Gaels spike Marauders playoff bid


London – The McMaster men won’t be unable to defend last year’s Ontario University Athletics volleyball title. A loss to the Queen’s Gaels on Friday (Feb.24) derailed McMaster’s playoff run. Set scores in the match were 19-25, 25-23, 18-25, 17-25.

Fifth-year Jeremy Groenveld ended this career as a Marauder with a team-high 15 kills, a block, and an ace for 17 points on the night. Kevin Stevens also hit double-digits with 11 points and 10 digs while second-year Jori Mantha had another nine for McMaster in the loss.

For Queen’s Joren Zeeman had an outstanding 23 points with 21 kills and 10 digs. Middle Michael Amoroso recorded another 11 points for the Gaels.

The Marauders finish off their season with a second place finish in the OUA regular season standings with 15 wins and three losses and with a playoff record of 1-1.