VIU volleyball returns from bye

Vancouver Island University’s volleyball teams enjoyed a break from the Pacific Western Athletic Association schedule over the long weekend.

The VIU Mariners will try to regain their momentum after a bye week.

Vancouver Island University’s volleyball teams enjoyed a break from the Pacific Western Athletic Association schedule over the long weekend. They resume PacWest play on Friday (Feb. 12) and Saturday in the Kootenays against the College of the Rockies Avalanche.

VIU’s women go into the final stretch of the season in good shape, needing to win just two of their four matches to clinch first place and the No. 1 playoff seed.

“It’s a goal of ours to finish first, so we’ve got the vision of winning two out of our last four, but there’s part of us that wants to run the table, because we deserve to,” said Shane Hyde, coach of the Mariners women.

Megan Rosenlund, VIU player, said the team needs to “work hard, stay focused … and just remember how we felt [in their last win] and transfer it into the next game and keep our eyes on the prize.”