Gryphon lacrosse men use fast start to topple McMaster

HAMILTON – The Guelph Gryphons struck for five goals in the first period on their way to an 11-8 victory over the McMaster Marauders in Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association play Wednesday night at McMaster’s Alumni Field.

The Gryphs led 5-1 at the end of the first quarter and 8-3 at halftime before the Marauders closed the gap a little in the second half as Guelph was up 9-5 at the end of the third quarter.

Mark Wilson rifled home four goals for the Gryphs while Connor Watson had a hat trick and Alec Simons tallied twice. Mike Berger and James Short scored once each. Single assists were awarded to Wilson, Watson, SimonsBerger and Jonah Boehm.

Mitchell Pellarin, Derrick Hastings and Jamie Batten each netted two goals for McMaster while Andrew McKiel and Steven Archachan also scored. Pellarin had the lone assist garnered by a Marauder.

Dennis Semenovych picked up the win in the Guelph net with 10 saves while Anhtony Martins had 15 saves for McMaster.

Guelph leads the West Division at 3-1, but the Gryphs have played more games than any other team in the division as four of them have had games postponed by the weather. The Brock Badgers and Western Mustangs are both at 1-0, Toronto Varsity Blues are at 1-1, McMaster and Laurier Golden Hawks are both at 0-1 and the Laurentian Voyageurs are at 0-2.

The Gryphs are to host Brock at the Gryphon Soccer Complex Sunday. Game time is 1 p.m.


Gryphons 11 Marauders 8
Guelph       5-3-1-2–11
McMaster     1-2-2-3–8
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