On Feb. 10, the Warriors’ Women’s Volleyball Team defeated the Guelph Gryphons in four sets (23-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-23) to earn their 20th win of the season. It was a big win from the Warriors after the team suffered their first loss of the season two days prior against the Ryerson Rams.
The Warriors began the game slowly, going down eight points early in the first set. While they battled back, thanks to strong kills from Ella Stewart, the Gryphons took the first set 23-25. Guelph continued to be the better team early in the second, as they jumped out to a 9-2 lead. Following a timeout, the Warriors went on a 13-2 run to take the lead before cruising to victory. In the third set, they reminded the Gryphons why they are the top ranked team in the conference, as they dominated the game to win the set by 11 points. Stewart and Karen Fan combined for many key blocks in the fourth set to thwart the Gryphon’s outside hitters and help the Warriors secure the victory. Stewart and Sarah Glynn led the Warriors with 16 kills each, while setter Claire Gange had 36 assists. Libero Sarah Remedios as was steady as always, picking up 16 digs to surpass a milestone 700 career digs. While her box score stats don’t show it, Fann was the leader for the Warriors, coming up with blocks and kills at crucial moments in the game to help swing momentum in the Warriors favour. Everytime she entered the game, she sparked her teammates and ignited a run of points. The Warriors remain atop the OUA West Standings and will square off next against Brock on Feb. 15 at home.