Gryphon volleyball men sweep by Waterloo

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons put an end to their three-game losing streak as they swept the Waterloo Warriors 3-0 in OUA men’s volleyball play Friday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs won 25-15, 25-23, 25-16.

The win moves Guelph into fourth in the West Division at 5-7 while Waterloo is fifth at 4-7.

The Gryphs gave up the first point in each set, but that was the only time they trailed in the first and third sets. They scored five of the next six points in the first set to grab control and they scored seven in a row after yielding that first point in the third set. Waterloo was up 19-16 in the second set before the Gryphs replied with five of the next six points to go ahead. It remained close, but Guelph scored the final two points of the set to win.

Zach Newman had nine kills, two aces, four digs and two blocks for the Gryphs while Kendrick Kerr had nine kills, an ace, two digs and a block, Zarko Ubiparip had eight kills, two digs and a block, Josh Green had seven kills, an ace, four digs and a block, Sam Nothnagel had six kills, two digs and a block and Sam Kloke had two kills, thee digs and 35 assists.

Braden Cok had 10 kills and two digs for Waterloo while Matthew Mawdsley had six kills, a dig and five blocks and Colm Guyn had an ace, four digs, a block and 23 assists.

The Gryphs had 42 kills, five aces, 24 digs, six blocks and 39 assists while Waterloo had 19 kills, two aces, 17 digs, 10 blocks and 25 assists.

The teams are to meet again Feb. 3 at Waterloo’s Physical Activities Complex at 8 p.m.

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