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The Mariners’ women’s volleyball team played a weekend series against the College of the Rockies Avalanche on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. The team picked up a split in their weekend series.

The first game of the weekend was a battle, going right down to the wire. The Rockies took the first set of the match 25-22. The Mariners battled back in the second set, picking up the victory and tying the match 1-1. After the Rockies took the lead back with a victory in the third set, the Mariners once again responded, this time winning the fourth set to force a fifth set. In the fifth set the Mariners picked up the victory with a 16-14 win.

The two teams were back in action the next day, but this time it was the Rockies who had the last laugh, as the Mariners were unable to win a single set, falling by a score of 3-0.

After losing their first three games of the season, the Mariners have started to find their stride. The team has had two wins in their last four games and has picked up at least a split in their last two weekends of action.

The Mariners’ record of 2-6 gives the team four points for the season, VIU is currently two points behind the Rockies and Douglas College Royals for fifth place in the standings.

The Mariners’ next home games are Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 against the visiting Douglas College Royals. The Friday game starts at 6 pm, while the Saturday game starts at 1 pm. These will be the last two games for the Mariners until after the Christmas break. The team won’t play at home again until Friday, January 16 when the Mariners take on the Columbia Bible College Bearcats.


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