Gryphon field hockey women get win and tie

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons posted a win and a tie in OUA women’s field hockey play Saturday at the University of Toronto.

The Gryphs scored five times in the second half for a 6-1 victory over the Western Mustangs in their first game of the day and they scored twice in the second half for a 2-2 tie with the Queen’s Gaels in their second game.

Guelph and Western had been tied 1-1 at the end of the first half.

Lauren Gracias opened the scoring for Western 23 minutes into the game and Kendra Puttick pulled the Gryphs even six minutes later with the first of six consecutive goals for Guelph, the other five coming in the second half.

Scoring for the Gryphs in the second half were Danielle Crumpton and Katherine MacMillan with two apiece and Olivia Finch with one.

Maryam Maamoun and Amanda Hodgert split the goaltending chores with Maamoun playing 20 minutes and Hodgert playing 50.

The Gryphs never led against Queen’s, but never trailed by more than a goal.

Jen Bean of Queen’s scored the only goal of the first half whle MacMillan scored both Guelph goals on penalty corners in the second half.

Sandwiched between her two goals was the second goal for Queen’s which was scored by Brooke Ritchie.

Hodgert played the entire game in net for the Gryphs.

The results clinch a finish in the top three for the Gryphs who are third at 6-2-2. The Toronto Varsity Blues lead at 9-1-1 while the York Lions are second at 7-0-2.

The Gryphs are to complete their regular season in the next week. They’re to host the Waterloo Warriors (2-5-1) Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Varsity Field and play the Varsity Blues at Toronto Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.

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