VIU volleyball wins first matches

Vancouver Island University’s volleyball teams defeated the College of the Rockies Avalanche this past weekend.

VIU Mariners player Dani Smith goes for a block against the College of the Rockies Avalanche on Sunday in Pacific Western Athletic Association action at the VIU gym.

VIU Mariners player Dani Smith goes for a block against the College of the Rockies Avalanche on Sunday in Pacific Western Athletic Association action at the VIU gym.

Vancouver Island University’s volleyball teams, as expected, were able to sweep their first matches of the season.

The women’s team scored straight-sets victories both days, defeating the College of the Rockies Avalanche on Saturday by scores of 25-16, 25-6, 25-15, then sweeping Sunday’s rematch 25-17, 25-11, 25-22.

The men were nearly perfect, dropping just one game along the way. VIU beat COTR 25-17, 25-11, 23-25, 25-20 on Saturday, then won 25-11, 25-21, 25-23 the next day.

VIU’s v-ball teams play the Camosun Chargers in Victoria on Friday (Oct. 21) and Saturday.

COURT SHORTS … The News Bulletin published season preview articles on VIU’s women’s and men’s volleyball teams last week. Those stories can still be accessed here and here.