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Rams dominate in sweep over Lions

By Jessica Pincente

TORONTO - With a 3-0 sweep over the York Lions Friday evening, the Ryerson Rams have secured their place as the OUA’s top team and remain undefeated through their first four games of the regular season. 


The Rams opened the game against York tonight with a 25-16 win in the first set, asserting their dominance early on against the Lions. 

York battled hard in the second set, but the Rams held their own and took the set 25-19. 

The final set saw a tough matchup on both sides, but Ryerson came out with a 25-15 set victory and a 3-0 sweep to claim the win. 

The Rams continued their hot streak tonight, and haven’t lost a single set dating back to their season-opening game against the McMaster Marauders on October 27th. 

Sophomore setter Mady Timpany (Woodstock, Ont.) played her third game of the season against the Lions, tallying a total of 32 assists on the night. Ryerson’s Theanna Vernon (Scarborough, Ont.) lead the team with 11 kills, and Janelle Albert (Brampton, Ont.), an outside hitter, had a total of 14 digs on the match. Albert, the first year hitter, had a great defensive game today and is starting to establish herself as one of the OUA’s top hitters.  She currently sits 3rd in the OUA in both kills per set (3.46 K/S0 and kill percentage (0.385%). 

Looking ahead, the Rams will play one more game this weekend, this time taking on the Trent Excalibur at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Sunday afternoon.  The Excalibur are 0-4 on the season, one of their losses coming as a 3-0 sweep against the Rams just last weekend. 

Be sure to follow along with us on Twitter, @RyersonRams, and watch the game live on at 1 pm.

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