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Semi-Final - Mariners vs Royals

Photo courtesy of Northfield Photography
Photo courtesy of Northfield Photography

It’s a heavy weight match tonight at 8:00pm MST when the top ranked Douglas Royals face the fourth seeded VIU Mariners. It’s the first chance for the Royals to hit the floor at the PACWEST championship tournament after getting the bye into the semis. The Mariners meanwhile made quick work of the COTR Avalanche in Thursday’s quarterfinal winning in three-straight sets. These two met four times during the regular campaign with the Royals winning four times, including a five-set thriller in their last meeting.


Serving Points:
Record: Mariners 16-8 – Royals 20-4
Sets Won: Mariners 56 – Royals 65

Head to Head:
November 9th @ VIU – Mariners win 3-1
November 10th @ VIU – Royals win 3-0
January 18th @ Douglas – Royals win 3-0
January 19th @ Douglas – Royals win 3-2

Leading point producer during regular season
Mariners – Braydon Brouwer – 286 total points
Royals – Max Haronga – 383 total points

Last Playoff Meeting:
In last year’s semi-final the top ranked Mariners swept the fifth seeded Royals 25-16, 25-22, 25-23