By Sports Editor Cole Schisler

VIU athletes Chloe Gummer and Dallas Jones were named the PACWEST Athletes of the Week for their performances in soccer and golf respectively.

Gummer scored a hat trick in her PACWEST debut against Douglas College. “I knew our team was capable of winning that game,” she said, “which was motivation in itself to keep playing hard. I also hadn’t scored in awhile, so I was taking a lot of shots and hoping for the best.”

Gummer and the Mariners are hoping to build on their strong start in Saturday’s home opener against the Capilano Blues. “We’ve been continuing to train hard and focus on defending and set plays,” Gummer said, “I think everyone’s really excited and ready to win.”

Jones was the individual low gross title winner for the PACWEST golf tournament in Abbotsford, shooting 68-71. He led the Mariners with eight birdies and 31 greens in regulation.