Capilano Blues player Brendan Cairns

Capilano Blues player Brendan Cairns

VIU’s men defeated, but women’s team winning

NANAIMO – Men's volleyball team beaten by Cap, but Mariners women win in straight sets.

Vancouver Island University’s volleyball teams are trying to rise to the challenges of the PacWest campaign.

The VIU Mariners men’s volleyball team was deafeated by the Capilano Blues this past weekend in Pacific Western Athletic Association action at the VIU gym, but the Mariners women’s squad swept past the lady Blues in straight sets. The M’s women have won four straight matches in PacWest play.

Scores in men’s action were 29-27, 21-25, 25-12, 21-25, 15-8 on Friday and then 25-23, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22 the following afternoon.

The M’s women were 25-23, 25-12, 30-28 winners on Friday and then dominant on Saturday with game scores of 25-14, 25-19, 25-17.

VIU volleyball also had victories off the court, as the program announced the signing for next season of two of the top power hitters in the province, six-foot Sadie Wilson from Prince of Wales Secondary School and 6-foot-1 Amanda Matsui from Riverside secondary.

“I can tell you that these two players will give us an opportunity to get back to the dominant play that the Mariners are used to,” said Shane Hyde, Mariners coach, in a press release.

GAME ON … VIU hosts the Columbia Bible College Bearcats on Friday (Nov. 13) at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., then Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the VIU gym.