Ryerson’s men’s volleyball team lost the first game of a three-day tournament to returning champions York University’s Lions.
Ryerson is hosting the the 17th Annual National Bank Invitational tournament at the Mattamy Athletic Centre all weekend.
The Ram were ultimately outlasted by the Lions in a five-set match with close scores (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 16-25, 13-15).
The Rams put up a fight during the game, with a total of 12 blocks. They made only slightly more errors than the Lions, with 24 recorded against York’s 23. Ryerson also stayed in the games with six aces, direct points from serves.
“It’s always a game about bragging rights.” says Rams head coach Mirek Porosa. “There is some animosity, but it’s a friendly animosity.”
Last year, the Rams lost in the finals at the hands of the Lions 3-1.
Ryerson faces the University of Western Ontario Mustangs Saturday at noon.