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Gryphon volleyball squads sweep home matches

GUELPH – Both the Guelph Gryphons men’s and women’s volleyball teams recorded straight-set victories in preseason OUA play Friday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The men swept the Waterloo Warriors 3-0 and the women downed the RMC Paladins 3-0. For both Gryphon squads, it was their final home action before they’re to open their regular seasons Nov. 4 with matches against the Nipissing Lakers.


Men’s Volleyball

The Gryphs defeated Waterloo 25-22, 25-20, 25-17.

Arjun Selhi had nine kills for the Gryphs while Jonathan Pickett had seven kills and an ace, Alexander Odle had five kills and two blocks, Andrew Song had an ace, 14 assists and five digs, Jack Richards had an ace, 15 assists and three digs, Noah Romero-Marshall had three blocks, Joshua Glasbergen had a block and Daniel Pickett had an assist and five digs.

Nolan Spencer had 13 kills, an ace and five digs for Waterloo while Noel Campfens also had an ace, Fehin Awobodu had two blocks and Logan Wenzel had 28 assists.

The match completes the preseason for the Gryphs. They won both their matches and both were played at the GGAC.


Women’s Volleyball

The Gryphs downed RMC 25-22, 25-15, 25-20.

The locals won most of the stats categories as they had 48 kills to RMC’s 31, six aces to RMC’s three, 38 assists to RMC’s 25 and 46 digs to RMC’s 41. Both teams had three blocks.

Sophie Fernback had 14 kills, two blocks and 12 digs for the Gryphs while Ella Mackenzie had 10 kills and three aces, Jaymie Stephenson had eight kills and a block, Mackenzie Scott and Maya Morabito each had an ace, Ella Carter had 35 assists and eight digs and Sydney Simonson had an assist and six digs.

Ashley Raymond had eight kills for RMC while Taryn Bender had two blocks and an ace, Emilie L’Abbe had 25 assists and eight digs, Emilie Boileau had eight digs, Emma Titley had eight digs and an ace and Eve Smith also had an ace.

The Gryphs are to finish their preseason with a pair of road matches as they’re to play the York Lions in Toronto Saturday afternoon and the Western Mustangs in London next Saturday afternoon.

The Gryphs have two wins and five losses in the preseason, all the losses coming at the Gee-Gees Preseason Classic in Ottawa Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.


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