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Rams bounce back from first set loss to claim victory over Guelph

By Jessica Pincente

GUELPH, Ont. - Though the team struggled as the game began, the Ryerson Rams would take three straight sets against the Guelph Gryphons to tally a 3-1 match victory, improving to a 7-0 undefeated record on the season.  

The Rams got off to a slow start in the game, looking unsettled on the court and dropping the first set 25-22 to the Gryphons. Guelph played a strong defensive game, particularly in the first and second sets against Ryerson, preventing the Rams from sweeping the matchup.

Ryerson’s play was littered with error early on, as the team notched eight errors on the first set alone.  The team would bounce back after their messy first set, tallying dominant victories through the remainder of the game.  

Janelle Albert (Brampton, Ont.) and Lauren Veltman (Brampton, Ont.) would quickly work to solve the Guelph defence. Veltman led the team with 19 kills on the match, while Albert totaled 11 digs through four sets.  

The second set saw a dominant 25-13 win, and both the third and fourth sets would finish with a 25-17 Rams victory.  

Ryerson’s Julie Longman (Newmarket, Ont.) recorded the 1,000th dig of her career against Guelph, becoming the first Ram in program history to break the thousand mark.  Longman recorded a total of 21 digs on the match.  

The Rams will take on the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday at 6:00 pm at the Physical Activities Complex.  Be sure to follow along with us, @RyersonRams on Twitter, and catch the game live on OUA.tv.  

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