VIU v-ball jumps into top spot

Vancouver Island University’s men (5-1) swept a pair of matches against the Fraser Valley Cascades on Friday and Saturday at the VIU gym.

VIU Mariners volleyball players Ryan Marcellus

VIU Mariners volleyball players Ryan Marcellus

VIU’s men’s volleyball team aced another test this past weekend to climb to top spot in the PacWest.

Vancouver Island University’s men (5-1) swept a pair of matches against the Fraser Valley Cascades on Friday and Saturday at the VIU gym, winning 25-14, 25-23, 15-25, 16-25, 16-14 and then 25-19, 27-25, 25-21.

VIU’s women (2-4) lost Friday night by scores of 25-14, 25-23, 25-17, but won Saturday afternoon’s rematch, 25-14, 24-26, 25-17, 25-15.

The Mariners volleyball teams now have a bye week. Their next Pacific Western Athletic Association action is Nov. 14-15, when they visit the College of the Rockies Avalanche in Cranbrook.