Cascades complete sweep of two-game series vs. Bearcats

Adam Frederickson and Joel Kleingeltink had reason to celebrate on Friday, as they picked up their third straight win. (UFV Cascades file photo)

Adam Frederickson and Joel Kleingeltink had reason to celebrate on Friday, as they picked up their third straight win. (UFV Cascades file photo)

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s volleyball team maintained its undefeated record with a three-set triumph over the Columbia Bible College Bearcats on Friday evening at the Envision Athletic Centre.

The Cascades, coming off a straight-sets win at Columbia Place on Thursday, fashioned the same result in the rematch by set scores of 25-20, 26-24 and 25-21. However, UFV head coach Kyle Donen felt his squad could have been sharper.

“I didn’t think we were as strong as the night before,” he analyzed. “They played better, but we needed to be more consistent. We gave up a few more points that I would have liked, especially on serving.

“But it’s still a W for us. We just need to know we can be better than we showed and continue to improve this coming weekend.”

The Cascades improved to 3-0, tied for first in the PACWEST with the VIU Mariners and the Douglas Royals. The Bearcats fell to 0-4.

Outside hitters Joel Kleingeltink and Ben Friesen hammered 10 kills apiece to spearhead the offence, and Donen praised Dayton Pagliericci’s strong all-around performance. The third-year middle had quality touches on the block to slow down the Bearcats’ attack.

The Cascades volleyball teams hit the road next weekend to face the VIU Mariners on Friday (women 6 p.m., men 8 p.m.) and Saturday (women 1 p.m., men 3 p.m.).

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