Gryphon rugby women in OUA final and national tourney

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons will be competing in the U Sports national university women’s championship tournament at Wolfville, N.S., Nov. 1 to 4.

That was decided Saturday at Varsity Field when the Gryphs dumped the Brock Badgers 97-12 in OUA semifinal play.

It’ll be Guelph’s 11th consecutive appearance in the league final and they’re 7-3 in their previous 10 provincial championship matches including wins in the last two.

Two OUA teams gain berths in the U Sports championship tournament.

Saturday, the Gryphs held Brock scoreless after the 20th minute of the game while they scored 12 tries during that stretch to turn a 19-12 advantage into the final score.

The hosts were ahead 43-12 at halftime.

Emmanuela Jada scored three tries for the Gryphs while Talia Hoffman, Amara Hill and Taylor Durham had two apiece. Jasmine Ing scored a try and nine converts while Brodie Schmidt, Erika Barton, Alexandra Everett, Jacinta Addai-Sarfo and Cassandra Tuffnail collected one try apiece. Madison Brattan had two converts.

Niamh Haughey scored both tries for Brock while Meagan Hart had a convert.

The Queen’s Gaels defeated the McMaster Marauders 29-24 in the other semifinal to advance to next Saturday’s championship match.

Game time for the final has not been decided.

  • Guelph Sports Journal