January 8, 2012
CIS women's volleyball Sunday roundup: Brock knocks off No. 8 York Lions 3-1
Photo credit Brock Athletics
KINGSTON, Ont. - The Gaels (8-3) completed a weekend sweep
with a win over the visiting Waterloo Warriors (3-7) in four sets
on Sunday afternoon in Kingston. Set scores were 25-11, 25-22,
18-25, 25-22 in a game where Natalie Gray of Oshawa, Ont. had a
game high 11 kills and 18 digs.
The Gaels Kelsey Bishop of North Vancouver, B.C. had 11 kills for
the Gaels in the win and Anna Pedjase of Waterloo, Ont. led all
Gaels in assists with 20.
For Waterloo, Oksana Kozak of Mississauga, Ont. led all Warriors in
kills with 10 to go along with five digs and one block. Kayla Ng of
London, Ont. led all players with 25 assists in a losing
The first set was handidly won by the Gaels 25-11 but Waterloo
managed to make a game of it keeping set three close with 22 points
and winning the third set 25-18. The Gaels attack was too strong on
the day as they took another close set 25-22 for the 3-1 victory.
Five Gaels finished with five or more kills on the day, in their
second straight win in as many days having won in five sets on
Saturday against Guelph.
With the win the Gaels now improve to 8-3 on the season and sit
tied with Toronto for second place in the OUA. The Gaels return to
action next weekend when they take on the McMaster Marauders on
Saturday January 14 in Hamilton, then travel to Toronto Sunday to
play the OUA first place York Lions who sit at a perfect 9-0 on the
Source: Queen's Sports Info
|No. 8 York
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University women's volleyball
team (7-4 OUA) knocked off the No. 8 ranked York University
Lions (9-1 OUA) by the score of 3-1 (25-14, 16-25, 25-20, 25-23)
Sunday afternoon at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.
With the victory, Brock moves into a tie for fourth place in the
OUA with 14 points. They sit four points behind first place York
(9-1) and just two points behind Toronto (8-3) and Queen's
Going into today's match, York had won the last 10 contests. It was
even bitter sweet for Brock first year head coach Dale Melnick to
get the victory over her alma mater.
For the Badgers this was their second victory in their last four
matches over a nationally ranked opponent as they knocked off No. 3
Saint Mary's at the National Invitational Tournament over the
Leading the Badgers offense was senior Rachel Roorda (St. George,
Ont.) who recorded a match high 19 kills with a .436 hitting
percentage. Sophomore Lucy McLay (Stratford, Ont.) registered the
double-double adding 11 kills and 13 digs. Senior Jennifer McKenzie
(Surrey, BC) and junior Tori Stirling (Whitby, Ont.) both chipped
in with seven kills each. Senior setter Ally Fast (St. Catharines,
Ont.) registered another double-double collecting 36 assists and 12
digs. Sophomore libero Tess Palmateer (Aurora, Ont.) added 18 digs
in the victory.
For the Lions, Brandie Wilkerson (Brampton, Ont.) added 14 kills
and Melissa Humana-Paredes (Toronto, Ont.) finished with six
kills and 15 digs. Libero Jennifer Black (London, Ont.) collected
18 digs in the loss.
The Badgers are now on the road for their next six matches
beginning Jan. 14 when they travel to Thunder Bay to take on the
Lakehead Thunderwolves (0-10).
Source: Brock Sports Info