Gryphon rugby women assured of home playoff game
TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons completed their OUA women’s rugby league’s regular season by dumping the York Lions 72-12 at York’s Alumni Field Saturday.
The win secured a home game in the semifinals for the Gryphs who have a bye next weekend in the final weekend of the league’s regular season.
The Gryphs, who’ll finish second in the Shiels Division behind the Queen’s Gaels, are to host the third-place McMaster Marauders in a semifinal match Oct. 30.
Guelph Gryphons 72 York 12
McMaster clinched third with a 19-12 win over the Brock Badgers Saturday.
York opened the scoring against the Gryphs Saturday with a try in the seventh minute. That was to be the only score of the opening half by the hosts as the Gryphs ran to a 38-5 lead by the intermission.
Scorers for the Gryphs were not available.
Lauryn Legerton and Selena McCuaig had tries for York while Natasha Start added a convert.
Queen’s leads the division at 3-0 with a match against McMaster next Saturday while the Gryphs finish at 3-1. McMaster is at 2-1 while York and Brock are both at 0-3 and are to clash in their final regular-season match Friday night at York with the winner gaining a playoff berth and a trip to Kingston to play Queen’s Oct. 30.
The Gaels hold the tie-breaker over the Gryphs thanks to a 31-3 win at Guelph Oct. 9 while the Gryphs hold the tie-breaker over McMaster due to a 46-17 win over the Marauders at Hamilton in their season opener Sept. 24.
Semifinal winners are to meet in the championship match Nov. 6. If it’s Queen’s and the Gryphs in the final, it’ll be the fourth consecutive time.
- Guelph Sports Journal