Gryphon soccer women knocked out of quarter-finals
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons’ OUA women’s soccer season came to a heart-breaking end on a wet and windy Sunday at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
York midfielder Jotam Chouhan scored with a lovely-placed 40-yard shot that found the top corner of the Gryphon net just out of goalkeeper Brooke Davidson’s reach with seconds to go in the first half of overtime.
The Lions controlled play territorially, especially after the first half of regulation time when they outshot the Gryphs 7-3 and took seven of the eight corner kicks awarded.
Danitza Indacochea picked up the shutout.
Guelph-York games have become close, hard-fought matches and this season’s meetings between the rivals were no exception. The Gryphs had won the season opener 2-1 at York Aug. 31 and the teams tied 2-2 at the Gryphon Soccer Complex Sept. 29.
The Gryphs had to employ a defensive game as they played without forwards Victoria Hinchliffe and Kate Knafelc who accounted for 13 of the 29 goals the Gryphs scored during the regular season. They were also without midfielder Mia Cadieux.
York didn’t have anyone out who played more than five games with the Lions this season.
Other quarter-final winners Sunday were the Western Mustangs (1-0 over the McMaster Marauders), Ottawa Gee-Gees (5-0 over Ryerson Rams) and Toronto Varsity Blues (3-0 over Queen’s Gaels). They’ll join York at the OUA Final Four Friday and Saturday at Ottawa.
Lions 1 Gryphons 0
- Guelph Sports Journal