Gryphon women drop preseason opener to UBC Okanagan

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons opened their OUA women’s volleyball preseason with a 3-1 loss to the UBC Okanagan Heat Friday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs took the first set 25-18 before UBC Okanagan responded with 25-20, 25-21 and 27-25 wins.

The hosts had 10 blocks to three for the Heat and they also had 63 digs to 54 for UBC Okanagan.

However, the Heat had 49 kills to 37 for the Gryphs and 13 aces to 10 for the Gryphs.

Cassidy Collins had eight kills and two blocks for Guelph while Rlla MacKenzie had five kills and an ace, Thea Brouwer had four aces and Ella Carter had 23 assists and nine digs. Jessica Chung also had nine digs.

Sydney Grills had 15 kills, a block and two assists for UBC Okanagan while Hellen Lacava had 12 kills, two aces and two assists, Amaya Perry had six kills, two aces and 11 digs. Natalie Livingston collected five aces, two blocks, 31 assists and eight digs.

The two teams are to meet again at the GGAC Saturday at 7 p.m.



Gryphon women to host Laurier Golden Hawks Saturday

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons are to host the Laurier Golden Hawks in an Ontario Intercollegiate Women’s Fastpitch Association doubleheader Saturday at the University of Guelph.

The Gryphs and Laurier are to start their twinbill at 10 a.m. while the second game is set for 12 noon.

The Gryphs played the York Lions in a doubleheader Friday at Maple (scores unavailable) and are to play the Waterloo Warriors in a pair of games Sunday at Kitchener’s Budd Park. First game is to start at 11 a.m.

The Gryphs are 1-6 on the season while York is 2-4, Laurier is 9-0 and Waterloo is 3-7.


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