Extra-time goal lifts Gryphon soccer men to win

WATERLOO – Rookie defender Toni Zlomislic’s first goal of the season lifted the Guelph Gryphons to a 2-1 victory over the Waterloo Warriors in OUA men’s soccer play Wednesday night at Waterloo’s Warrior Field.

Zlomislic scored in extra time for the victory, the goal being the only goal of the second half.

Josh Seguin had scored the game’s first goal as he opened the scoring for Guelph in the sixth minute.

Nicholas Ribeiro squared the score for Waterloo 20 minutes later.

Simon Norgrove made a couple of saves for the win in the tightly-fought contest.

The Gryphs are to finish their regular season at the Gryphon Soccer Complex this weekend. They’re to host the fourth-place Western Mustangs (7-4-4) Saturday at 3:15 p.m. and the fifth-place Windsor Lancers (5-7-2) Sunday at 3:15 p.m.

The Gryphs are tied for second in the West Division with the McMaster Marauders. Both have two games to go and have identical 10-3-1 records. The York Lions lead at 12-2-1.

York is to play Windsor Saturday. A win by York or a tie will secure a first-place finish for the Lions.

McMaster is to host the Algoma Thunderbirds (2-12-0) Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

If the Gryphs finish in a tie with McMaster, the Marauders win the tiebreaker due to winning both regular-season games with the Gryphs.

If the Gryphs finish third, they will host a game against the division’s sixth-place finisher in the first round of the playoffs.

  • Guelph Sports Journal