BLUES TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL OVA DAY SUNDAY!

first_img The University of Toronto men’s and women’s volleyball teams host their cross-town rival York Lions on Sunday, January 21 at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.These matches serve as U of T’s fourth annual OVA (Ontario Volleyball Association) Day, allowing free admittance for OVA athletes who wear their team jersey along with a guest. Click here to pre-register. OVA athletes will get to see top-notch OUA volleyball action, enjoy the state-of-the-art Goldring Centre and get a chance to meet the Varsity Blues players for autographs after the matches as well.The men kick things off at 1 p.m., with women following up at 3 p.m. Both games can also be streamed live on OUA.tv.The Blues women are 6-3 at the midway point of the regular season. Right side hitter Alina Dorman continues to be one of the best players in the country. The sophomore leads the OUA in kills per set (3.78) and points per set (4.9), while also leading U of T in services aces.The offence has been getting production from many players. Freshmen middle hitter Jenna Woock is averaging just under three points per set. She’s also making her presence felt defensively, leading the squad in blocks (19).Veteran Anna Feore is impacting the game everywhere. The left side hitter is averaging three points per set, ranks first on the roster in digs (3.09) and second in kills per set (2.59).Toronto’s men (4-4) are coming off a dominant 3-0 shutout upset victory over Ryerson on the road last Saturday.This young continues to grow as the season’s gone on. Alex Barnes registered a career-high 16 kills for 17.5 points and eight digs in the win over Ryerson, which earned him Varsity Blues male athlete of the week honours. He currently leads U SPORTS in kills per set (4.69) and points per set (5.2). Fellow second-year student Nicholas Trewern sits second on the team in both categories with 2.69 kills and 3.1 points per set.Senior Zia Karim is putting up the best number in his final season in U SPORTS. The middle hitter is averaging 1.91 kills per set. Just before the break, the mechanical engineering major had a career match in a victory over Brock, recording 16 kills and 17.5 total points.  For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Story Links  Print Friendly Versionlast_img