Gryphon soccer men blank Windsor Lancers
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons scored three times in the second half to blank the Windsor Lancers 4-0 in OUA men’s soccer play Friday night at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
The game was the final match of the regular season for the Gryphs.
Leo Shrimpton opened the scoring in the final minute of the first half while Colin Gander, Ambrose Tinmouth and Owen McKee added single goals in the final 15 minutes of the game. Peyton Ferdinand and Caleb Pierce each had an assist.
Carter Robart had two saves to keep the clean sheet in net for the Gryphs while Brandon Gaudreau had six saves for Windsor.
The Gryphs outshot the Lancers 14-3 including a 10-2 advantage in shots on net. The hosts also took all eight corner kicks taken during the match while Windsor was called for 11 of the game’s 14 fouls. They also were shown the yellow card three times.
The win lifts the Gryphs to second in the OUA West at 6-1-5. However, the McMaster Marauders (7-3-1) are a point behind and the Western Mustangs (6-2-3) are two points behind, but both have a game to go. York Lions (9-0-2) lead the division.
The defending champion Gryphs await this weekend’s results to find out their playoff schedule. If the Gryphs finish third or fourth, they’ll host a first-round playoff match Wednesday. They’ll get a bye in the opening round if they finish second.
The Gryphons recorded their third consecutive tie and fourth in seven games as they battled Windsor to a 2-2 standoff to complete their regular season at home Friday night.
All of the scoring in the game came in the second half.
The Gryphs fell behind when Kailyn Robertson scored twice 11 minutes apart to put Windsor ahead by two with just under 26 minutes to play.
Tessa Ladhani cut the gap to one when she scored for the Gryphs about seven minutes after Robertson’s second goal.
Violet Hipkin tied the score in stoppage time.
The Gryphs outshot Windsor 12-7 overall and 7-5 in shots on target.
The Lancers took seven of the eight corner kicks in the game and fouls were relatively even with Windsor being called for nine, one more than the Gryphs.
Joanna Redlich was in goal for the Gryphs while Lauren Gellner was in net for Windsor.
The Gryphs, who complete their regular season at 6-2-4, will finish third in the OUA West. Western Mustangs lead at 8-2-1 and York Lions are second at 7-1-3. They are to play each other Sunday in a game that will decide first place. McMaster Marauders, Windsor and Brock each have 17 points and can’t catch the Gryphs. Windsor and Brock have finished their regular seasons and McMaster has a game to play.
The Gryphs are to host a first-round playoff match Wednesday against whichever one of McMaster, Windsor or Brock places sixth in the division.
- Guelph Sports Journal