By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler

The Mariners traveled to Columbia Bible College on November 4 for back-to-back games against the CBC Bearcats.

In Friday’s matchup, the Women won in three straight sets. They took the first set 25–16, the second 25–23, and the third 25–23. Mariners’ right side Power Forward Mikayla Wagner tallied up seven digs, six kills, one block and a service ace. On Saturday, the Mariners won in three straight sets again, scoring 25–16 in the first, 25–13 in the second, and 25–16 in the third.

Following their back to back victories over the Bearcats, the Mariners are the top ranked team in the PACWEST division, and the CCAA, with a 7–1 record.

The Men won their matches in straight sets as well. On Friday, they won the first set 25–22, the second 25–17, and the third 25–23. In Saturday’s match the Mariners won the first set 25–22, the second 25–15, and finished the match in with 25–23 in the third set.

The Mariners men are undefeated this season. With a record of 8–0, the Mariners are the top ranked team in the PACWEST division and second overall in the CCAA standings.

On November 18, the Mariners will travel to Capilano University to take on the Blues. The Blues are ranked 4th in PACWEST for Women’s Volleyball, and ranked 6th in Men’s Volleyball.

The next Mariner’s home game is November 25 at 6 pm against the Douglas Royals in the VIU Gymnasium.

Cole is a second-year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in creative writing, minoring in political science. He has an interest in all things exciting, mundane, or otherwise. He hopes to one day become an author, actor, comedian, editor, and rapper, while moonlighting as an astronaut.