Gryphon rugby men suffer first setback of season

KINGSTON – The Guelph Gryphons suffered their first loss of the OUA men’s rugby season, falling to second in the process, as they were handed a 34-26 setback by the Queen’s Gaels Saturday.

The Gaels got off to a fast start as they scored three tries in the first 24 minutes of the game before the Gryphs managed their first try.

Queen’s led 21-7 at halftime before the Gryphs rallied to cut the gap to 26-21 with 18 minutes to play, but the Guelph side wouldn’t get any closer.

Marcello Wainwright scored two tries for the Gryphs while Mitchell Gleben and Dylan Parson had one apiece. John Sheridan converted three of the tries.

Brendan Blaikie, Evan Underwood, Michael Douros and Alex Colborne scored tries for the Gaels while Colborne also had a penalty goal.

With the result, Queen’s moves atop the league at 5-0 while the Gryphs are at 4-1.

The Gryphs are to host the Laurier Golden Hawks (2-2) Friday at 6 p.m. at Varsity Field.

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