Gryphon volleyball men again upset at home by Brock
GUELPH – Oh no, not again.
Last year the Guelph Gryphons were looking for their first ever OUA men’s volleyball league victory in the newly-opened Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre when they ran up against the Brock Badgers, who entered the match with a 1-3 record. The Gryphs were 6-1, but the Badgers stunned the Gryphs 3-1 before dropping 10 consecutive matches.
This year the Badgers entered their meeting with the Gryphs having lost all nine of their league matches while the Gryphs had four wins and six losses. But the Badgers prevailed again, winning a marathon fifth set 20-18 for a 3-2 win.
Brock won 14-25, 25-18, 25-17, 16-25, 20-18.
The Gryphs had 55 kills, six aces, 55 digs and 12 blocks in the match while Brock had 46 kills, five aces, 57 digs and 10 blocks.
Kendrick Kerr had 17 kills a dig and three blocks for the Gryphs and Zach Newman had 10 kills, an ace, five digs and two blocks, Jared Harris had eight kills, four digs and two blocks, Sam Kloke had a kill, three aces, eight digs and 43 assists, Josh Green had five kills, an ace, 12 digs and two blocks, Kaj Wigston had 11 digs and Sam Nothnagel had seven kills, an ace, two digs and two blocks.
Logan House had 20 kills, three aces, 12 digs and three blocks for Brock and Tim Spisar had 10 kills and four digs. Peter Schnabel collected six kills, two aces and three blocks and Marcelo Correa had a kill, 12 digs two blocks and 36 assists and Felipe Costa had 17 digs and four assists.
The Gryphs are tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West with the Waterloo Warriors who are at 4-6.
Guelph and Waterloo are to play a home-and-home series with the Gryphs hosting Friday at 8 p.m. at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre and the Warriors hosting Feb. 3 at Waterloo’s Physical Activities Complex at 8 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal