Weekend wrap: Lions fall to Marauders in four sets in OUA quarterfinals

Lions logo
York U Lions

The York University men’s volleyball team was defeated by the McMaster University Marauders 3-1 in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) quarterfinals on Saturday evening at Burridge Gymnasium in Hamilton, Ont.

Despite the Lions being up against the No. 4 nationally ranked Marauders, they came out of the gates strong, won the first set and made it tough on the Marauders in the final three sets.

The Lions were confident entering the game, fresh off two wins in a row last weekend, and had an impressive first set. The start of the set was extremely close for both teams until the Marauders, after an 11-11 tie, earned five points, while the Lions only added one, to enter the mid-set break with a 16-12 lead. More details on the York Lions website.

Road ends for Lions with loss to Warriors in quarterfinals

The York University women’s volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by the University of Waterloo Warriors in the OUA quarterfinals on Saturday evening at Physical Activities Complex in Waterloo, Ont.

The Lions, who earned a playoff spot as the fourth seed in the OUA East division, were up against tough competition with the No. 4 nationally ranked Warriors who finished in first place in the OUA West division. The Lions, however, were fresh off a big five-set win against the Trent Excalibur last weekend.

The Lions were the first to earn a point at the start of the first set, but the Warriors had a strong start entering the mid-set break with a 16-8 lead. The Warriors picked up their biggest lead of the set after a service error by the Lions, to lead by 10 points, 20-10. Despite the Lions attempting to close the large lead, the Warriors took the first set 25-17. More details.