Camosun Chargers middle Spencer Janzen leaps to smash the ball against the Keyano Huskies Thursday, as the Chargers won their opening round match at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball National Championship. However, the Huskies turned the tables during Saturday’s re-match for the bronze medal, beating the Chargers by 3-2 sets. Spencer Pickles/Black Press

Camosun Chargers middle Spencer Janzen leaps to smash the ball against the Keyano Huskies Thursday, as the Chargers won their opening round match at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball National Championship. However, the Huskies turned the tables during Saturday’s re-match for the bronze medal, beating the Chargers by 3-2 sets. Spencer Pickles/Black Press

Camosun Chargers finish fourth at volleyball nationals

The Camosun Chargers have finished the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball National Championship off the podium.

Playing at home, the Chargers faced the Keyano Huskies from Alberta’s Fort McMurray Region in the tournament’s bronze medal match Saturday.

According to a release from the CCAA, the Chargers had two opportunities in the fourth set to win the match, but could not close it out en route to losing a five-set thriller against the visitors from Alberta. They had faced the Huskies in the quarterfinal round.

The Charger’s run towards the championship ended on Friday, when it lost to the eventual champions Titans de Limoilou in the semi-final by 3-2 in sets.

The Chargers earned the right to play in the national championship hosted at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence by winning a fourth-straight Pacwest title in Abbotsford on Feb. 26, beating the Vancouver Island University Mariners.