Sports Shorts


Gryphon women dropped by Brock and Laurier

ST. CATHARINES — The Guelph Gryphons suffered a pair of losses in OUA women’s field lacrosse play Sunday as the Gryphs were defeated 16-5 by the host Brock Badgers and 11-6 by the Laurier Golden Hawks.

Scoring details were not reported.

The Gryphs are sixth in the 10-team league at 3-3.

They’re to host a pair of matches at the Gryphon Soccer Complex Saturday as they’re to play the McMaster Marauders (0-6) at 8:30 a.m. and Brock (5-1) at 1:45 p.m.



Robert Wickens falls out of race for DTM championship

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Robert Wickens of Guelph saw his championship hopes in the DTM German auto racing series dashed when he scored a pair of 10th-place finishes in his SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM in weekend races.

That gained him two points, but left him in fourth place in the standings. He trails leader Marco Wittmann of Germany by 54 points with two races to go. The maximum number of points available to a driver in each race is 25.

Wickens finished 10th un Saturday’s 26-lap race in a time of 42 minutes, 47.652 seconds. Edoardo Mortara of Italy won as he led an Audi sweep of the top six positions. Mortara finished in 42:20.736.

Mattias Ekström of Sweden won Sunday’s 36-lap race in his Audi RS5 DTM in 59:09.402. Wickens was 10th, 40.327 seconds behind.

The series is to finish its 2016 campaign Oct. 14 to 16 at Hockenheim.

BMW driver Wittmann leads the standings with 176 points while Mortara is second at 162, Audi driver Jamie Green of Britain third at 137, Wickens fourth at 122 and Ekström fifth at 107.



Gryphon women roll over Laurier 153-0

GUELPH — The Guelph Gryphons scored their third consecutive one-sided win in OUA women’s rugby play this season when they destroyed the Laurier Golden Hawks 153-0 Saturday on Homecoming Weekend.

A total of 14 players scored for the Gryphs, led by Julia Schell who had four tries and eight converts for 36 points.

The Gryphs are ranked second in the country behind the McMaster Marauders.

Guelph leads the Shiels Division at 3-0 and have outscored their opposition 357-7.

Next up for the Gryphs is a game against the fourth-ranked Queen’s Gaels (2-1) at Nixon Field in Kingston Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.



Gryphon men remain unbeaten, clout Toronto 80-0

GUELPH — The Guelph Gryphons remained undefeated as they rolled over the Toronto Varsity Blues 80-0 in OUA men’s rugby play Friday night at Varsity Field.

Andrew Douglas topped the list of nine Gryphons who scored in the game as he struck for three tries while Cody Weese-Burton kicked 10 converts.

The Gryphs lead the 10-team league at 4-0 while Toronto is at 0-4.

Guelph is to play the Laurier Golden Hawks (2-2) at Waterloo’s University Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m.



Gryphons downed in doubleheaders by Laurier and Waterloo

WATERLOO — The Guelph Gryphons dropped a pair of Ontario Intercollegiate Women’s Fastball Association doubleheaders on the weekend as they were swept by the Laurier Golden Hawks Friday night at Hillside Park Friday night and by the Waterloo Warriors at Lions Can-Amera Park Saturday.

Laurier defeated the Gryphs 7-0 and 11-4 while Waterloo won 10-2 and 9-0.

The Gryphs have lost six consecutive games and are tied for 12th in the 13-team league with a 2-10 record. Western leads at 17-0 while Laurier’s at 8-8 and Waterloo’s at 7-9.

The Gryphs are to host the Ryerson Rams (5-7) in a doubleheader Tuesday on the U of G campus. First game is to start at 7 p.m. and the second is to follow at 9 p.m.

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