Avalanche wrap up season

Men earn a berth into provincial tournament, women bow out after tough season.

The College of the Rockies Avalanche teams ended their season on a sour note, as both the men and women fell in all four matches of their final road trip to the Lower Mainland.

The ladies were swept by the Columbia Bible College Bearcats in their opening match on Thursday evening, though they put up a good fight in the rematch the following day, forcing a tie breaking set when both teams traded a pair of sets.

The Avs then ran into the Pacwest’s top-ranked team on the weekend, as they challenged the University of the Fraser Valley and got blanked in both matches.

The men fared slightly better, taking away a set in the opening 3-1 loss to the Bearcats. The Avs pulled ahead in the rematch, however, the Bearcats were able to force a tie breaking set, and came out on top with a 3-2 victory the following day.

The Avs then ran into the UFV Cascades and were blanked 3-0 in both matches.

The men clinched fifth place in the league, giving them a berth in the provincial tournament, which the College of the Rockies is hosting in two weeks.

The ladies had a tough season and weren’t able to qualify, as they finished in seventh place, but needed to place sixth or higher.