Matsui paces Cascades women’s volleyball to second straight win over Avalanche

Kim Bauder and the Cascades dug up a second straight win at COTR.

The University of the Fraser Valley women’s volleyball team wrapped up a weekend sweep of the College of the Rockies Avalanche in dominant fashion, prevailing in three sets on Saturday afternoon in Cranbrook.

On the heels of Friday’s four-set triumph, the Cascades won by scores of 25-16, 25-21 and 25-12 in the rematch to square their record at 2-2 in PACWEST play. The Avalanche fell to 1-5.

Amanda Matsui spearheaded the offence – she was the lone player on either side of the net to crack double-figure kills with 12. Kim Bauder and Lauren Poirier chipped in with six kills apiece, and setter Kara Williams’s 29 assists was a telling measure of the offence’s efficiency. Matsui added 14 digs, and libero Karissa Marazzi and Williams had 11 digs apiece.

Cascades head coach Mike Gilray noted that while his team had some issues with errors in the second set – COTR’s first seven points of the frame were due to UFV miscues – they were relatively clean in the first and third.

“We cleaned up our side and really put some pressure on them . . . and Amanda had a really good third game,” Gilray said. “Our passing was good both games this weekend, so that was nice. Still too many service errors, but we did well offensively.”

The Cascades volleyball teams are on the road once again next weekend, heading to Victoria to visit the Camosun Chargers. Games run Friday (women 6 p.m., men 8 p.m.) and Saturday (women 1 p.m., men 3 p.m.), and will be webcast at

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