Brushing aside the Chargers

Photo via Douglas College Student Services Flickr

Photo via Douglas College Student Services Flickr

Royals WVB continue their winning ways

By Davie Wong, Sports Editor


Week four of PACWEST soccer action saw the Douglas College Royals on the road taking on the Camosun Chargers. The Chargers have had an unimpressive opening to this season. A 0-6 start had the Royals as strong favourites heading into the series.

The Royals got off to a good start, setting the pace and tone of the match with a big 25-22 first set win. Their momentum pushed them to a second set win, 25-19. Back against the wall, the Chargers managed to stave off the sweep, defeating the Royals 25-21 in the third set to force a fourth. However, the Royals were the better team on the night. A 25-20 fourth set win secured the Royals sixth win on the season.

Caet McCorkell had another massive game for the Royals. She had 15 kills and an insane 43 attempts en-route to a 17 point night. Vicki Schley had the second highest points on her team with 10 kills and one ace for a total of 11 points. Jane Kepler had another impressive outing for the Royals with 26 assists.

Game two was an example of the Royals’ depth as well as their dominance. The team took a three-set sweep over the Chargers, downing them in 25-19, 25-21, and 25-21 sets consecutively. Some familiar names were on the score sheet as Caet McCorkell and Vicki Schley had a fantastic game. Vania Oliveira also had a big game for the Royals, racking up eight kills and 10 total points. Overall, the entirety of the Royals had a great second game against the Chargers.

Their 2-0 week puts the Royals at the top of the league with a record of 7-1. Next week, they face off against the UFV Cascades who sit third in the league at 5-1. It’s bound to be an exciting matchup for both sides as the Royals take on some class opposition.


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