By Chris Blanchette
The Ryerson women’s volleyball team defeated the Royal Military College Paladins (25-9, 25-19, 25-17) to snap the team’s one-game losing streak, while improving to 10-2 on the season, Friday night.
The Rams dominated the first game of the match 25-9. Despite a few struggles with passing, Ryerson was able to overcome adversity and make a late push to win the second game 25-19.
After taking a 16-8 lead in the third set, the Rams never looked back. They cruised through the remainder of the game, ultimately overpowering RMC on route to a 25-17 win, and a three-set sweep of RMC.
The sheer dominance of the Rams allowed head coach Dustin Reid to spread out the rotation and still remain consistent.
“Any time you’re looking at giving people opportunity you’re worried that the momentum or the flow of the game will be affected but I don’t think it was tonight. That’s a great sign of how prepared the girls were to come out and be focused,” Reid said
Ryerson was led by outside hitter Veronica Livingston who had 13 kills on 22 attempts, while adding 11 digs. On top the great game from Livingston, five Rams players had 4 or more kills in the match, proving the depth of the team this year.
This win puts the Rams back on track after losing in straight sets to the University of Toronto last Sunday, Jan. 24.
“When we reevaluate our game against Toronto, we didn’t play poorly but we wanted to get back to playing the way we like to, which is controlling the ball and not making mistakes, and we did that tonight,” Reid said.
You can catch the Rams in action tomorrow at 6 pm, when they take on the Queen’s University Gaels, as they will look to begin another winning streak