MEN'S VOLLEYBALL SWEEP KNIGHTS TO OPEN SEASON

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL SWEEP KNIGHTS TO OPEN SEASON

The Georgian Grizzlies men's volleyball team hosted the Fleming Knights to kick-off their 2019-20 OCAA regular season on Friday night at the Georgian Athletic Centre in Barrie.

A standing room only crowd was on hand to support the Grizzlies and it was felt on the court.

The Grizzlies got off to a great start taking the first set 25-11.

Georgian was then able to stave off a hard push by the Knights in the second set to take it 25-22. The Grizzlies were able to close out the match in the third set 25-17, to sweep the Knights 3-0.

Rookie Kaelan Kloestra (London) made a major impact in his OCAA debut registering 12 kills and adding three aces.

Sam Thorup (St. Marys) was also solid with seven kills, an ace and two blocks while Hayden Nichol (Guelph) also had seven kills, two aces and two blocks in the victory.

Both the Grizzlies men's and women's teams will be back in action next Friday, Oct. 25 when they host the Canadore Panthers at the Georgian Athletic Centre. The women's game gets underway at 6 p.m. followed by the men's game at 8 p.m.

Tickets for every Grizzlies home game are available at the doors for $5 or if you can't make it person, the livestream can be viewed at GeorgianGrizzlies.ca/WatchLive.