The PACWEST champion Douglas Royals opened the CCAA women’s national championship with a four-set win over the host GPRC Wolves on Thursday; 25-23, 22-25, 25-21 and 25-18.
Their offence was led by some familiar names as Vania Oliveria had a match high 19 kills and five digs. Vicky Schley was an excellent complement with eight kills and 16 digs plus player of the match Jane Kepler had seven kills and quarterbacked the offence.
On the defensive side libero Claudia Corneil was outstanding with 21 digs.
The Royals will now face the OCAA Champion Humber Hawks on Friday at 7:00pm PST. The Hawks escaped with a five-set win over Elans de Garneau. The winner will play for CCAA gold on Saturday.