Gryphon lacrosse men double Laurier in opener

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons connected for six goals in the second quarter as they started their Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association season with a 12-6 victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks Saturday at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.

Those six goals were part of a string of seven consecutive goals that broke a 3-3 deadlock and put the hosts in control.

The Gryphs had led 3-1 at the end of the first period, but Laurier scored twice in the first four minutes of the second quarter to knot the score. It stayed tied for about two and a half minutes until Guelph started its seven-goal run. The locals led 9-3 at halftime and 10-5 after the third quarter.

Mitchell Ogilvie struck for four goals for the Gryphs while Alec Simons and Mike Berger each had a hat trick. James Short and Noah Glass added single goals while Short and Joshua Toguri each had two assists and Ogilvie, Simons and Mike Pongetti each had one.

Brandon Robinson had a pair of goals for Laurier while single goals were netted by Sam Demarchi, Andy Borgatti, Reid Simmons and Ben Penny-Perrault. All came on unassisted efforts.

Hayden Walsh picked up the win in the Guelph net with six saves. Sam Stewart had eight saves in Laurier’s net.

The Gryphs are to play their next three games on the road as they’re to tangle with the Western Mustangs (0-0) at London Friday at 8 p.m., play the Laurentian Voyageurs (0-1) at Sudbury Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. and play the McMaster Marauders (0-0) at Hamilton Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m.


Gryphons 12 Golden Hawks 6
Laurier      1-2-2-1–6
Guelph     3-6-1-2–12
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