Gryphon volleyball women down McMaster

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons kept their hopes of qualifying for the OUA women’s volleyball league’s playoffs alive with a 3-1 victory over the McMaster Marauders Friday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs will need help to qualify for the playoffs as they are tied for fifth in the West Division with two matches to play in their regular season and the top four make the playoffs. McMaster is fourth at 10-7 while the Gryphs are at 8-9 and the Windsor Lancers are at 8-8 and have a game in hand on the Gryphs. Western Mustangs are third at 11-5.

Two of those four teams will participate in the playoffs, the other two will not. If McMaster wins one of its final two matches, the Gryphs will not qualify for the playoffs. If the Gryphs lose one of their final two matches, they won’t qualify for the playoffs.

The Gryphs are on the road for the final two matches of their regular season as they’re to play the Lancers at Windsor Friday at 6 p.m. and Western at London Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.

If the Gryphs finish tied with McMaster they win the tie-breaker. They’ll also win a tie-breaker if it’s a three-way tie for the final playoff spot between McMaster and Windsor. The Gryphs and Windsor can’t be in a two-way tie for the final playoff spot.

Friday, the Gryphs won 25-15, 19-25, 25-16, 25-19.

The Gryphs had a .224 kill percentage with 44 kills while McMaster was at .119 with 37 kills. Guelph also had 12 aces, five more than McMaster.

Sophia Herrera had 11 kills, five aces and seven digs for the Gryphs while Noa Pijil had 13 kills, six digs and three blocks and Cassidy Collins had nine kills, three aces, four digs and a block.

Jessie Nairn had 13 kills, two aces and 11 digs for McMaster and Maddie Lethbridge had 11 kills, 14 digs and a block.

 

Gryphons 3 Marauders 1
Guelph 25 McMaster 15
McMaster 25 Guelph 19
Guelph 25 McMaster 16
Guelph 25 McMaster 19
TEAM STATS
Points: Guelph 60.0, McMaster 48.0
Kills: Guelph 44, McMaster 37
Assists: Guelph 40, McMaster 36
Aces: Guelph 12, McMaster 7
Digs: Guelph 50, McMaster 56
Blocks: Guelph 4, McMaster 4
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Herrera 16, Pijil 16, Collins 13, Hellinga 9, Wedel 4, Curran 1, Deering 1; McMaster — Nairn 15, Lethbridge 12, Haase 8, Kranics 5, Woock 4, Robinson 3, Zutautas 1.
Kills: Guelph — Pijil 13, Herrera 11, Collins 9, Hellinga 7, Wedel 4; McMaster — Nairn 13, Lethbridge 11, Haase 6, Kranics 4, Robinson 2, Woock 1.
Assists: Guelph — Curran 40; McMaster — Maxwell 19, Zutautas 15, Robinson 1, Malavolta 1.
Aces: Guelph — Herrera 5, Collins 3, Hellinga 2, Curran 1, Deering 1; McMaster — Woock 3, Haase 2, Nairn 2.
Digs: Guelph — Tanasijevic 22, Herrera 7, Hellinga 7, Pijil 6, Curran 4, Collins 4; McMaster — Lethbridge 14, Nairn 11, Sokolowski 11, Robinson 6, Zutautas 4, Maxwell 4, Kranics 2, Woock 2, Malavolta 2.
Blocks: Guelph — Pijil 3, Collins 1; McMaster — Robinson 1, Kranics 1, Zutautas 1, Lethbridge 1.

 

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