Gryphon volleyball women fall back to .500

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons find themselves at the .500 winning percentage mark again following a 3-2 loss to the Brock Badgers in OUA women’s volleyball play Thursday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs took the first set 25-13 before Brock rallied for 25-23 and 25-22 set victories. A 25-17 win by Guelph in the fourth set took the match to its five-set maximum and the visiting Badgers took the deciding set 15-7.

The Gryphs lost despite having a .230 kill percentage while Brock’s was .186. However, Brock had 156 kills, 21 more than the Gryphs who also had 12 blocks to Brock’s five.

Cassidy Collins had nine kills, five aces, two digs and three blocks for the Gryphs while Hazel Atkins had 10 kills, two aces, three digs and a block and Michaela Hellinga had 11 kills, nine digs and a block.

Brock’s Darby Taylor had 17 kills, two aces, six digs and a block and Laura Condotta had 15 kills, an ace, 14 digs and a block.

The Badgers are second in the West Division at 9-5 while the Gryphs are tied for fourth with the Western Mustangs and Windsor Lancers with seven apiece. Western has five losses while the Gryphs and Windsor each have seven losses. Top four in the division qualify for the playoffs.

The Gryphs have five matches to go in their regular season with four of them being away from Guelph. They’re to play the Ryerson Rams (12-1) at Toronto Feb. 9, Waterloo Warriors (13-0) at Waterloo Feb. 10, host McMaster Marauders (8-5) Feb. 15, play the Windsor Lancers at Windsor Feb. 22 and the Western Mustangs at London Feb. 23.

 

Badgers 3 Gryphons 2
Guelph 25 Brock 13
Brock 25 Guelph 23
Brock 25 Guelph 22
Guelph 25 Brock 17
Brock 15 Guelph 7
TEAM STATS
Points: Guelph 71.0, Brock 73.0
Kills: Guelph 49, Brock 59
Assists: Guelph 47, Brock 55
Aces: Guelph 10, Brock 9
Digs: Guelph 51, Brock 59
Blocks: Guelph 12, Brock 5
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Collins 17, Atkins 13, Hellinga 12, Wedel 11, Curran 6, Pijil 5, Chung 3, Herrera 2, Deering 1, Tanasijevic 1; Brock — Taylor 20, Condotta 17, Todd 8, Pyatt 8, Edwards 7, Carroll 7, Armstrong 3, Holland 3.
Kills: Guelph — Hellinga 11, Atkins 10, Collins 9, Wedel 8, Chung 3, Curran 3, Herrera 2, Pijil 2, Tanasijevic 1; Brock — Taylor 17, Condotta 15, Edwards 7, Pyatt 7, Todd 5, Carroll 5, Holland 2, Armstrong 1.
Assists: Guelph — Curran 43, Pijil 2, Tanasijevic 2; Brock — Armstrong 49, Law-Heese 3, Condotta 2, Norris 1.
Aces: Guelph — Collins 5, Atkins 2, Pijil 2, Deering 1; Brock — Todd 3, Armstrong 2, Taylor 2, Condotta 1, Carroll 1.
Digs: Guelph — Tanasijevic 15, Curran 13, Hellinga 9, Chung 3, Atkins 3, Pijil 3, Duncan 2, Collins 2, Wedel 1; Brock — Condotta 14, Armstrong 10, Law-Heese 10, Taylor 6, Norris 5, Edwards 5, Pyatt 3, Todd 2, Carroll 2, Balatbat 1, Holland 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Curran 3, Collins 3, Wedel 3, Atkins 1, Hellinga 1, Pijil 1; Brock — Condotta 1, Pyatt 1, Taylor 1, Carroll 1, Holland 1.

 

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