Photo by Alex D'Addese

Vernon the hero in Rams sweep over RMC

By Jessica Pincente

KINGSTON, Ont. - The Ryerson Rams tallied a 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-22) match victory over the RMC Paladins Friday night, marking their 16th win of the season in as many games.

Ryerson would open the first set with a strong five-point lead over the Paladins, though the team would tally five errors in 54 total attempts.  Before the matchup, the Rams hadn’t played since February 3rd amidst their seasonal bye week.

Ryerson would go on to make only four hitting errors in the remaining two sets.  

Sixteen seemed to be the magic number tonight for the Rams. Theanna Vernon (Scarborough, Ont.) lead the Rams with 16 kills in three sets.  Setter Kate McIlmoyle (London, Ont.) had 16 assists on the match, while libero Julie Longman (Newmarket, Ont.) tallied 16 digs for the team.

With her .600 hitting percentage tonight, Vernon now sits first in the OUA in the statistic with a percentage of 0.466 on the season. Vernon also registered 23 points in tonight’s match.

The third and final set of the game saw RMC playing atop their game, only making one hitting error on 35 total attempts. The Rams would come out victorious, though, winning the set 25-22 and the game 3-0.

All three of Ryerson’s setters saw time on the floor tonight, with McIlmoyle tallying the majority of the assists and Mady Timpany (Woodstock, Ont.) not far behind with 10. Alicia Lam (Oakville, Ont.) played in one set and tallied a single assist.

The Rams will take the floor tomorrow night against the Queen’s Gaels at 6 pm in Kingston to close out their weekend road trip.



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