TORONTO, Ont. (from Toronto Varsity Blues) – Alina Dormann and Jenna Woock each tallied a game-high 17.5 points in leading the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s volleyball team to a 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-5) victory over the York Lions on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 21) at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.
The win on Toronto’s fourth annual OVA Day improves their record to 8-3 and moves them into a tie for second place with the Queen’s Gaels.
Woock led all players with 14 kills with a .722 attack percentage, while adding 3.5 blocks and seven digs on the day. Dormann recorded 12 kills, 3.5 blocks and two aces, while adding 10 digs.
Sophomore outside hitter Brianna Patrick had another solid game, notching 11 points off of 10 kills and one ace, and added 11 digs. Rookie setter Rayn Perry tallied 37 assists and a team-high 15 digs in the win.
The first set was close from start to finish. The Blues took a narrow 16-15 lead into the technical timeout, but the Lions kept pace and edged Toronto, 25-23, to take a 1-0 match lead.
The Blues began to pull away in the second set and a big kill from Anna Licht gave Toronto a 16-12 lead at the break. York attempted to bring the game within reach but a final kill from Natasha Lewis evened the match at 1-1, 25-18.
U of T dominated the early goings of the third set and an Anna Feore kill put the home team up 16-11 at the technical timeout. The Lions again rallied to bring the game within three, but the Blues prevailed with a kill from Woock and final ace from Dormann, to take the set 25-21.
The fourth set was all Toronto as the Blues sealed the victory with a 25-5 fourth set win.
The Blues are back in action next Saturday, January 27 when they host the Queen’s Gaels in a battle for sole possession of second place in the East at Goldring Centre. Opening serve is set for 12 p.m.