Gryphon lacrosse men surprised by Toronto

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons surrendered the first four goals of the game in a 6-5 loss to the Toronto Varsity Blues in CUFLA men’s field lacrosse play Sunday at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.

Toronto led 4-0 at the end of the opening quarter, 5-2 at halftime before the Gryphs cut the gap to 5-4 by the end of the third quarter.

Toronto scored first in the final quarter before the Gryphs set up an exciting finish by again closing the gap to the final one-goal margin with 5:50 to play.

Mark Wilson hit for a pair of goals for the Gryphs while Mitchell Ogilvie, James Short and Connor Watson had one apiece. Matthew Sykes collected the only assist awarded to a Gryphon in the game.

The Varsity Blues received goals from Andrew Masson, Brendan Vogan, Darren Elliott, Aidan Guld, Davis Bottomley and Jason Barnable. Vogan, Barnable, Masson, Sam Krempel and Elliott each had one assist.

The Gryphs outshot Toronto 22-9 and had a single power-play goal. The Varsity Blues had three power-play goals and a shorthanded marker.

Hayden Walsh took the loss in net for the Gryphs while Macon Jeffreys had the win in the Toronto.

The game was the final game of the regular season for the Gryphs. They finish at 6-4 and are third in the West Division. Brock Badgers lead at 7-0 while Western Mustangs are second at 7-2. Toronto’s fourth at 5-4 with Laurier Golden Hawks fifth at 3-5, McMaster Marauders sixth at 2-5 and Laurentian Voyageurs seventh at 0-10.

League play is to finish this week with several rescheduled games due to lightning postponing matches early in the season.

The win by Toronto was their first over the Gryphons since the Gryphs forfeited a match to the Varsity Blues Sept. 7, 2014. The Gryphs had defeated Toronto eight consecutive times between the two losses.


Varsity Blues 6 Gryphons 5
Toronto     4-1-0-1–6
Guelph     0-2-2-1–5
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