The College of the Rockies Womens volleyball team starts their quest for provincial glory on Thursday.
The Avalanche are in Abbotsford taking on the host University of Fraser Valley in round one of the PACWEST Championships.
Swanson says playing the host team in the first round isn’t ideal but if they don’t get too nervous they have a good chance at an upset.
“I think if we can control those elements of [serving], serve receive and our emotions I think we can compete with just about anybody.” says Swanson.
The Womens team, which is full of young first-year players, finished the regular season with a 7-17 record.
Swanson says the experience at the provincial championships will be vital for all of their young rookies.
“Every opportunity we have to keep playing and learning, particularly with the rookies, it will put them in a better situation to be successful next year.” explains Swanson.
The Avs earned a split versus UFV last time they faced off in early February with COTR winning the first match 3-1 followed by a 3-0 sweep for UFV.
Meanwhile the Mens team is in action Thursday afternoon taking on the Camosun Chargers.