Gryphon volleyball women downed by fifth-ranked Ryerson

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons were handed a 3-1 setback by the fifth-ranked Ryerson Rams Saturday in OUA women’s volleyball play at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

The Gryphs won the opening set 25-21 before Ryerson responded with three consecutive set wins – 25-22, 29-27, 25-13.

Ryerson served up 15 aces in the match and had a .241 kill percentage while the Gryphs were at .197.

Michaela Hellinga had 15 kills, five aces, six digs and a block for the Gryphs while Noa Pijil collected 13 kills, two digs and four blocks and Sophia Herrera had seven kills and two digs.

Lauren Veltman had 15 kills, two aces, six digs and four blocks for Ryerson while Cailin Wark had 14 kills, two aces, six digs and a block and Theanna Vernon had nine kills, two aces, a dig and six blocks.

The loss dropped the Gryphs to 7-8 with four games to go in their regular season. They’re fifth in the West Division and top four qualify for the playoffs.

After playing East Division-leading Ryerson Saturday, the Gryphs are to play the West Division-leading and fourth-ranked Waterloo Warriors (14-1) at Waterloo’s Physical Activities Complex Sunday at 4 p.m. Like Ryerson, Waterloo has already clinched a playoff berth.

 

Rams 3 Gryphons 1
Guelph 25-21
Ryerson 25-22
Ryerson 29-27
Ryerson 25-13
TEAM STATS
Points: Guelph 68.0, Ryerson 73.0
Kills: Guelph 53, Ryerson 50
Assists: Guelph 46, Ryerson 47
Aces: Guelph 9, Ryerson 15
Digs: Guelph 64, Ryerson 53
Blocks: Guelph 11, Ryerson 15
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Hellinga 20.5, Pijil 15, Collins 7, Herrera 7, Atkins 6, Wedel 5.5, Curran 5, Vang 1, Duncan 1; Ryerson — Veltman 19.5, Wark 16.5, Vernon 14, Hagarty 9.5, Kleuskens 5.5, Wong 3.5, Piana 2.5, Kucab 1, Grasman 1.
Kills: Guelph — Hellinga 15, Pijil 13, Herrera 7, Atkins 6, Curran 4, Collins 4, Wedel 4; Ryerson — Veltman 15, Wark 14, Vernon 9, Kleuskens 4, Hagarty 4, Piana 2, Wong 1, Grasman 1.
Assists: Guelph — Curran 39, Tanasijevic 3, Atkins 1, Hellinga 1, Collins 1, Vang 1; Ryerson — Wong 40, Hagarty 2, Maragos 2, Wark 1, Yang 1, Cyrille 1.
Aces: Guelph — Hellinga 5, Curran 1, Wedel 1, Vang 1, Duncan 1; Ryerson — Hagarty 5, Wark 2, Vernon 2, Veltman 2, Wong 2, Kleuskens 1, Kucab 1.
Digs: Guelph — Tanasijevic 29, Curran 9, Atkins 6, Hellinga 6, Collins 6, Pijil 2, Herrera 2, Vang 2, Wedel 1, Duncan 1; Ryerson — Hagarty 13, Wong 11, Wark 6, Veltman 6, Cyrille 6, Maragos 6, Yang 3, Vernon 1, Kleuskens 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Collins 5, Pijil 4, Hellinga 1, Wedel 1; Ryerson — Vernon 6, Veltman 4, Wark 1, Kleuskens 1, Hagarty 1, Wong 1, Piana 1.

 

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