The College of the Rockies Avalanche Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams will conclude their fall semester at home this weekend with doubleheaders against the Camosun College Chargers.
The Men’s Avalanche enter the final weekend of the semester with a 2-10 record as they currently sit sixth of seventh in the PACWEST, just two points ahead of the Columbia Bible College Bearcats (1-9).
Winless in November, the Avalanche will look to get-right against a beatable Camosun College team that is 7-4 so far this season.
Both teams clashed earlier on in the month, as Camosun took both matches from the Avalanche with 3-2 (24-26, 25-16, 25-18, 17-25, 15-5) and 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23) wins. The College of the Rockies will look for redemption as they take to the court at 8:00 pm on Friday and again at 3:00 pm on Saturday.
Caleb Peters and Gustavo Bertoli lead the Avalanche into battle this weekend as Peters leads the team with 147 kills, averaging 3.27 kills per set while Bertoli is second with 97 kills, averaging 2.20 kills per set in the first half of the PACWEST season. Peters’ 147 kills also leads the entire PACWEST as he remains one of the Conference’s most potent offensive producers.
On the defensive end, Reece Wilson leads the Avalanche with 75 digs and averaging 1.63 digs per set, which is tied for third in the PACWEST behind Camosun College’s Kristofer LaGuardia (93 digs) and Vancouver Island University’s Isaac Bevis (112 digs).
The Women’s Avalanche are 4-8 heading into their last weekend before the winter break, as they look to rebound from a tough road trip earlier on in the month that saw the team drop all four of their matches.
Starting the season with three straight wins, the Avalanche have now dropped eight of their last nine including 3-0, 3-0, 3-1, and 3-0 losses to the Vancouver Island University Mariners and Camosun College Chargers November 7th through 10th.
Hoping to get right, the Avalanche have an opportunity to recover and end their semester on a high note as they battle a Chargers team that is currently second in the PACWEST at 8-3.
Taylor Whittall remains dominant for the Avalanche this season, leading the team with 128 kills and 2.84 kills per set while also being second on the team with 90 digs averaging 2.00 digs per set. International addition Ecaterina Arabadji is second on the Avalanche with 1.92 kills per set, collecting 75 kills this season while Megan Clark remains the team’s defensive leader with 115 total digs, averaging 2.61 digs per set. Whittall’s 128 kills are second in the PACWEST behind the University of Fraser Valley’s Amanda Matsui (142 kills), while Clark’s 115 digs are third in the PACWEST behind Matsui (123 digs) and Douglas College’s Trisha He (130 digs).
The Women’s Avalanche take to the court at College of the Rockies at 6:00 pm on Friday and 1:00 pm on Saturday.