The Georgian Grizzlies men's volleyball team wrapped up their eastern road trip Saturday when they took on the La Cite Coyotes in Ottawa.
It was a battle of the final two remaining undefeated teams in the OCAA east division standings as both the Grizzlies held a 4-0 record entering the day.
The match lived up to the hype coming right down to the wire.
It was a back-and-forth close battle from start to finish. The Coyotes took the first set 25-20 with the Grizzlies responding in the second set 25-21.
The two teams traded the next two sets as well, with the Coyotes taking set three 25-18 before the Grizzlies forced a fifth set tiebreak by taking set four 25-21.
With the intensity at its peak in the deciding set it was the Coyotes who were able to pull it out 15-12 to win the match 3-2.
Overall the Coyotes outscored the Grizzlies 107-96 in a very tight game.
The loss was the Grizzlies first of the season and only their second loss in the team's last 41 regular season matches.
The Grizzlies will be back in action on Wednesday, Nov. 14 when they host the Durham Lords (1-4) at the Georgian Athletic Centre at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available at the doors for $5 plus the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free "GC State" wristband.