Gryphon volleyball men’s win streak halted by TMU
TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons had their run of five consecutive victories in OUA men’s volleyball league play come to an end when they finished the 2022 portion of their schedule with a pair of weekend losses to the Toronto Metropolitan Bold at TMU’s Mattamy Athletic Centre.
The Gryphs fell 3-0 Friday night and 3-2 Saturday night.
Friday, the Bold won 25-21, 25-16, 25-15.
The Gryphs had a .061 kill percentage with 23 kills, an ace, four blocks, 23 assists and 34 digs. The Bold had a .305 kill percentage with 34 kills, seven aces, nine blocks, 33 assists and 34 digs.
Cameron Chadwick had seven kills and five digs while Jonathan Pickett had six kills, the ace and a block and Arjun Selhi had five kills, two blocks and five digs. Josh Glasbergen had two blocks while Jack Richards had 15 assists and five digs, Andrew Song had six assists and Braeden Sears had an assist.
Jacob Walker had 13 kills and three aces for TMU while Omari Young and Alex King each had four blocks, Saad Shaikh had 31 assists and Lhexeb Rabit had 13 digs.
Saturday, the Bold dropped the first two sets 25-14 and 25-20 before coming back for the win by taking the final three sets 25-19, 25-23, 18-16.
The Gryphs had a .299 kill percentage with 58 kills, nine aces, five blocks, 57 assists and 56 digs while the Bold had a .274 kill percentage with 52 kills, two aces, five blocks, 48 assists and 53 digs.
Pickett had 26 kills, two aces, two blocks and 16 digs while Chadwick had 16 kills, an ace and 10 digs and Selhi had six kills, an ace and seven digs. Glasbergen had four aces and two blocks while Richards had 35 assists, Song had 11 assists and Blake Brand had four assists. Jacob Bailey had an ace and a block and Alexander Odle also had a block.
Walker had 17 kills and 12 digs for TMU while Kai Higuchi and Tony Tanouchev each had an ace. Young had four blocks and Shaikh had 44 assists.
The Gryphs are to start the 2023 portion of their season with matches Jan. 6 against the Waterloo Warriors at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre at 8 p.m. and Jan. 7 against the Toronto Varsity Blues at the Goldring Centre Kimel Family Field House at 8 p.m.
The McMaster Marauders lead the 13-team league at 10-0. They’re followed by Toronto at 8-1, Windsor Lancers at 6-1, Gryphs and Western Mustangs at 6-3, Nipissing Lakers and York at 5-3, Queen’s Gaels at 3-4, TMU at 3-6, Brock Badgers at 2-6, RMC Paladins at 9-7, Waterloo Warriors at 0-8 and Trent Excalibur at 0-9.
- Guelph Sports Journal