By Josh Martin, Sports Editor
The men’s volleyball team had a successful season-opening weekend taking out the Capilano Blues in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, resulting in 3–1 wins both times. With the two wins, the Royals move up to first place to tie with the Columbia Bible College Bearcats for four points in the PACWEST standings. This week the Royals host back-to-back games at the New Westminster campus against the College of the Rockies Avalanche on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m.
The women’s volleyball team split their games against the Blues with a 3–2 win on Friday night and a 2–3 loss on Saturday. They sit amongst the middle of the pack in the standings with two points. The Royals host the women’s Avalanche team on Friday and Saturday, with both games starting at 6 p.m.
The Royal’s men’s soccer team beat the Blues this past Saturday with a devastating 7–0 blowout. They then went on to defeat their biggest rivals in the standings—the Vancouver Island University Mariners—by a score of 3–2 on Sunday. With two big wins, the Royals advance to first place in the standings with 30 points—three points ahead of the second place Mariners. The Royals have a busy schedule coming up with away games this weekend against the Quest Kermodes on Saturday at 2 p.m. and the Langara Falcons on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. In two weeks the Royals will partake in the PACWEST Provincials at Quest University, and in three weeks Douglas College will be hosting the CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championships.
The women’s soccer team had a successful weekend as well, defeating the Capilano Blues on Saturday by a score of 4–3 and edging out the VIU Mariners 1–0 on Sunday. They sit in sixth place in the standings with 14 points. This weekend, the Royals face the Quest Kermodes on Saturday at noon and the Langara Falcons at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.