Gryphon lacrosse men out of national tournament quarter-finals
MONTREAL – The Guelph Gryphons yielded the first three goals of the game on their way to a season-ending 11-5 setback to the Trent Excalibur in the quarter-finals of the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association’s national championship Baggataway Cup tournament at McGill University’s Molson Stadium Friday night.
The Gryphs trailed 3-1 at the end of the first quarter, 5-3 at halftime and 7-4 at the conclusion of the fourth quarter.
Mark Wilson scored two of the goals for the Gryphs while Mike Berger, Mitchell Ogilvie and James Short had single goals. Berger and Ogilvie each had one assist.
Cole McWilliams hit for four goals for Trent while Garrett Eddy had a hat trick and Cole Hanrahan, Adam Kitchen, Cheeto Andreoli and Nick Chaykowsky each added single goals. Picking up one assist apiece were McWilliams, Hanrahan, Kitchen and Jayden Sample.
Hayden Walsh was in net for the Gryphs while Dylan Munro was in goal for Trent.
The Gryphs finished the regular season tied for third in the West Division at 6-4 while Trent was second in the East at 8-2. They didn’t play each other during the regular season as the league does not have an interlocking schedule between its divisions.
The Excalibur’s 10-game regular-season schedule was a bit of an oddity as they played their first five games on the road and their last five at home. Longest stretch of either home or away games for the Gryphs was three.
Trent advances to play the Brock Badgers in a semifinal Saturday morning while the McGill Redmen and Western Mustangs will battle in the other semifinal Saturday afternoon.
Semifinal winners are to meet in the final Sunday at 12 p.m.
Excalibur 11 Gryphons 5
- Guelph Sports Journal