Clan volleyball starts season below .500

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SFU volleyball falls to 2–4 after six games

By Bryan Scott

The Simon Fraser Women’s Volleyball team began their season with the Red Lion Invitational. They finished with a respectable 2–2 record.  Their first opponents of the tournament was Evergreen College, the Clan, eager after a long off-season took the match three sets to one.  They would sweep Camosun College the next morning, but lose the next two games to Northwest College (1–3), and Columbia Bible College (0–3).

The Clan opened up their home schedule against the University of Fraser Valley Cascades on Sept. 10. The game took the full five sets to complete. The first set was indicative of the entire match which went on until the Clan took it 28–26. The Clan took the second set by the same score. Unfortunately, their good fortune ended after that set and the Cascades to the next three to win the match 3–2. “We didn’t show up tonight as much as we’d like to but we’re continuing to build,” said Clan Amanda Renkema who had 13.5 points on the day.

The clan continued their uphill battle when they opened the GNAC schedule against the defending champion Falcons from Seattle Pacific University. The Falcons took the first set handedly 25–14 but the Clan battled back to take the second set 25–23. This was all they could muster up however, the Falcons defeated the Clan by taking the last two sets 25–22 and 25–19 to win the game three sets to one.

After the six games, the Clan are 2–4 on the season and 0–1 in conference play. They were in action again on Sept. 15 against the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets.