Mariners spring into 2018

Though the weather may not feel like it, spring is just around the corner. Soccer season officially ended in dramatic fashion, and we are reaching the final stretch for our remaining Mariners teams. Here’s everything you need to know in prep for the spring sports season. Men’s Basketball The Men’s team opened 2018 with impressive … Continued

Mariners volleyball recap at CCAA Nationals

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler Riding high off their performance at the PACWEST provincials, the Mariners headed into the CCAA National Volleyball Championships with momentum on their side. The women’s team placed 3rd at nationals, and returned home with bronze medals. They won their first match against the Cavaliers de Bois-de-Boulonge 3-0. In … Continued

Island Rivalry Action

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler Cole is a second-year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in creative writing, minoring in political science. He has an interest in all things exciting, mundane, or otherwise. He hopes to one day become an author, actor, comedian, editor, and rapper, while moonlighting as an astronaut.

Women’s Volleyball: Douglas doubleheader

The Mariners getting pumped up before the match. Photo courtesy Northfield Photography. By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler The Mariners were riding high going into the PACWEST Women’s Match of the Week on Friday against the second-place Douglas Royals to set off a weekend doubleheader. Going into the match, the Mariners were ranked first … Continued

Weekend Volleyball: A clean sweep

By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler The Mariners traveled to Columbia Bible College on November 4 for back-to-back games against the CBC Bearcats. In Friday’s matchup, the Women won in three straight sets. They took the first set 25–16, the second 25–23, and the third 25–23. Mariners’ right side Power Forward Mikayla Wagner tallied … Continued

WVB: Island rivalry matches

Above: Chantal Cumming and Emily Munro jump to block Camosun. By Northfield Photography. By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler On Friday October 21, the VIU Mariners hosted the Camosun Chargers for the first of two Island rivalry volleyball matches. The Mariners burst off to an early lead, up 6—0 when the Chargers took their … Continued

VIU Volleyball: Set up for success

Above: Mid Natalie Crews goes in for a spike. Photo by Northfield Photography. By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler The VIU Volleyball home opener got off to an emotional start with the raising of the 2015-16 CCAA National Women’s Volleyball Championship banner. Fired up by last year’s success, the Mariners women took to the courts … Continued

Mariner women heating up as provincials approach

The VIU Mariners’ women’s volleyball team got off to a slow start to the season, losing five of their first six contests. But since the slow start, the team has been on fire climbing up the PacWest standings. The Mariners traveled to the mainland for their most recent games. The team was in New Westminster … Continued

Women’s Volleyball Climb Back to .500

After a rough start to the PacWest season, the Mariners ended the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule on a high note. The Mariners picked up back-to-back wins against both the Douglas College Royals and the Columbia Bible College Bearcats. The four consecutive victories moved the Mariners’ record to 6-6 on the season. The Mariners lost … Continued

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