Gryphon volleyball women fall out of playoff contention

Gryphon volleyball women fall out of playoff contention

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons continue to search for their first victory of 2023 in OUA women’s volleyball play after being swept 3-0 by the York Lions Saturday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

It was Guelph’s 10th consecutive loss with six of those losses coming since New Year’s Day.


York Lions 3 Guelph Gryphons 0

With four games left on their schedule and the top eight qualifying for the playoffs, the loss knocked the Gryphs out of playoff contention as they fall to 3-13, good for 12th in the 14-team league.

York is eighth at 8-8.

The Gryphs have a young squad this season as their roster of 18 includes eight players in their first year of eligibility and seven in their second. The other three are all third-year players meaning all 18 are eligible to return next season. However, the three players with the most experience in the league are either in their fourth or fifth year of schooling.

Saturday, York won 25-18, 25-14, 25-23.

The Gryphs had a .177 kill percentage with 35 kills, three aces, six blocks, 32 assists and 44 digs.

York operated at a kill percentage of .290 and finished with 45 kills, seven aces, three blocks, 42 assists and 56 digs.

Hailey Holland collected 10 kills and an ace for the Gryphs while Briar Crerar had nine kills and nine digs and Samantha Ingleton had seven kills and two blocks. Ella Carter had 18 assists, nine digs and an ace while Ella MacKenzie had two blocks, Alexa Shields had a block and seven assists, Mackenzie Proulx had four assists and 10 digs, Sophie Kalbfleisch had eight digs and a block and Jayme Stephenson had the other ace.

Kim Olivia had 15 kills and two aces for York while Chiara Da Silva had 37 assists and Tyneille Swaby had 15 digs. Julia Typa, Christina Piccinin and Megan McDonald each had a block.

The Gryphs are to travel to Thunder Bay for matches against the Lakehead Thunderwolves (4-12) Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each day.

They’re to wrap up their season the following weekend with matches against the RMC Paladins (0-16) at the GGAC at 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday of that weekend.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Gryphon volleyball women fall out of playoff contention

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons continue to search for their first victory of 2023 in OUA women’s volleyball play after being swept 3-0 by the York Lions Saturday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

It was Guelph’s 10th consecutive loss with six of those losses coming since New Year’s Day.


York Lions 3
Guelph Gryphons 0

With four games left on their schedule and the top eight qualifying for the playoffs, the loss knocked the Gryphs out of playoff contention as they fall to 3-13, good for 12th in the 14-team league.

York is eighth at 8-8.

The Gryphs have a young squad this season as their roster of 18 includes eight players in their first year of eligibility and seven in their second. The other three are all third-year players meaning all 18 are eligible to return next season. However, the three players with the most experience in the league are either in their fourth or fifth year of schooling.

Saturday, York won 25-18, 25-14, 25-23.

The Gryphs had a .177 kill percentage with 35 kills, three aces, six blocks, 32 assists and 44 digs.

York operated at a kill percentage of .290 and finished with 45 kills, seven aces, three blocks, 42 assists and 56 digs.

Hailey Holland collected 10 kills and an ace for the Gryphs while Briar Crerar had nine kills and nine digs and Samantha Ingleton had seven kills and two blocks. Ella Carter had 18 assists, nine digs and an ace while Ella MacKenzie had two blocks, Alexa Shields had a block and seven assists, Mackenzie Proulx had four assists and 10 digs, Sophie Kalbfleisch had eight digs and a block and Jayme Stephenson had the other ace.

Kim Olivia had 15 kills and two aces for York while Chiara Da Silva had 37 assists and Tyneille Swaby had 15 digs. Julia Typa, Christina Piccinin and Megan McDonald each had a block.

The Gryphs are to travel to Thunder Bay for matches against the Lakehead Thunderwolves (4-12) Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each day.

They’re to wrap up their season the following weekend with matches against the RMC Paladins (0-16) at the GGAC at 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday of that weekend.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal