Six days after having their OUA championship streak ended by the Queen’s Gales, the McMaster Marauders once again fell to Queen’s, this time ending their season.

The Marauders and Gaels faced off in the U Sports consolation semifinals on Saturday with the OUA champions from Queen’s defeating McMaster in three straight sets.

Mac worked their way into a 15-11 lead in the opening set but were unable to take control the rest of the match, going down by scores of 21-25, 18-25, 19-25.

With the victory, the Gaels swept the season series against the Marauders, and handed McMaster their first straight set loss at the national championship tournament since 2009.

The highlight of the match for McMaster came from the opening set when Jordan Pereira helped his squad take a 15-11 lead with a pair of highlight reel worthy passes. However, following a timeout Queen’s battled back, and trailed by two at the technical timeout. They then took the lead, forcing Marauders coach Dave Preston to call his timeout down 18-20.

The Gaels held on to the momentum and closed out the set on a Malcolm Prentice ace that floated past the Marauders.

The second set saw a nightmare start for McMaster who lost the first seven points before Matt Passalent entered and started to close the gap. He would then step to the service line where he was clutch, erasing the deficit and getting his team within a pair of points at the technical timeout.

McMaster got within a point, but the Gaels responded with a run that saw them take nine of the last 12 points to close out the set.

Queen’s ran out to another quick start which had the Marauders on their heels early. Following a Preston timeout Mac clawed back within five at 6-11.

Despite another response to get within two, McMaster could not put together a run that would see the Marauders take over the lead from Queen’s. The Gaels went on a run following the technical timeout ended the Marauders fate.

With the loss, the OUA careers of Jeffrey Driediger, Connor Santoni and Andrew Richards all come to an end as the three men that have represented McMaster by wearing maroon will be graduating.