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Gryphon soccer women nipped by lowly Badgers

ST. CATHARINES – The Guelph Gryphons were done in by a goal early in the second half as they were edged 2-1 by the Brock Badgers in OUA women’s soccer play Sunday at Brock’s Alumni Field.

The teams had been tied 1-1 at the completion of the opening half.

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Sydney Johnson scored the lone goal for Guelph 23 minutes into the contest.

That goal came 17 minutes after Cerrina Toromoreno had given Brock the early lead with help from Lily Iantomasi.

Grace Tawil’s goal in the third minute of the second half proved to be the winner for Brock on what was the only shot of the half by either team.

Guelph outshot Brock 9-6 in the game while both teams had four shots on target.

The Gryphs also took six of the game’s nine corner kicks.

Brooke Davidson was in net for the Gryphs while Isabelle Newkirk tended goal for Brock.

The result creates a three-way tie for first in the West Division between the Gryphs, Western Mustangs and Laurier Golden Hawks. They have identical 4-2-2 records while the Windsor Lancers are fourth at 3-3-2, Waterloo Warriors fifth at 1-3-4 and Brock sixth at 2-6-0.

Top two from each of the OUA’s three divisions plus two wild-card teams will qualify for the playoffs.

The Gryphs are to complete their regular season this week with a pair of games against Laurier. They’re to play Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Gryphon Soccer Complex and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Waterloo’s University Stadium.


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