Gryphon soccer women nip Waterloo to clinch second in division

WATERLOO – Alyssa Hodgson’s goal midway through the second half Sunday ultimately clinched a second-place finish in the OUA women’s soccer league’s West Division for the Guelph Gryphons.

That goal gave the Gryphs a 2-1 win over the Waterloo Warriors at Warrior Field.

The Gryphs and York Lions finished tied for second in the division with identical 8-1-5 records. The tie was broken thanks to Guelph’s season-opening 2-1 win over the Lions at York Aug. 31. The teams tied 2-2 when they met at the Gryphon Soccer Complex Sept. 29.

Western finished first in the division at 10-0-4.

The first- and second-place finishers in both the West and East Divisions get first-round byes in the playoffs and are to host quarter-final games Sunday.

The teams that finish third through sixth are to play in first-round matches Wednesday.

Vanessa Mazur scored Guelph’s other goal against Waterloo when she found the net in the 10th minute.

Alaiyah Wilson tied it for Waterloo eight minutes later.

The Gryphs outshot Waterloo 8-7 and both goalkeepers – Brooke Davidson of the Gryphs and Morgan Berg of Waterloo – made six saves.

The Gryphs are to host a quarter-final playoff match Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Gryphon Soccer Complex. They’ll play the highest-ranked opening-round survivor of the trio of York, Brock Badgers (7-3-4) or McMaster Marauders (7-5-2).

 

Gryphons 2 Warriors 1
Guelph       1-1–2
Waterloo     1-0–1
 
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