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Brock serves up another sweep of Gryphon volleyball women

ST. CATHARINES – The serving of the Brock Badgers was a little too much for the Guelph Gryphons as the locals were swept 3-0 in OUA women’s volleyball play Friday night at Brock’s Bob Davis Gymnasium.

The Badgers served up 11 aces in the match.

Brock 3 Guelph Gryphons 0

Brock prevailed 25-20, 25-16, 25-19.

The Gryphs only led once in the first two games – 2-1 in the second game – but squandered an early lead in the third game to drop the match. Guelph scored the first five points of the third game, three of them on kills by Noa Pijl, then gave up five points following a Brock timeout. After getting seven of the following nine points to shoot ahead 12-7, the Gryphs faded as the Badgers rallied for the game and match victory.

Guelph had 32 kills, 18 errors, 31 assists, two aces, 15 blocks and 43 digs in the match while Brock had 34 kills, 15 errors, 32 assists, 11 aces, 11 blocks and 59 digs.

The Gryphs also had a .123 kill percentage while Brock was at .198.

Sophie Fernback had eight kills and six digs for the Gryphs while Lisa Wedel had eight kills, four blocks and four digs. Pijl had seven kills and two digs while Jessica Chung had five kills and nine digs, Cassidy Collins had four blocks, Alex Curran had 29 assists and Ashley Vang had 19 digs.

Sadie Dick collected 10 kills, three aces, three blocks and three digs for Brock while Grace Pyatt had nine kills, an ace, three blocks and three digs, Sara Rohr had 26 assists, three aces and six digs, Madison Chimienti had three kills, three aces and eight digs, Jaimie Holland had an ace, two kills and a block, Aleiah Torres had 24 digs and Emily Foest had three kills and 11 digs.

The loss was the third in three outings this season and the second to the Badgers at Brock as they had lost 3-0 there in their season opener Nov. 6.

The Badgers and Western Mustangs lead the West Division with 4-0 records while McMaster Marauders are at 3-2. They’re followed by the Waterloo Warriors and 2-3, Windsor Lancers at 1-2, the Gryphs at 0-3 and Lakehead Thunderwolves at 0-4.

The Gryphs and Badgers are to play again Sunday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre. Game time is 1 p.m. It’ll be the final meeting of the regular season between the two teams. It’ll also be Guelph’s home opener and the final league match of 2021 for the Gryphs.


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