Gryphon soccer women top Waterloo, men in deadlock
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons bounced back from their Friday night loss to the Western Mustangs by dumping the Waterloo Warriors 6-1 in OUA women’s soccer play Sunday at Waterloo.
The Gryphs jumped ahead early with three goals in the first 27 minutes on their way to a 4-1 lead at halftime.
Olivia Brown and Mayah Capovilla scored twice each for the Gryphs while Sami Falkenstein and Violet Hipkin added single goals. Sydney Vanderhoef had the game’s only assist.
Priyanka Chakravarti scored for Waterloo in the 34th minute.
The Gryphs outshot Waterloo 12-6 overall and 12-5 in shots on goal.
Guelph also took eight of the game’s 11 corner kicks and were assessed eight of the nine fouls called in the match.
The Gryphs are second in the OUA West at 6-2-1 while Western leads at 7-1-1. York Lions are third at 5-1-2 while the Windsor Lancers are at 3-2-3, Laurier Golden Hawks and Brock Badgers are both at 4-4-0, McMaster Marauders are at 2-2-4, Waterloo is at 0-7-1 and Algoma Thunderbirds are at 0-8-0.
The Gryphs are to get the Thanksgiving weekend off and return for two games against Brock. They’re to play the Badgers at the Gryphon Soccer Complex Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. and in St. Catharines Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.
The Gryphons collected their fourth tie of the season as they battled the Warriors to a 3-3 standoff at Waterloo Sunday.
The Gryphs came from behind for the tie as Waterloo led 3-0 after Kevin Espiro scored his second goal of the game in the 59th minute.
Guelph scored its three goals in the final 22 minutes with the equalizer coming in stoppage time.
Colin Gander, John Greenhough and Ambrose Tinmouth had the goals for the Gryphs while Tinmouth and Gander each had an assist.
Luka Frankovich scored in the first minute of the game for Waterloo’s other goal.
The Gryphs outshot the Warriors 11-10 including a 7-5 advantage in shots on net.
Waterloo took 16 corner kicks in the match while the Gryphs took two.
The teams were also assessed seven fouls apiece.
York leads the OUA West at 7-0-1 and are followed by Western at 5-2-2, McMaster at 5-2-1, Guelph at 4-1-4, Brock at 4-1-3, Waterloo at 2-4-2, Laurier at 2-5-1, Windsor at 1-7-0 and Algoma at 0-8-0.
Like the Gryphon women, the Gryphon men are also to get the Thanksgiving weekend off and return for two games against Brock – Oct. 14 at 8:15 p.m. at the Gryphon Soccer Complex and Oct. 16 at 3:15 p.m. in St. Catharines.
- Guelph Sports Journal