Gryphon volleyball women’s comeback attempt falls short

LONDON – The Western Mustangs withstood a comeback attempt by the Guelph Gryphons as the locals were edged 3-2 in OUA women’s volleyball play Wednesday night at Western’s Alumni Hall.

After the Mustangs won the opening two sets by 25-17 and 25-19 scores, the Gryphs came back to tie it up with 25-17 and 26-24 wins. However, Western took the match with a 15-11 fifth-set victory.

The teams fought fairly evenly throughout the match as Western had 50 kills to Guelph’s 46, 11 aces to nine by the Gryphs, 88 digs to 87 for Guelph and nine blocks to 13 for the Gryphs.

Lisa Wedel collected 11 kills, three aces, four digs and four blocks for the Gryphs while Jessica Chung had 10 kills, four aces and 13 digs and Alexandra Proulx had 11 kills, an ace, three assists, 19 digs and two blocks. Alexandra Curran had a kill, 37 assists, nine digs and two blocks and Jade Ziebarth had seven kills, 13 digs and two blocks.

Melissa Langegger had 20 kills, an assist, two aces and 11 digs for Western while Kristina Curcin had 10 kills, an assist, an ace, five digs and two blocks, Kate Van Camp had nine kills, an assist, two aces and 23 digs and Rachel Grove had six kills, two aces, 13 digs and four blocks.

The result leaves both teams with 2-1 records.

The Gryphs are to play the Windsor Lancers (1-1) at Windsor’s St. Denis Centre Saturday at 6 p.m.

 

Mustangs 3 Gryphons 2
Western 25-17
Western 25-19
Guelph 25-17
Guelph 26-24
Western 15-11
 
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