Guelph Gryphons

Field hockey Gryphs clipped by Toronto, fall to second

TORONTO — The Guelph Gryphons tumbled to second in the OUA women’s field hockey standings following a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Varsity Blues Thursday night on Toronto’s Back Campus field.

The loss was Guelph’s first of the season.

The win allowed Toronto to vault over the Gryphs and into top spot in the league with a 9-1-0 record. The Gryphs are at 8-1-2 and the York Lions are at 7-1-2. They’re the only teams in the league with winning records.

Toronto scored the only goal of the first half before the Gryphs opened the second half with a pair of goals by Olivia Lane to shoot ahead. Libby Pritchard, Kayla Magarelli and Katherine MacMillan picked up assists on the Gryphon goals.

The Varsity Blues rallied to tie the score six minutes after Lane’s second goal and they closed out the scoring six minutes after that.

Alison Lee had two goals for Toronto including the winner while Nicole Spring added the other goal.

After winning all six games they played in September, the Gryphs are 2-1-2 in October. However, October’s schedule included the game against Toronto and two games against York, the two ties.

The Gryphs are to complete their regular season Sunday with a 4 p.m. game at Toronto against the Queen’s Gaels (2-6-2).

After that they’ll prepare for the OUA championship tournament at London Oct. 28-30.

  • Guelph Sports Journal