Windsor Rams Ryerson

Matthew Pe Benito bumps a serve to Blase Wasser. Pe Benito was a mainstay in the Lancer defence against Ryerson, making 15 digs in a 3-2 victory.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Matthew Pe Benito bumps a serve to Blase Wasser. Pe Benito was a mainstay in the Lancer defence against Ryerson, making 15 digs in a 3-2 victory.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Lancers split their weekend home match-ups, dropping a 3-1 decision to the Toronto Varsity Blues Friday before rebounding in a marathon 3-2 win over the Ryerson Rams.

The victory over Ryerson was hard fought each step of the way. Windsor took the first set 25-21 but fell short when the Rams retaliated 25-14 in the second.

The Lancers and Rams took set 3 to a tie-breaker with the visitors emerging with the win, 27-25. But Windsor wouldn’t quit, as the extended set looked to take its toll on Ryerson more than Windsor. The Blue and Gold topped the Rams 25-23, forcing a deciding set.

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Andre Khayat had 2 service aces and 3 kills, including this one, against Ryerson.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Ryerson jumped into a 3-0 lead in the rubber match but the Lancers wouldn’t roll over. Windsor reached the 15th point on Brad Gyemi’s 14th kill of the night, and it was enough to earn the Lancers their 2nd win of the season.

Josh Edwards equalled Gyemi’s 14 kills and Matthew Pe Benito proved his worth on defense with 15 digs.

Windsor will play host to Waterloo when the teams return from the break on January 15. The first volley is served at 8:00 pm.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata