After dropping contests to them earlier in the season, the York University Lions women’s volleyball team came up with a statement straight sets win against the Toronto Varsity Blues on the road Friday night. They downed Toronto 25-23, 25-19, 25-23 in three tightly-contested sets of volleyball.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The first set saw Toronto and York trade leads, and the teams rallied for a 23-23 tie down the stretch. It was two late kills from Olivia Kim which made the difference for the Lions, handing them the slim two-point win margin over the Blues.
- The second set began with a tight score, but the Lions pulled away in what began with a 5-0 run in the middle portions of the set to go up 15-11. The Lions kept a similar-sized lead for the remainder of the set and carried it to the end, winning 25-19.
- Responding to their 0-2 deficit, the Blues opened up a 9-5 lead in the third set, leaving the Lions with some work to do. York was down for the entire set, until they took the lead on a kill from Jessica Reynolds. That made it 24-23, and they ended the game on their first match point.
The Lions will waste no time in returning to road action, with a game in Guelph, Ont. against the Gryphons. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 26, with the game beginning at 6 pm.
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