Gryphon volleyball women slip by Lakehead

THUNDER BAY – The Guelph Gryphons made it three wins in a row as they defeated the Lakehead Thunderwolves 3-1 in OUA women’s volleyball league play Friday night at Lakehead’s C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse.

All four sets were close with the winning team needing more than the regulation 25 points to capture the victory in each of the first three sets. The Gryphs won 27-25, 26-24, 25-27, 25-22.

The Gryphs had a .292 kill percentage as they had 61 kills, 15 more than their hosts. They also had five more digs although Lakehead had 14 aces (11 more than the Gryphs) and 14 blocks (four more than Guelph).

Michaela Hellinga had 18 kills and 11 digs for the Gryphs while Noa Pijil had 14 kills, an ace, 10 digs and four blocks.

Meghan Routier had 14 kills, seven aces, four digs and two blocks for Lakehead.

The Gryphs are at 3-2, tied for third in the West Division, while Lakehead’s at 1-5 and in seventh.

The teams are to play against Saturday at 7 p.m. at Lakehead.

 

Gryphons 3 Thunderwolves 1
Guelph 27 Lakehead 25
Guelph 26 Lakehead 24
Lakehead 25 Guelph 27
Guelph 25 Lakehead 22
TEAM STATS
Points: Guelph 69.5, Lakehead 70.0
Kills: Guelph 61, Lakehead 46
Aces: Guelph 3, Lakehead 14
Blocks: Guelph 10, Lakehead 14
Assists: Guelph 56, Lakehead 40
Digs: Guelph 78, Lakehead 73
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Kills: Guelph — Hellinga 18, Pijil 14, Collins 10, Atkins 7, Wedel 7, Curran 5; Lakehead — Routier 14, Kearns 12, Geisel 12, Hara 4, Korchak 4.
Assists: Guelph — Curran 49, Tanasijevic 6, Hellinga 1; Lakehead — Sweezey 39, Kearns 1.
Aces: Guelph — Curran 1, Pijil 1, Collins 1; Lakehead — Routier 7, Hara 3, Geisel 3, Kearns 1.
Digs: Guelph — Tanasijevic 23, Curran 13, Hellinga 11, Pijil 10, Herrera 7, Collins 5, Wedel 5, Chung 3, Atkins 1; Lakehead — Zarn 26, Hara 18, Sweezey 8, Geisel 8, Kearns 7, Routier 4, Temoin 2.
Blocks: Guelph — Pijil 4, Wedel 3, Collins 2, Hellinga 1; Lakehead — Geisel 4, Korchak 4, Routier 2, Sweezey 2, Kearns 2.
Points: Guelph — Hellinga 18.5, Pijil 17.5, Collins 12.0, Wedel 8.5, Atkins 7.0, Curran 6.0; Lakehead — Routier 22.0, Geisel 18.5, Kearns 14.5, Hara 7.0, Korchak 7.0, Sweezey 1.0.
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