Gryphs sweep RMC again, but fail to make playoffs

Gryphs sweep RMC again, but fail to make playoffs

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons did their part and got help from the Queen’s Gaels in OUA men’s volleyball play Saturday, but still ended up being the odd man out in a three-way tie for seventh place in OUA men’s volleyball.

The Gryphs swept the RMC Paladins at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre while the Gaels edged the Waterloo Warriors 3-2 at Waterloo. The result of those matches and a win by the Western Mustangs over the Nipissing Lakers Sunday left the Gryphs in a tie with Western and Toronto Metropolitan Bold for seventh place.


Guelph Gryphons 3 RMC Paladins 0

Western edged Nipissing 3-2 Sunday after Nipissing won a Saturday match 3-1 over the Mustangs. TMU completed its regular season Friday by sweeping the McMaster Marauders.

McMaster finished atop the standings at 18-2 while the Windsor Lancers were second at 15-5, Toronto Varsity Blues and York Lions were tied for third at 13-7 and Queen’s and Nipissing were tied for fifth at 11-9. Western, TMU and Guelph tied at 10-10 with the Gryphs being the one of the three not to make the playoffs.

As the Gryphs, Mustangs and Bold had each gone 2-2 in matches involving one another, the tie was broken by the number of overall set wins as Western had 41, TMU 39 and the Gryphs 35.

The Gryphs kept their playoff hopes alive with their 3-0 victory over RMC Saturday as they won 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 Saturday.

Guelph had a .481 kill percentage in Saturday’s match while RMC had a .169 kill percentage.

The Gryphs had 46 kills, seven aces, all seven blocks in the match, 44 assists and 29 digs while the Paladins had 29 kills, five aces, 28 assists and 22 digs.

Jacob Schweyer had 14 kills, two aces, a block and three digs while Arjun Selhi had 10 kills, two aces and two blocks and Jacob Bailey had seven kills, an ace and two blocks. Jack Richards had 35 assists, an ace and 11 digs while Daniel Pickett had eight assists and five digs, Joshua Glasbergen had the other assist and an ace, Liam Kinahan had three digs and Noah Romero-Marshall and Nathan Peters each had a block.

Joshua Wilkinson had 13 kills and five digs for RMC, Andrew Gallant had 23 assists and Jason Nadeau had two aces and five digs.

It was the second consecutive season the Gryphs missed the playoffs after being fourth-place finishers in 2019.

 

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Gryphs sweep RMC again, but fail to make playoffs

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons did their part and got help from the Queen’s Gaels in OUA men’s volleyball play Saturday, but still ended up being the odd man out in a three-way tie for seventh place in OUA men’s volleyball.

The Gryphs swept the RMC Paladins at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre while the Gaels edged the Waterloo Warriors 3-2 at Waterloo. The result of those matches and a win by the Western Mustangs over the Nipissing Lakers Sunday left the Gryphs in a tie with Western and Toronto Metropolitan Bold for seventh place.


Guelph Gryphons 3
RMC Paladins 0

Western edged Nipissing 3-2 Sunday after Nipissing won a Saturday match 3-1 over the Mustangs. TMU completed its regular season Friday by sweeping the McMaster Marauders.

McMaster finished atop the standings at 18-2 while the Windsor Lancers were second at 15-5, Toronto Varsity Blues and York Lions were tied for third at 13-7 and Queen’s and Nipissing were tied for fifth at 11-9. Western, TMU and Guelph tied at 10-10 with the Gryphs being the one of the three not to make the playoffs.

As the Gryphs, Mustangs and Bold had each gone 2-2 in matches involving one another, the tie was broken by the number of overall set wins as Western had 41, TMU 39 and the Gryphs 35.

The Gryphs kept their playoff hopes alive with their 3-0 victory over RMC Saturday as they won 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 Saturday.

Guelph had a .481 kill percentage in Saturday’s match while RMC had a .169 kill percentage.

The Gryphs had 46 kills, seven aces, all seven blocks in the match, 44 assists and 29 digs while the Paladins had 29 kills, five aces, 28 assists and 22 digs.

Jacob Schweyer had 14 kills, two aces, a block and three digs while Arjun Selhi had 10 kills, two aces and two blocks and Jacob Bailey had seven kills, an ace and two blocks. Jack Richards had 35 assists, an ace and 11 digs while Daniel Pickett had eight assists and five digs, Joshua Glasbergen had the other assist and an ace, Liam Kinahan had three digs and Noah Romero-Marshall and Nathan Peters each had a block.

Joshua Wilkinson had 13 kills and five digs for RMC, Andrew Gallant had 23 assists and Jason Nadeau had two aces and five digs.

It was the second consecutive season the Gryphs missed the playoffs after being fourth-place finishers in 2019.

 

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