kill off a blocker to restore order for Gilman. Kya Dietzler and Syryczuk added late kills as Gilman closed things out and improved to 5-5 for the season.
James led the servers with six aces. Grunseth had three, Tallier and Drier had two each and Duellman had one. James also had nine assists, while Grunseth added seven.
Syryczuk notched six kills, Weir had five, Tallier and Grunseth had four each, Dietzler had three and Gunderson had two.
Syryczuk had 11 digs and Tallier had six. Weir and Grunseth both had two blocks and Vick had one in a match that didn’t have the intense feel of a typical playoff contest.
“We talked about needing to gain momentum and confidence in that match to carry in to our potential Thursday evening match with McDonell as the atmosphere and level of play was going to be much different,” Komanec said.