royals

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island University Mariners men’s volleyball team sits second in the PacWest

Vancouver Island University Mariners men’s volleyball team sits second in the PacWest after splitting games against College of the Rockies this past weekend.

The men’s team lost in three straight sets Friday, before bouncing back on Saturday to win in three sets.

The Mariners are just two points out of first place, trailing the Douglas College Royals. The two teams meet this weekend in Nanaimo at VIU’s gym, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21) and 3 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 22).

The women’s team will be back in action this weekend as well after also splitting their games against the  College of the Rockies.

The Mariners women won their first game on Friday with three matches to two before losing on Saturday in three straight sets.

The women’s team plays Douglas College Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. at VIU. The Royals sit in fifth spot in the PacWest, two points ahead of the sixth-place Mariners team.

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