Western Mustangs def. Ryerson Rams 3-0
- USports (Canada)
- Western def. Ryserson 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 25-13)
- Western moves to 7-2, Ryerson falls to 6-2
- Box Score
11 members of the Ryerson University men’s volleyball team were suspended for the team’s first game of 2018 on Friday, and the result was as lopsided as one might expect under the circumstances. The Western Mustangs beat Ryerson 3-0, in what became a lopsided affair after a gritty first set.
In addition, the team was without head coach Adam Simac.
A statement from a spokesperson for the school would only say that the players were found to have “violated the student-athlete code of conduct.”
The 9 remaining Ryerson players had a combined 13 caps this season. Freshman middle blocker Navreet Suhan was the team’s only regular participant to play in the match, but he had just 4 kills and 6 errors on 19 swings for a -.105 hitting percentage. He had 1 solo block and 7 digs in the match defensively.
A pair of Mustangs came away with 9 kills each – Jordan Baric and Marko Milenkovic. Aden Hasanagic had 5 kills and hit .571 as the most successful offensive player for the team – they hit just .130 as a group.
Ryserson hit .268 in the first set, and pushed the frame to a 23-23 tie, before back-to-back kills from Western’s Bryn Ramsay finished off the set. The rest of the match was all Western – including a .409 hitting percentage in the 2nd set. Ramsay had 17 kills to just 3 errors and hit .452 overall while chipping in 3 blocks as well. Evan Hammond had 6 kills on 7 errorless swings to go with 3 blocks and 2 aces. The team in total hit .315.
The difference between the teams showed most heavily in the service game: Western had 7 aces and just 4 errors, while Ryerson had 1 ace and 5 errors, and Western generally kept Ryerson out-of-system with their serves.
The suspensions are effective from January 10th through 24th, which means they’ll miss 3 more matches against Toronto, York, and Nipissing.