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Rams win sixth straight in sweep of RMC

By Andrea Elliott

KINGSTON - The red-hot Ryerson Rams men's volleyball team picked up their sixth straight win on Saturday by sweeping the RMC Paladins 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-23) on the road.

The combined play of Xander Ketrzynski and Riley Anderson led the Rams to victory, as they recorded 18 points and 15 points, respectively.

In a back and forth opening set, RMC actually out-hit the Rams with 14 kills to Ryerson's 11, but a strong service game helped Ryerson be able to close the set with a 25-22 win to take a 1-0 match lead.

The Rams carried their momentum into the second set and they held a three point lead, 16-13, at the technical timeout. Ryerson found their rhythm down the stretch and was able to secure a 25-20 set win to go up 2-0 in the match.

RMC looked prepared to extend the game when they led 16-15 at the third set technical, but Ryerson showed some composure and came back to claim a close 25-23 set to sweep the match.

Ketrzynski finished with 13 kills and five service aces while Anderson notched eight kills and five solo blocks. RMC's Dale Towe led the Paladins with 13 kills in the loss.

Ryerson improves to 9-3 on the season and will face the Queen's Gaels on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. with top spot in the OUA East division up for grabs. 

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