There were mixed results this past weekend for the Brock Badgers men’s volleyball team, defeating Trent in a three set sweep while falling in three sets to Ryerson.
On Friday, the Badgers took on the winless Trent Excalibur. Brock easily brought their record back to .500 with a sweep of the last place team in three sets (25-21, 30-28, 25-18).
Third-year hitter Logan House was back to his usual self, after some shaky exhibition games, leading the team with 17.5 points, 15 kills and two aces, while hitting at a stunning .481 efficiency. First-year Sauli Lianga was a solid complement, adding 11 points and 10 kills of his own, hitting at a .421 efficiency, while leading the team with eight digs. Setter Marcelo Muniz Correa led the team with 35 assists.
On Sunday, now sitting at 5-5, the Badgers faced competition much more on their level, taking on the 6-5 Ryerson Rams.
However, the Badgers were outmatched by the Rams as Ryerson took the game in a three set sweep (25-21, 25-18, 25-18).
Opposing hitter Xander Ketrzysnki seemed unstoppable as he put up a game high 13 kills and 15.5 points for the Rams, while hitting at a sparkling .500 efficiency, getting half of his attempts to fall for points.
On the home side, House led the way again with 14 points, 12 kills and seven digs. There was not much support from his teammates, as Peter Schnabel had the next most points with seven, while adding a team leading two aces. Correa again led in assists with 22.
The Badgers now sit at 5-6, good for fourth in the OUA West. Their path for a playoff berth will not be getting any easier as their next two games are against the province’s best team, the No. 5 ranked McMaster Marauders.
On Sunday, in the Bob Davis Gym at 6:00 p.m., the Badgers will take on the Marauders for the first of their back-to-back.