Gryphon volleyball men swept by Marauders

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons had a chance to lock in a playoff berth in the OUA men’s volleyball league playoffs Friday night, but they were swept by the McMaster Marauders at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The loss was the third in a row for the Gryphs who are fourth in the West Division. Top four qualify for the playoffs and the Gryphs can finish and the Gryphs can finish as high as second in the division, but they can also finish as low as fifth.

McMaster, at 13-2, have secured a playoff berth as have the Windsor Lancers (10-4) and Western Mustangs (10-4). The Gryphs, at 8-7, need a win against one of their final two opponents – Windsor and Western – to secure a playoff berth and knock the Waterloo Warriors (6-9) out of the reckoning.

If the Gryphs and Waterloo finish in a tie, Waterloo will win the tie-breaker. Guelph and Waterloo split their matches in the regular season, but Waterloo swept the Gryphs for its win while the Gryphs defeated the Warriors 3-1 for their victory.

The Gryphs lost to both Windsor and Western at home on consecutive nights early in the season in November.

Friday night McMaster prevailed 25-12, 29-27, 25-13.

The Marauders dominated and had a .365 kill percentage with 45 kills while the Gryphs were at .069 and 29 kills. McMaster also had nine blocks to three for the Gryphs and 10 attack errors to 22 for the Gryphs.

The Gryphs are to play the Lancers at Windsor Friday at 8 p.m. and Western at London Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.

 

Marauders 3 Gryphons 0
McMaster 25 Guelph 12
McMaster 29 Guelph 27
McMaster 25 Guelph 13
TEAM STATS
Points: Guelph 34.0, McMaster 56.0
Kills: Guelph 29, McMaster 45
Assists: Guelph 29, McMaster 43
Aces: Guelph 2, McMaster 2
Digs: Guelph 31, McMaster 39
Blocks: Guelph 3, McMaster 9
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Newman 8, Ubiparip 8, Hissink 6, Paterson 5, Francis 3, Bechard 2, Baxter 2; McMaster — Richards 18, Passalent 10, Delguidice 9, Ireland 7, Swan 5, Ecklund 4, Stiller 2, Wlodarski 1.
Kills: Guelph — Newman 8, Ubiparip 6, Hissink 5, Paterson 3, Francis 3, Bechard 2, Baxter 2; McMaster — Richards 16, Passalent 9, Delguidice 8, Ireland 6, Swan 3, Ecklund 2, Wlodarski 1.
Assists: Guelph — Dresser 26, Hayter 2, Newman 1; McMaster — Doty 29, Stiller 12, Richards 1, Pereira 1.
Aces: Guelph — Paterson 1, Ubiparip 1; McMaster — Stiller 2.
Digs: Guelph — Ubiparip 8, Hissink 7, Dresser 5, Francis 4, Kissack 4, Bechard 2, Paterson 1; McMaster — Ireland 10, Richards 9, Pereira 8, Doty 5, Passalent 2, Ecklund 2, Stiller 2, Delguidice 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Paterson 1, Hissink 1, Ubiparip 1; McMaster — Richards 2, Swan 2, Ecklund 2, Ireland 1, Passalent 1, Delguidice 1.

 

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