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Gryphon volleyball women drop weekend matches to TMU

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons suffered a pair of losses to the Toronto Metropolitan Bold in OUA women’s volleyball play at TMU’s Mattamy Athletic Centre on the weekend.

The Gryphs were beaten 3-1 Saturday after being swept 3-0 Friday.

Saturday, the Bold won 25-20, 27-25, 22-25, 25-13.

The Gryphs had a .184 kill percentage while TMU was at .315.

The Bold also had 56 kills, six aces, two blocks, 53 assists and 74 digs while the Gryphs had 48 kills, six aces, two blocks, 47 assists and 72 digs.

Briar Crerar had 18 kills, an ace, a block and nine digs while Sophie Fernback had 12 kills and a block. Jaymie Stephenson had 10 kills, two aces and 14 digs while Ella Carter had two aces and 32 assists, Alexa Shields had eight assists, Mackenzie Proulx had three assists and 20 digs and Samantha Ingleton had the other ace.

Julie Moore had 19 kills and two aces for TMU while Sarah Zonneveld had 28 assists and Mary Rioflorido had 22 digs. Scarlett Gingera and Katelyn Grasman each had two aces while Zonneveld and Ashley Ditchfield each had a block.

Friday, the Bold won 25-18, 25-18, 25-17.

The Gryphs had a .118 kill percentage in that one while the Bold were at .310.

The Bold had 41 kills, four aces, two blocks, 39 assists and 54 digs while the Gryphs had 27 kills, four aces, two blocks, 27 assists and 44 digs.

Ingleton had eight kills and a block for the Gryphs while Stephenson had six kills and an ace and Fernback had four kills and a block. Crerar had an ace and six digs while Shields had an ace and six assists, Carter had 14 assists and seven digs, Proulx had six assists and 15 digs and Sydney Simonson had an ace.

Moore had 12 kills, an ace, a block and 15 digs for the Bold while Zonneveld had 37 assists. Mikayla Sherriffs, Zonneveld and Alisa Gavva each had an ace while Ditchfield also had a block.

The matches complete action in the first semester for the Gryphs.

They’re to return to action with matches Jan. 6 and 7. They’re to host the Waterloo Warriors at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. and play the Toronto Varsity Blues at the Goldring Centre Kimel Family Field House Jan. 7 at 6 p.m.

The league is using a single-division format for its 14 teams this season. The Brock Badgers lead at 8-0 while the Western Mustangs are at 8-1, McMaster Marauders and Waterloo are at 8-2, Queen’s Gaels are at 5-3, TMU, Windsor Lancers and York Lions are at 5-4, Nipissing Lakers are at 3-5, the Gryphs are at 3-7, Toronto is at 2-7, Lakehead Thunderwolves are at 2-8, Trent Excalibur are at 0-7 and RMC Paladins are at 0-8.


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