The Malaspina Mariners fared very well against another of the top volleyball programs in B.C.
The M’s women, second in the B.C. Colleges’ Athletic Association, took two wins from the third-placed Okanagan Lakers women Friday and Saturday at the Malaspina University-College gym.
The first-placed Mariner men won their Friday match against the Lakers but fell Saturday to lose for the first time in 2006/07.
On Friday, the M’s women got things started with a 25-16, 25-13, 18-25, 25-22 win and the Mariner men kept things rolling with a 25-22, 24-26, 20-25, 25-23, 15-9 win.
The following afternoon saw the lady M’s defeat UBC-O 21-25, 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 15-11 before the M’s men lost out 27-25, 25-21, 27-25.
The Malaspina volleyball program now heads out on the road for games against the College of New Caledonia Kodiaks Friday (Feb. 9) and Saturday.