Gryphon volleyball women nipped by Brock in close match
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons remain clinging to the final playoff berth in the OUA women’s volleyball league’s West Division despite a 3-2 loss to the division-leading Brock Badgers Saturday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre.
The match was a close one throughout with Brock winning the final two sets, each by two points. Brock won 20-25, 26-24, 16-25, 27-25, 15-13.
Lisa Wedel had 13 kills for the Gryphs in the match while four of her teammates also hit double digits in kills – Jade Ziebarth had 12 and Jessica Chung, Cassidy Collins and Alexandra Proulx each had 11. Alexandra Curran had 48 assists while Ziebarth had four aces, Proulx had 17 digs and Collins had nine blocks.
Laura Condotta and Darby Taylor each had 15 kills for Brock while Emily Armstrong had 31 assists, Condotta had three aces, Alanna Norris had 19 digs and Christina Jovetic, Grace Pyatt and Taylor each had three blocks.
The Gryphs had a .137 kill percentage with 60 kills, 54 assists, seven aces, 85 digs and 20 blocks while Brock had a .110 kill percentage with 58 kills, 57 assists, six aces, 104 digs and nine blocks.
Brock leads the West Division at 12-3 and is followed by the Western Mustangs (11-5), Waterloo Warriors (10-5), Guelph (9-7), Windsor Lancers (8-8), McMaster Marauders (8-9) and Lakehead Thunderwolves (2-15). Top four qualify for the playoffs.
The Gryphs have three games to play in their regular season, all on the road. They’re to play the RMC Paladins (1-15) Friday and Queen’s Gaels (10-6) Saturday at Kingston and close out the regular season against the Warriors at Waterloo Feb. 22 in a match that could decide the final playoff qualifier in the West Division.
Badgers 3 Gryphons 2
Guelph 25 Brock 20
Brock 26 Guelph 24
Guelph 25 Brock 16
Brock 27 Guelph 25
Brock 15 Guelph 13
- Guelph Sports Journal