Gryphons extend win streak to four matches

GUELPH – After winning the first two sets of their OUA men’s volleyball league match with the Nipissing Lakers at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre Saturday, the Guelph Gryphons needed to win the fifth set to claim a 3-2 victory and their fourth straight win in league play.

The Gryphs won the first two sets by 25-11 and 25-19 scores, then dropped a couple of close sets as Nipissing won 25-21 and 25-23. The hosts prevailed when they took the fifth set 15-8.

Guelph finished with a kill percentage of .286 with 58 kills and 20 attack errors while Nipissing was at .144 with 52 kills and 31 errors. The Gryphs also served up 11 aces to one for the Lakers.

Zach Newman led the Gryphs with 16 kills, three aces, four digs and a block while Oliver Hissink had 14 kills, seven digs and a block and Zarko Ubiparip had nine kills, two aces, 17 digs and three blocks.

Steve Wood had 17 kills, seven digs and two blocks for Nipissing while Jeremie Murray had nine kills, an ace, a dig and five blocks and Liam Ludlow had 10 kills, six digs and two blocks.

The Gryphs are fourth in the West Division at 7-4 with six games to go in their regular season. Guelph trails the McMaster Marauders (9-2), Windsor Lancers (9-3) and Western Mustangs (8-4) and leads the Waterloo Warriors (5-6) and Brock Badgers (3-9).

Top four in each division gain berths in the league quarter-finals.

The Gryphs are to host Brock Thursday at 8 p.m. at the GGAC.

 

Gryphons 3 Lakers 2
Guelph 25-11
Guelph 25-19
Nipissing 25-21
Nipissing 25-23
Guelph 15-8
TEAM STATS
Points: Guelph 84.0, Nipissing 65.0
Kills: Guelph 58, Nipissing 52
Assists: Guelph 52, Nipissing 46
Aces: Guelph 11, Nipissing 1
Digs: Guelph 53, Nipissing 47
Blocks: Guelph 15, Nipissing 12
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Newman 20, Hissink 15, Ubiparip 14, Paterson 12, Selhi 12, Baxter 5, Dresser 4, Bechard 2; Nipissing — Wood 19, Murray 15, Ludlow 12, Clendenning 8, Beauchamp 7, Ellison 2, MacPherson 1, McClure 1.
Kills: Guelph — Newman 16, Hissink 14, Ubiparip 9, Selhi 8, Paterson 4, Baxter 3, Dresser 2, Bechard 2; Nipissing — Wood 17, Ludlow 10, Murray 9, Clendenning 8, Beauchamp 6, MacPherson 1, McClure 1.
Assists: Guelph — Dresser 42, Hayter 8, Hissink 1, Kissack 1; Nipissing — Ellison 43, Clendenning 1, Ludlow 1, Thibeault 1.
Aces: Guelph — Newman 3, Paterson 2, Dresser 2, Selhi 2, Ubiparip 2; Nipissing — Murray 1.
Digs: Guelph — Ubiparip 17, Kissack 12, Hissink 7, Dresser 6, Newman 4, Baxter 3, Selhi 2, Hayter 2; Nipissing — Thibeault 13, Clendenning 10, Wood 7, Ellison 6, Ludlow 6, Blais 4, Murray 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Paterson 6, Ubiparip 3, Selhi 2, Baxter 2, Newman 1, Hissink 1; Nipissing — Murray 5, Ellison 2, Wood 2, Ludlow 2, Beauchamp 1.

 

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