Gryphon rugby women clobber York

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons made it two wins in as many OUA women’s rugby league outings Friday as they clobbered the York Lions with a score reminiscent of the past.

It was thought the new division alignment would reduce the one-sided scores, but the Gryphs clouted the Lions 76-10.

While the Gryphs were 5-0 in league play last year and won three consecutive playoff matches to claim the league crown, the Lions went 3-2 in league play and were dropped 60-7 by the Queen’s Gaels in the closest quarter-final match.

The Gryphs scored the first 33 points of Friday’s game and led 45-10 at halftime.

Centre Madison Brattan led the Gryphs with three tries while scrum half Chloe Runge and flanker Megan Acheson each had two tries and 8-man Kylie Shaughnessy had one of the other tries. Guelph native Jasmine Ing had six conversions.

Centre Megan Pakulis scored the try for York while Catherine Belanger added the conversion and also kicked a three-point penalty goal.

The loss was York’s second in as many games this season.

Next up for the Gryphs is a match Sept. 23 at Varsity Field at 12 p.m. against the Western Mustangs who were to open their season Saturday afternoon at Queen’s.

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