Winless Weekend for Avalanche Men

Winless Weekend for Avalanche Men

The College of the Rockies Avalanche men's volleyball team stumbled in PACWEST action to close out the first semester of the 2015-16 season.

On the road to close out 2015, the Avs dropped all four matches, including a pair to Vancouver Island University (VIU) and another two against Camosun College.

The VIU Mariners came out with back-to-back triumphs with a 3-1 win Thursday (25-21, 25-21, 19-15, 25-20) and a 3-0 decision Friday (25-17, 25-20, 25-8).

A move up Island didn't bring a return to the win column for the Avalanche as the Camosun Chargers pounded out a pair of straight-sets wins Saturday (25-17, 25-18, 25-13) and Sunday (25-23, 25-19, 25-16).

The winless weekend drops the Avalanche to 4-8 on the season, including a mark of 1-7 away from Cranbrook.

Following the weekend, right side/libero Mitch Parnham -- a 6-foot-2 second year out of Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary -- was named Avalanche Athlete of the Week.

Parnham registered 25 kills and 19 digs over the weekend to help pace the Avalanche.

The men's volleyball team takes a break through the month of December, with next action slated for Jan. 8 when the Capilano University Blues visit College of the Rockies.


Story by Taylor Rocca - Cranbrook Daily Townsman