Guelph Gryphons place fourth in national tournament

OTTAWA – The Guelph Gryphons finished the U Sports women’s rugby national championship tournament in fourth place following a 33-17 loss to the Ottawa Gee-Gees on the University of Ottawa’s Matt Anthony Field Sunday.

The Gee-Gees jumped ahead early in the bronze-medal game and had three tries before Talia Hoffman broke through for a try for the Gryphons on the final play of the opening half.

Michaela Haley, Meredith Sirrs and Madison Grant each had a try for Ottawa.

The Gryphs closed the gap to five points when Brodie Schmidt collected a try at the beginning of the second half.

However, Alexandra Ondo secured the win for the Gee-Gees with a pair of tries later in the half.

Scorers of the kicking points were not reported.

The Laval Rouge et Or captured their very first national women’s rugby title with a 22-14 victory over the Queen’s Gaels in the gold-medal match.


Gee-Gees 33 Gryphons 17
Ottawa     19-14–33
Guelph       7-10–17
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