The Ryerson Rams women's volleyball team heads west this week with their sights set on defending their national title in Edmonton.
The no. 8 Ryerson Rams battled their way to a dominant 91-67 win over the no. 6 Acadia Axewomen in the consolation final to close out their U SPORTS Final 8 campaign on Sunday afternoon at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.
Just 24 hours after having their national title hopes come to an end, the Ryerson Rams responded with a workman like effort beating the Dalhousie Tigers 84-66.
The no. 1 Ryerson Rams capped off their 2018-19 OUA season with a silver medal after falling 3-0 (20-25, 21-25, 21-25) to the Toronto Varsity Blues in the gold medal final on Saturday evening in Waterloo.
Ryerson went into the final quarter of the national semifinal down 12 and at one point of the third trailed by as many as 17, but rallied to within two before falling to the defending champs.
The no. 1 Ryerson Rams have advanced to the OUA gold medal game after earning a 3-1 (25-17, 25-17, 21-25, 25-23) win over the Western Mustangs in the semifinals on Friday night in Waterloo.
The No. 8 Ryerson Rams defeated the No. 5 Regina Cougars 63-45 on Friday night to advance to the U SPORTS Women's Basketball Consolation Finals.
In their opening game of the U SPORTS Final 8 tournament the Ryerson Rams beat the Concordia Stingers 87-47 to advance to the national semifinal.
The no. 8 Ryerson Rams fell victim to the dominant ways of the no. 1 Laval Rouge et Or on Friday night in the U SPORTS quarter-final, dropping a 73-51 contest in front of a packed crowd at Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre.
For the second consecutive season, the no. 1 Ryerson Rams are preparing to face off against the Western Mustangs in the OUA semifinal, hitting the court on Friday night at 8:30 PM in Waterloo.
Matt Mistele was named the OUA West Player of the Year and Alex Basso earned his second straight Defenceman of the Year award. Mathew Santos and Hayden McCool were also honoured by the conference.
The Ryerson Rams U SPORTS championship dream officially gets underway Friday afternoon in Halifax when they take on the Concordia Stingers.