2017 WVB: First Round Matchups

2017 WVB: First Round Matchups

VIU Mariners (1) vs.
Cavaliers de Bois-de-Boulogne (8)

Thursday, March 9
MATCH 1: 1 p.m. PT

The defending CCAA National Champion Mariners defeated Douglas in three straight sets to capture their 16th PACWEST title. VIU is led by captain, and PACWEST Player of the Year, Megan Rosenlund. The Mariners went 19-5 in conference play to finish atop the regular season standings. They'll face the wildcard Cavaliers, who upset RSEQ powerhouse Garneau in the conference semi-finals. Bois-de-Boulogne eventually fell in four sets to Édouard-Montpetit in the RSEQ Championship match. 

Lakeland Rustlers (4) vs.
MSVU Mystics (5)

Thursday, March 9
MATCH 2: 3 p.m. PT

The upstart Rustlers captured the ACAC Championship crown with a four-set victory over GPRC. Lakeland, 18-6 in the regular season, finished third in the ACAC North Division. They'll face the ACAA Champion Mystics. MSVU is led by ACAA Player of the Year Christina Day, who is in her final season. The Mystics were 20-1 in the regular season to finish atop the ACAA standings. They captured the conference title with a five-set victory over Holland. 

Lynx d'Édouard Montpetit (3) vs.
GPRC Wolves (6)

Thursday, March 9
MATCH 3: 6 p.m. PT

Led by third-year attacker Maude Babin, Édouard-Montpetit earned the RSEQ provincial title with a four-set victory over Bois-de-Boulogne. The Lynx finished the regular season with an 11-7 record and tie for second place in the RSEQ standings. They'll face the wildcard Wolves from the ACAC. GPRC fell to Lakeland in four sets in the ACAC Championship final. The Wolves, led by outside hitter Emily Groenenboom, were 19-5 in the regular season, which placed them second in the ACAC North Division. 

Humber Hawks (2) vs.
Camosun Chargers (7)

Thursday, March 9
MATCH 4: 8 p.m. PT

Humber, which earned a bronze medal at the CCAA National Championship a year ago, defended their OCAA crown with a three-set victory over Durham in the conference final. The Hawks, who have won an incredible 10-straight OCAA titles, were 18-0 in the regular season and finished atop the OCAA West Division standings. They'll face the host Chargers. Camosun was 8-16 in the regular season and fell in five sets to Capilano in the PACWEST quarter-finals.