Gryphon soccer women nipped in quarter-final OT

WINNIPEG – The OUA-champion Guelph Gryphons came so close to getting their U Sports national women’s soccer championship tournament quarter-final match against the Montreal Carabins into a shootout Thursday at the University of Manitoba’s Subway Indoor Soccer Complex.

However, Megane Sauve of the Carabins scored in the final minute of the second overtime period to give Montreal a 1-0 win.

The Gryphs had used penalty kicks to win both their OUA semifinal and final matches last weekend at Oshawa.

Montreal carried most of the play in the national quarter-final as the Carabins took 15 shots, 11 more than the Gryphs. Of those shots, Montreal had eight reach the net while the Gryphs had two – the first one being in the final five minutes of regulation time and the second one coming with about a minute and a half to go in the first 15-minute overtime period.

Libby Brenneman made eight saves in the Guelph net while Claudia Dube-Trempe handled both shots directed her way in the Montreal net.

There were nine corner kicks awarded in the match, all for Montreal.

The Gryphons fall into Friday’s consolation semifinals and are to play the Manitoba Bisons at 5 p.m.

  • Guelph Sports Journal