Marauders advance to volleyball semi-finals


The McMaster Marauders dominated the visiting Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday evening (Feb. 19) en route to the Ontario University Athletics final four volleyball tournament.

The Marauders easily bested the Hawks in three sets (25-21, 25-12, 25-18). In a game where the Marauders essentially led from start to finish, Shayne Petrusma (Burlington) scored a game high 15 points on 13 kills. Tyler Santoni (Kingston) and Kevin Stevens (Winnipeg) both contributed 12 points, while Michael Sjonnesen (Cambridge) had a game high seven blocks.

Laurier’s Dave Hamilton (Toronto) posted 11 digs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Marauders impressive kill percentage (nearly eight times that of Laurier).

The OUA finals, hosted by the Western Mustangs, will see McMaster meet Queen’s in a semi-final to be played at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb.25.