Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s volleyball team defeated 3-0 by the Guelph Gryphons


Lakehead UniversityGUELPH, ON – (With files from Michelle Pino) – Sports – The Lakehead Thunderwolves women’s volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by the Guelph Gryphons on Friday evening (25-20, 25-15, 25-17). The first set was a close battle until 20 points but a string of unforced errors by Lakehead allowed Guelph to pull away winning 25-20. The Gryphons jumped ahead early in set two taking a four point lead that they maintained through the technical timeout. From there, Guelph kept the pressure on and again surged ahead to win 25-15. The third set saw the Gryphons again forge an early lead that they expanded later to win comfortably 25-17.

Lakehead coach Chris Green insists upon get the little things right in order to achieve success. “This young team has got to learn fast to pay attention to details. When they learn that and practice it, they will reap its rewards,” he noted post game.

Lakehead was led by Michelle Cournoyer and Jorie Daymond with 8 points each. Setter Sara Hudson had 21 assists, as Lakehead’s hitting errors outnumbered Guelph’s 25-8.

Brooke Lloyd led the Gryphons offense with 14 points (13 kills, 1 ace) followed by Kaitlyn Krizmanich with 10 (10 kills).

The two teams will battle again on Saturday afternoon at the Mitchell Center with game time at 4pm.

Their record now slips to 0-4 on the season, as they set for another test versus at the Mitchell Center tomorrow, followed by a Sunday matinee versus in Hamilton against McMaster.

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