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Groenendijk's injury hurts DCS in Belmont exhibition
Duncan Christian School's senior boys' volleyball team not only lost a match, but an important player on the undercard of a men's volleyball night at DCS.
DCS got things going last Wednesday against Belmont in exhibition play and dropped three sets. In the process, star player Douglas Groenendijk suffered an injury, tearing a ligament in the top of his foot.
Groenendijk is expected to be out of action for up to three weeks. "We thought it may have been worse at the time,'' said DCS coach Peter Day.
Luckily, the schedule is light the next little while with DCS Mexico Missions and West Coast Trail trips going on at the same time. When DCS next plays at the VIU tournament in early October, Groenendijk could be just about ready to return to action.
With Groenendijk missing most of the exhibition against Belmont, DCS was hard-pressed to keep pace.
"They're probably going to be a top-10 ranked team in AAA,'' said Day.
"That's not to say we didn't play. They've definitely played longer together.
"The more reps you get in, the better. We're still working toward a goal. I would definitely say Wednesday was a step back for me.''
A dominant performance was turned in by the Camosun College Chargers men’s volleyball team against Vancouver Island University in the feature match.
The Chargers won all four sets in convincing fashion. Bennett King-Nyberg, a DCS grad, got into some action for VIU.