Gryphon volleyball men topped by Varsity Blues

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons came out on the short end of a 3-1 decision following a tough match with the Toronto Varsity Blues Sunday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

All four sets were close with Toronto taking the first two sets 25-22 and 25-20. The Gryphs kept the match going with a 27-25 victory in the third set, but the Varsity Blues ended it with a 25-23 fourth-set win.

The Varsity Blues collected 45 kills, six aces, 47 digs, 14 blocks and had a .169 kill percentage on attack while the Gryphs had 39 kills, one ace, 30 digs, 12 blocks and .091 kill percentage on attack.

Zarko Ubiparip had 13 kills and five digs for the Gryphs while Oliver Hissink had 11 kills, seven digs and two blocks and Jonathan Pickett had six kills, a dig and three blocks. Jakson Paterson had two kills, three digs and six blocks and Aidan Hayter had 25 assists and five digs. Eric Wilson had the ace.

Chris Towe had 15 kills, four aces, eight digs and two blocks for Toronto while Evan Falardeau had 12 kills, an ace, five digs and three blocks and Jasper Neale had seven kills and four blocks.

Guelph is second in the West Division at 5-3, but have lost three consecutive matches. Toronto leads the East at 7-1.

The Gryphs are to finish the 2019 portion of their league schedule with a match 4 p.m. match Sunday at the GGAC against the Windsor Lancers (4-3).


Varsity Blues 3 Gryphons 1
Toronto 25-22
Toronto 25-20
Guelph 27-25
Toronto 25-23
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