Gryphon volleyball women rebound to topple Toronto
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons rallied from a five-point deficit in the fifth and final set of their OUA women’s volleyball league match with the Toronto Varsity Blues at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre Thursday to claim a 3-2 win.
Toronto led 8-3 when the teams switched ends of the court and the Gryphs came back to eventually record a 16-14 win to take the match.
The Blues had won the opening set 27-25 before the Gryphs took the second set 25-20. Toronto went ahead again with a 25-15 win in the third set before the Gryphs pulled even with a 25-21 fourth-set win.
Briar Crerar had 18 kills, an ace, a block and 21 digs for the Gryphs while Mia Miskovic had nine kills and three aces. Alexa Shields collected six kills, two aces, 46 assists and 20 digs while Hailey Holland had three blocks and an assist and Nikina Bear-Lowen also had three blocks. Payton King had two assists and 13 digs.
Julia Murmann had 17 kills and four blocks for Toronto while Thea Ziesmann had seven aces and four blocks. Guelph native Robin Melnick had 32 assists and two aces while Delaney Watson had 30 digs.
The Gryphs had 58 kills, eight aces, five blocks, 50 assists, 97 digs and a .155 kill percentage in the match while the Blues had 51 kills, 14 aces, eight blocks, 44 assists, 86 digs and a .167 kill percentage.
The result leaves the Gryphs at 6-2 and Toronto at 4-5.
The Gryphs are to play the York Lions (1-6) at York Friday at 6 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal