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Field hockey Gryphons surprised by Waterloo

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons surrendered a pair of goals in the first half as they were edged 2-1 by the Waterloo Warriors in OUA women’s field hockey play Friday night at Varsity Field.

Waterloo scored single goals in the first and second quarters while the Gryphs scored their lone goal in the fourth quarter.

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Elly Peters tallied for the locals with just under seven minutes to play.

Eileen Tudorica opened the scoring for Waterloo just over seven minutes into the game while Kyra Lewis added the other goal with just over a minute to go in the opening half.

The Gryphs outshot Waterloo 10-6 including an 8-3 margin on shots on net. Peters had three shots on goal for the Gryphs while Sidney Evans and Delaney Jacklin had two each.

Guelph also took six penalty corners, two more than the Warriors who were awarded all four of theirs in the fourth quarter.

Amanda Hodgert and Nicola Leech split time in the Gryphon net while Marley Dowling played the entire game in net for Waterloo.

The win by Waterloo ended a streak of at least 19 consecutive wins by the Gryphs over the Warriors that dated back to the 2010-2011 season. Results before that were not available.

Of the 17 players suited up for Friday’s game for the Gryphs, seven played in the OUA championship-game win over the Toronto Varsity Blues in 2019, the last game in OUA play before the pandemic halted university sports in 2020.

Friday’s result leaves the Gryphs and Waterloo tied for second in the West Division at 1-1-1. Western Mustangs lead at 2-0-1.

The Gryphs and Waterloo are to play again Sunday at Waterloo. Game time is 11 a.m.


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