Gryphon soccer women out of national tournament

WINNIPEG – The OUA-champion Guelph Gryphons were ousted from the U Sports national university women’s soccer championship tournament Friday when they were dropped 5-1 by the Manitoba Bisons in the consolation semifinals.

The Bisons scored all five of their goals in the first of the game played in the Subway Indoor Soccer Complex on the University of Manitoba campus.

Manitoba’s Amanda Wong opened the scoring in the fourth minute before the Bisons added two more goals before the game was 18 minutes old, Hailey Lavarias and Rebecca Martin scoring two minutes apart. Alyssa Daley and Martin netted the other goals later in the half.

Victoria Hinchliffe prevented the Gryphons from being shut out when she scored in the 76th minute.

Libby Brenneman started in net for the Gryphs and was replaced by Brooke Davidson for the second half. Brenneman faced eight shots in the opening half while Davidson stopped the two shots that reached her in the second half.

The Gryphons had five shots on the Manitoba net. Justina Jarmoszko started in goal for the Bisons and was relieved by Maddie Wilford in the 61st minute. Both made two saves.

Including the preseason, the Gryphs finish the year with a 15-7-3 record and their first ever OUA championship title.

  • Guelph Sports Journal