By Ned Bekavac
It was like déjà vu all over again for the Guelph Gryphons and York Lions women’s volleyball teams on Friday night.
York, one of the top teams in the country, came into Guelph sporting a perfect 10-0 record. The Gryphons entered the match with a comparably modest 3-9 record.
But, just like last year, it was Guelph that scored the huge upset win over an undefeated York squad. Last season, York came to Guelph with a 14-0 record before tasting OUA defeat for the first time.
“It’s this gym. It’s cursed,” said York’s Melissa Monkhouse, jokingly, after the loss.
Monkhouse, a Guelph native, is a second-year player at York.
She said the loss to the Gryphons was one her team could learn from.
“We broke apart this game, but I think it’ll make us stronger in the end,” she said.
The next day, the Lions topped Waterloo 3-0 on the road.
York is currently the No. 5-ranked team in the country.
(Look for a feature on Monkhouse in an upcoming edition of the Tribune.)
Julie Gordon had 19.5 points for Guelph in the Friday night victory.
The Gryphons (4-9) next see action Saturday when they visit Ryerson (9-4) at noon.
The men’s Gryphons (3-10) visit Ryerson (5-7) Saturday at 2 p.m.