Cascades complete weekend sweep of Mariners

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s volleyball team wrapped up a homecourt sweep of the Vancouver Island University Mariners on Saturday afternoon, and they did it in efficient fashion.

Coming off a harrowing five-set win over VIU on Friday at the Envision Athletic Centre, the Cascades only required the minimum three sets in Saturday’s rematch. They prevailed by scores of 25-21, 25-21 and 25-20.

MVB vs VIU Oct30-15-1UFV boosted its record to 4-2, while the Mariners dropped to 0-4.

“We had our struggles up and down yesterday – we should have put them away when we had the chance, and we made a point of talking about that heading into today’s match,” Cascades head coach Kyle Donen said. “We did that for the most part today.

“We did some of the simple things right when we needed to. We grinded out a win against a good team.”

Left side Adam Chaplin and right side Joel Kleingeltink led the Cascades offensively, but Donen was most enthused with the offensive balance his team showed and praised setter Adam Frederickson for doing a good job of distributing the ball.

“Everybody was contributing,” Donen summarized. “We had a solid weekend overall, definitely a lot more consistent tonight. Overall, I’m very satisfied and happy with the result we got.”

The Cascades volleyball teams now head into a bye week. They return to action with a road trip to Victoria Nov. 13-14 for games against the Camosun Chargers.

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