Marauders tame Lions in season finale

Toronto – The McMaster men’s volleyball team finished off regular season play with a win over the York Lions on Sunday (Feb. 12). The five-set, Ontario University Athletics win, with scores of 26-28, 25-14, 25-23, 25-21, 15-11, was the Marauders 15th win of the season.

The Marauders, with a 15-3 mark, finished second in the league, just behind the 16-2 Western Mustangs, and will play at home on Saturday, Feb. 18, against the York Lions, who finished regular season play in seventh place with an 8-10 showing.

In addition to Sunday’s win, the Marauders beat the Lions in their earlier meeting during the regular season.

Middle Tyson Alexander had a game-high 17 points in the win with 12 kills, one ace and four blocks. Rookie Daniel Groenveld had 16 kills and Brendan Dennis had 11 more for McMaster. Setter Austin Smith recorded a game-high 50 assists in the match.

For York, Karim Khalil had a team-high 16 points with 13 kills and three blocks. Ray Szeto had 14 points, Nikola Sandic had 12 and Greg Ivan had 11 more for the Lions. Libero Daniel Dearing recorded 24 digs in the Lions’ loss.