Men’s Avs struggle against tough opponents

Like their female counterparts, the men's COTR volleyball team runs into strong teams during road trip.

The men’s Avs were in tough during their recent road trip to Vancouver Island, dropping four straight games to Vancouver Island University and Camosun College.

Like the women, the men showed signs of fatigue in their first match last Thursday against VIU, before sharping up their game in a rematch the following day.

The Avs picked it up against Camosun, but the Chargers is a very hot team that is in the top 10 national CCAA rankings, according to men’s head coach Steve Kamps.

“All weekend, we just couldn’t seem to find our game,” Kamps said. “It’s always tough when you travel on the road and especially that far out to the Island—I don’t want to use that as an excuse, but we just didn’t have the energy, especially the first night against VIU.”

Despite the fatigue, the Avs took a set on Thursday against the Mariners, before getting blanked 3-0 on Friday.

The matches against the Chargers were tighter, but the Avs fell 3-0 on Saturday and 3-1 on Sunday.

“We met a red hot team that couldn’t do anything wrong, a very balanced team and there’s a reason why they’re ranked number seven in Canada—a very talented squad,” said Kamps.

“Even if we were playing as good as we could, I don’t think we were going to beat them that day.”

Sunday’s match was the best performance of the weekend, as the Avs took away a set and left everything on the court, Kamps added.

“The guys put everything on the floor and we rebounded and had a very, very strong performance, unfortunately, we came up just short in four sets,” Kamps said, but I think another day, when that’s not the fourth game in four days, and maybe in our gym as well, I think we win that one.

“Overall, I think it was a good way to finish the road trip and it left a better taste in our mouths in the sense that we played well and performed well.”

 

Just Posted

Know It All: Kimberley Cranbrook entertainment guide

Key City Theatre Gallery The next exhibition will be “Prelude to We… Continue reading

WildSafeBC finds garbage left out overnight, reminds residents to be bear aware

WildSafeBC is again reminding Kimberley residents to be bear aware with their… Continue reading

Wildsight joins provincial coalition to fix B.C. mining laws

Submitted More than 30 organizations from across the province joined together in… Continue reading

Kimberley RCMP replace Mrs. Watson’s stolen flower basket

She had received the basket as a Mother’s Day gift before it was stolen.

Sullivan Mine and Railway Historical Society accepts BC Heritage Award

The society won the award for Outstanding Distinguished Service.

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Most Read