Gryphon volleyball men cage Lions

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons collected their second win in as many OUA men’s volleyball league outings Friday when they handed the York Lions a 3-1 setback at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

After dropping the first set 26-24, the Gryphs rallied for the win with three consecutive set wins as they triumphed 25-18, 25-21 and 26-24.

The Gryphs led in each set as they were up 21-18 in the first set before York came back to win. They had a 9-2 run in the second set on their way to the win. They rallied from an early one-point deficit in the third set with an 11-6 run to gain control. The Gryphs held a six-point lead in the fourth set before the Lions rallied to tie it, but the Gryphs scored the final three points to put an end to the set and the match.

Zarko Ubiparip had 12 kills, four aces and four digs for the Gryphs while Zach Newman had eight kills, four aces and five digs. Matt Baxter had eight kills, two digs and two blocks, Jakson Paterson had six kills, two digs and two blocks, Oliver Hissink had 29 assists and Sam Nothnagel had three aces and five blocks.

Andrew Tauhid collected 15 kills and seven digs for York while Tyler Covach had 13 kills, two aces, six digs and a block and Toure Nwakwesi had eight kills and a block. Logan Mend had 44 assists, three aces, four digs and two blocks and Andrew Tauhid had seven digs.

While the Gryphs improve to 2-0 with the win, the Lions fall to 0-2.

The Gryphs have a pair of home games at the GGAC next weekend as they’re to host the Western Mustangs (1-1) Saturday at 3 p.m. and the Windsor Lancers (2-0) Sunday at 3 p.m.

 

Gryphons 3 Lions 1
York 26 Guelph 24
Guelph 25 York 18
Guelph 25 York 21
Guelph 26 York 24
TEAM STATS
Kills: Guelph 39; York 49
Errors: Guelph 14; York 26
Percentage: Guelph .255; York .219
INDIVIDUALS
Kills: Guelph — Ubiparip 12, Newman 8, Baxter 8, Paterson 6, Hissink 3, Nothnagel 2; York — Tauhid 15, Covach 13, Nwakwesi 8, Grzegorczyk 5, Sozanskyy 3, Lynch 2, Shotbolt 1, Jensen 1, Mend 1.
Assists: Guelph — Hissink 29, Dresser 3, Newman 1, Selhi 1, Kerr 1; York — Mend 44, Sherbut 1, Grzegorczyk 1, Mahawe 1.
Aces: Guelph — Newman 4, Ubiparip 4, Nothnagel 3, Baxter 1; York — Mend 3, Covach 2, Tauhid 1.
Digs: Guelph — Kissack 6, Newman 5, Ubiparip 4, Paterson 2, Baxter 2, Hissink 1, Selhi 1; York — Tauhid 7, Covach 6, Shotbolt 5, Grzegorczyk 4, Mend 4, Nwakwesi 2, Mahawe 2, Sozanskyy 2, Lynch 1, Jones 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Nothnagel 5, Paterson 2, Hissink 2, Baxter 2, Newman 1, Ubiparip 1; York — Mend 2, Nwakwesi 1, Covach 1.
Points: Guelph — Ubiparip 17, Newman 13, Baxter 11, Nothnagel 10, Paterson 8, Hissink 5; York — Covach 16, Tauhid 16, Nwakwesi 9, Mend 6, Grzegorczyk 5, Sozanskyy 3, Lynch 2, Shotbolt 1, Jensen 1.

 

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