The Camosun Chargers women’s and men’s volleyball teams kicked off the 2013-14 PacWest college season with losses to their rival Vancouver Island Mariners of Nanaimo on Saturday at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.
The Mariners women swept the Chargers in the first three sets of the best-of-five 25-18, 25-19 and 25-20. The Chargers men fared better, but dropped the tie-breaking fifth set 7-15.
The Chargers women and men host College of the Rockies Friday, 6 and 8 p.m. respectively. On Saturday the men go first at 6 followed by the women at 8 p.m.
In PacWest golf the Chargers men’s team is at the 2013 CCAA Ping National Golf Championship in Quebec City this week at the Royal Quebec Golf Club, Oct. 15-18.
It took a strong showing at the final 2013 PacWest tournament qualify for nationals, as the Chargers finished second at the Chi iwack Golf and Country Club last week, hosted by the University of Fraser Valley.
Charger Jarred Callbeck earned his second consecutive PacWest all-star credential with a three tournament total of 427, two strokes behind 2013 individual champion Will Deck of UBC-Okanagan, who led with 425.