Gryphon lacrosse men start in a hurry to drop Laurentian

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons scored the first eight goals of the game on their way to a dominating 21-3 win over the Laurentian Voyageurs in Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association play Sunday at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.

The Gryphs led 5-0 at the end of the first quarter, 11-2 at halftime and 15-2 at the end of the third quarter.

Zachery Luis connected for six goals and three assists for the Gryphs while James Short had four goals and three assists. Connor Watson followed with three goals and two assists while Brandon Tanacs, Mike Berger and Quinn Stanhope each netted a pair of goals. Single goals were contributed by Alec Simons and Cohen Campbell while Mitchell Ogilvie had four assists, Matthew Sykes had two and Tanacs, Simons, Ben Heidecker, Jackson Nishimura and Thomas Whitty each had one.

Patrick Fitzhenry had two goals for Laurentian while Adam Elinsky scored the other one. Mike Kussman and Matt Smith each had one assist.

Guelph outshot Laurentian 37-9. Cameron McLeod picked up the win in the Gryphon net while the overworked Jake Kelly took the loss for Laurentian.

With one game to go in their regular season, the Gryphs (6-3) are assured of a third-place finish in the West Division behind the Western Mustangs (8-1) and Brock Badgers (8-1).

The Gryphs are to play the Badgers at Brock’s Alumni Field Saturday at 1 p.m. to complete their regular season.

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