Gryphon volleyball women knock off division-leading Western

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons completed the home portion of their OUA women’s volleyball league’s regular season with a pair of weekend wins at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs swept the Windsor Lancers 3-0 Saturday and edged the Western Mustangs 3-2 Sunday.

The wins give Guelph four consecutive victories and seven wins in eight matches in 2017. They also secured a playoff berth for the locals.

Saturday, the Gryphs defeated Windsor 25-12, 25-23, 25-20.

Libby Donevan had 11 kills, an ace, a dig and six blocks for Guelph while Maddie Dedecker had 11 kills and eight digs. Michaela Hellinga had eight kills, an assist, an ace, three digs and a block, Victoria Golebiowski had six kills, three aces, eight digs and three blocks, Cayte Wilson had 32 assists, 11 digs and a block, Jessica Gormley had four kills, seven aces, four digs and two blocks, Kayla McMullen had two assists and nine digs and Laura Duncan had two kills, six digs and a block.

Sunday, the Gryphs prevailed 25-19, 16-25, 17-25, 27-25, 15-13 over Western. It was Western’s second loss of the season.

Dedecker had 13 kills, an assist, 12 digs and a block while Golebiowski had 14 kills, an assist, an ace, 12 digs and two blocks, Hellinga had 12 kills and 14 digs, Gormley had 10 kills, three aces, three digs and four blocks, Wilson had three kills, 47 assists, nine digs and three blocks, McMullen had an assist and 18 digs, Duncan had an ace and three digs, Donevan had six kills and three blocks, Alexandra Curran had two assists, Chelsea Bott had a block and Emma Barlow had a dig.

Western leads the West Division at 13-2 and is followed by the McMaster Marauders at 12-3, Guelph at 11-5, Waterloo Warriors at 8-7, Windsor at 5-10, Lakehead Thunderwolves at 4-14 and Brock Badgers at 3-12. Top four qualify for the playoffs.

The Gryphs have three games to go in their regular season, all on the road against East Division teams. They’re to play the Ryerson Rams (12-4) at Toronto Feb. 17, Trent Excalibur (3-12) at Peterborough Feb. 24 and division-leading Toronto Varsity Blues (14-0) at Toronto Feb. 25.

  • Guelph Sports Journal