Lady Avs snag win in final week of 2015
The College of the Rockies Avalanche women’s volleyball team managed one win in four road matches this past weekend, bringing a close to the 2015 portion of the PACWEST season.
Visiting Vancouver Island University (VIU), the Lady Avs dropped back-to-back matches to the Mariners.
Thursday evening, the Mariners claimed a straight-sets victory (25-17, 25-10, 25-19) before eking out a 3-1 triumph (19-25, 25-16, 29-27, 25-18) Friday.
Closing out November against the Camosun College Chargers, the Lady Avs dropped a straight-sets match (26-28, 20-25, 9-25) Saturday before responding with a straight-sets sweep of their own (25-18, 25-14, 29-27) Sunday.
With one semester in the books, the Lady Avs sit sixth in the PACWEST with a record of 3-9, including 1-7 away from Cranbrook.
Following the weekend, libero Alexa Koshman — a 5-foot-5 second year out of Lethbridge — was named Avalanche Athlete of the Week.
Koshman finished the weekend with 51 digs, suiting up for the final three matches after missing Thursday’s loss to VIU due to academic commitments.
The Lady Avs will rest through the month of December before playing host to the Capilano University Blues on Jan. 8.
Winless weekend for Avalanche men’s team
The College of the Rockies Avalanche men’s volleyball team stumbled in PACWEST action to close out the first semester of the 2015-16 season.
On the road to close out 2015, the Avs dropped all four matches, including a pair to Vancouver Island University (VIU) and another two against Camosun College.
The VIU Mariners came out with back-to-back triumphs with a 3-1 win Thursday (25-21, 25-21, 19-15, 25-20) and a 3-0 decision Friday (25-17, 25-20, 25-8).
A return to the mainland didn’t bring a return to the win column for the Avalanche as the Camosun Chargers pounded out a pair of straight-sets wins Saturday (25-17, 25-18, 25-13) and Sunday (25-23, 25-19, 25-16).
The winless weekend drops the Avalanche to 4-8 on the season, including a mark of 1-7 away from Cranbrook.
Following the weekend, right side/libero Mitch Parnham — a 6-foot-2 second year out of Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary — was named Avalanche Athlete of the Week.
Parnham registered 25 kills and 19 digs over the weekend to help pace the Avalanche.
The men’s volleyball team takes a break through the month of December, with next action slated for Jan. 8 when the Capilano University Blues visit College of the Rockies.