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Playing for pride, Avalanche set out for Victoria
The College of the Rockies volleyball teams will have their lengthiest road trip of the year this weekend.
The Avalanche travel to Victoria to take on the Camoson Chargers Friday and Saturday.
“It’s a tough trip. I don’t tell the girls that because it is what you make of it, but you’ve got a day-and-a-half on a bus or on a ferry,” said women’s coach Lisa Ramsey, who will take advantage of every stop the bus makes by having her athletes get out and move around.
The women Chargers (4-9) enter the weekend tied for sixth place in the BCCAA, but outside of a playoff spot because they have one more loss than Douglas College.
The Camosun fellows (6-7) also have incentive because they are in fifth place, but only a couple of points out of third.
Neither Avalanche team, on the other hand, can qualify for the year-end tournament: the guys are 0-11, the gals 1-10.
“They’re all pride games from here on in,” said men’s coach Chris Jenkins. “What we want to do is go out and show the other teams the type of program that we have, and that we deserve to be in the league.”
Jenkins said the Chargers are a good example of how high competitiveness in the league has rocketed this season.
“They won the league last year, and they have all their returning players and here they are (fifth). That gives you an idea of how much the league has improved this year,” said Jenkins.