By Josh Martin, Sports Editor
That’s all folks. After a promising 7–1 blowout win against the NAIT Ooks—where the Royals men’s soccer team absolutely dominated the majority of the play—the Douglas College team that finished first in their division standings were defeated by their rivals, the VIU Mariners, in the semi-finals by a score of 2–1. This was a devastating loss on Thursday night for the Royals, ending their season abruptly and one that must have stung even more seeing the Mariners, who finished second in the PACWEST division four points behind the Royals, march on to the gold-medal game.
The Mariners faced the Humber College Hawks of Etobicoke, Ontario in the Finals on Saturday night where the game, after a 2–2 tie went to overtime and then a shootout, where the Humber Hawks ultimately came out on top capturing gold.
The men’s volleyball team suffered their first loss of the season this past weekend against the Camosun Chargers on Friday night 3–1, and on Saturday redeemed themselves beating the Chargers in the second of back-to-back games 3–1. The Royals are first in the PACWEST division with a 9–1 record and 18 points in 10 games. They have this weekend off in terms of games, and won’t play until next Friday, November 23 at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. against the UFV Cascades.
The women’s volleyball team lost their first match against the Chargers this past weekend with a score of 3–1 on Friday, but won on Saturday 3–2 against the same team. They are fifth in the standings with a 3–7 record and six points in 10 games. They also won’t be seeing any game action until next Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Cascades.
The men’s basketball team lost against the VIU Mariners last Friday by a score of 77–60 and then on Sunday recorded their first win of the season defeating the Camosun Chargers 71–58. The Royals are seventh in the standings with a 1–2 record and two points. They will be facing the CBC Bearcats this Friday at 8 p.m. and the Kwantlen Eagles on Saturday night at 8 p.m. as well.
The women’s basketball team had a very successful weekend capturing their first and second victories of the season, with a 52–33 win against the Mariners on Friday as well as a 57–47 victory over the Chargers on Saturday. After three games the Royals are currently in second position in the standings with a 2–1 record and four points—two points behind the league leading Capilano Blues. They face the CBC Bearcats this Friday at 6 p.m. and the Kwantlen Eagles on Saturday at 6 p.m. All Royals games are away.