Douglas Royals @ Capilano Blues – Friday February 2, 6:00pm | WATCH HERE
This is the most intriguing women’s volleyball match up this weekend when the Royals visit the Blues with only two points separating them in the standings.
The Royals have the two-point advantage sitting in second place in the standings, but the Blues have two matches in hand.
It’s the final road trip for the Royals before they host the PACWEST championship tournament opening February 23rd. They are coming off two straight home wins over CBC last weekend but haven’t enjoyed much success on the road. They have won only twice in eight matches away from Douglas and have dropped their last five. They will no doubt try and draw on their momentum from their weekend sweep over the Blues back on November 9-10 taking both matches in four sets.
The Blues are finally back at home for their only home weekend of the second semester. They are coming off back-to-back wins at Camosun last weekend and will wrap up the season with four in a row away. Before that, however, is this weekend when the Royals come to town. The Blues are 6-2 at home and will try and give their hometown crowd something to cheer about.
These two schools will play again on Saturday at 4:00pm | WATCH HERE
VIU Mariners @ Camosun Chargers – Friday February 2, 6:00pm | WATCH HERE
The top seeded Mariners have won nine straight matches dating back to the first semester. They play on the road for the final time this regular season as they travel down to Victoria to meet the Chargers.
Interestingly enough it was the Chargers on November 10th that handed the Mariners their last loss. The schools split that weekend with the Chargers winning in three, while the Mariners started their winning streak taking them down in four sets.
The Mariners have been outstanding on the road winning seven of eight along with their last six straight away from Nanaimo. They are again very gifted in all facets of the game and will be looking to silence the big crowd that will no doubt assemble at PISE this weekend.
The Chargers are in the middle of six straight matches at home and are coming off back-to-back losses last weekend. They are 3-3 at home this season as they prep for the Mariners this weekend, then CBC next. They are clinging to the final playoff spot, in front of CBC by four points in the standings. They are also just two points back of Capilano for third place and four back of Douglas for second in a very tight playoff race.
On Saturday the Mariners and Chargers meet for the final time in the regular season at 1:00pm |WATCH HERE
COTR Avalanche @ CBC Bearcats – Friday February 2, 6:00pm | WATCH HERE
Coming into this weekend the Avs and Bearcats are both on the outside looking in at the playoff picture.
The Bearcats find themselves four points back of the final playoff spot and are coming off back-to-back losses last weekend at Douglas. They are at home for the final time this season before finishing with four straight on the road. They are 3-5 at home and looking to get back to the .500 mark.
The last time these two schools met was in November with the Bearcats winning both matches in five exciting sets with a 15-13 score in the final frame.
The Avalanche are young this season and are going through some growing pains. They have won once in the six matches this second semester. In order for them to have a chance at the playoffs, they have to sweep their final four matches and get some help, needing Camosun to lose the rest of the way. These matches at CBC this weekend is their final road trip of the year.
These schools meet again on Saturday afternoon at 6:00pm | WATCH HERE
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