KINGSTON, Ont. (from McMaster Marauders) — Continuing the rampant run of form that saw them run through January without dropping a set, the McMaster Marauders achieved their ninth sweep of the season Saturday in Kingston.
The U Sports sixth-ranked Marauders comfortably outplayed the RMC Paladins en route to a 25-11, 25-18, 25-6 victory on the road, improving their women’s volleyball record to 13-1 atop the OUA West division.
McMaster has won 22 consecutive sets dating back to December 2017, and 13 straight matches since their season and home-opening contest in October.
Veteran middle Maicee Sorensen (Hamilton, ON) built on her lead atop the OUA’s hitting charts, leading McMaster and the match with 11 kills, while adding four aces and a solo block for 16 points. Her .500 hitting average, with just one error, moved Sorensen to an OUA-best .471 for the season.
Enjoying the majority of the playing time at setter, Michelle Chelladurai (London, ON) racked up 30 assists in the win, while outside Jill Eisenhauer (Toronto, ON) led the Marauders with 10 digs.
McMaster held RMC to just .027 hitting Saturday, forcing 18 errors versus 21 kills from the Paladins, and conceding just 23 points.
On the other side of the net, the Marauders committed just seven errors as a group over three sets played, hitting .307 and pushing the Paladins from the service line with a team total of eight aces against just five service errors.
McMaster remains in Kingston for a second day, taking on the Queen’s Gaels at the Athletics and Recreation Complex (ARC) on Sunday. That match will get underway at 1 pm EST.