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Field hockey Gryphons tied for best in the West

GUELPH – Guelph Gryphons’ OUA women’s field hockey season will come down to their final two games of the regular season.

The Gryphs and Waterloo Warriors leapfrogged the Western Mustangs in the West Division standings to tie for the division’s lead as both posted victories Tuesday night. Guelph posted its second consecutive 2-1 win over Western while Waterloo defeated the winless McMaster Marauders.


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Top two in the four-team division qualify for the playoffs and all four have two games to play. While the Gryphs have two against Waterloo, Western has two against McMaster.

Tuesday at Varsity Field, Sidney Evans scored the deciding goal early in the third quarter after the teams had scored once apiece in the first quarter.

Darci Moher had the other goal for the Gryphs while Madison Fisher scored for Western with 1:46 to go in the opening quarter.

The Gryphs outshot the Mustangs 5-1 and also took six of the 10 penalty corners awarded in the match.

The goal by Moher was her sixth of the season, second in the league behind the seven scored by Sam McCrory of the Toronto Varsity Blues. Fisher’s goal was her fifth.

The goal by Evans was her second game-winner of the season.

Guelph and Waterloo lead the West with identical 3-1-2 records while Western is third at 3-2-1 and McMaster fourth at 0-5-1.

The Gryphs and Warriors are to tangle Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Waterloo and Sunday at 11 a.m. at Varsity Field.

 

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