Marauders Shut Down Lions on the Road

Photo via York Lions

Grounded in strong defence and a clean offensive approach, the Marauders came away from North York with their second sweep in as many days Sunday.

McMaster improved to 15-2 on the season with a 25-18, 25-22, 25-16 victory over the York Lions in their final road contest of the OUA regular season, maintaining their two-match lead atop the OUA West division.

Veteran left side Aleks Arsovic led the Marauders with 10 kills in the win, adding a pair of blocks for a team high 12 points.

Continuing her emergence as an offensive threat since the holiday break, middle Hailey Kranics hit .714 in killing six of seven attempts Sunday versus just a single error, and added three and a half blocks for 9.5 points.

Their blocking was a central feature for McMaster, as the visitors totalled 12 blocks as a group, and held York to a team hitting average of just .092 with 27 errors.

By comparison, the Marauders committed just eight hitting errors in the win, with an average of .274 as a team.

NEXT UP: McMaster returns to the friendly confines of Burridge Gym for the penultimate match of the OUA season, as they play host to the Western Mustangs on Saturday, February 17. That match gets underway at 12:00 p.m. and can be seen live and on demand at OUA.tv.

Source: Fraser Caldwell

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