MEN'S VOLLEYBALL CLINCH FIRST WITH THRILLING VICTORY OVER HUSKIES

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL CLINCH FIRST WITH THRILLING VICTORY OVER HUSKIES

The Georgian Grizzlies men's volleyball team travelled to take on the George Brown Huskies on Thursday night in Toronto.

The games were originally scheduled to be played Wednesday but were postponed due to inclement weather.

In the men's game, the Grizzlies were pushed to the limit by the Huskies in a tight five set match.

After dropping the first set, the Grizzlies rallied to take the next two sets before George Brown won set four to send it to a tiebreaker.

Georgian focused in on the fifth set and were able to take a close match 3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 25-17, 22-25, 15-10).

Jordi Romero (Brampton) led the way for the Grizzlies with a 14 kill performance while teammates Erich Perau (Peterborough) had 13 points, Darien Haynes (Barrie) and Bowen Mitton (Australia) each had 12 points.

Liam Gray (Barrie) had a season-high 47 assists in the match and he currently sits second overall in the OCAA averaging 9.00 assists-per-set.

The win clinches the OCAA east division for the Grizzlies as they now have a 15-2 record on the season with one game to play. Divisional opponents, the La Cite Coyotes have finished the regular season at 15-3 with Georgian holding the tiebreak depending on the results of their final game.

The Grizzlies will play their final regular season game of the season on the road this Saturday, Feb. 9 when they travel to take on the Loyalist Lancers in Belleville.

Georgian's men's volleyball team will host a playoff game tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 against a to be determined opponent. Exact details will be announced early next week.