Second-quarter goals give win to Gryphon lacrosse men
GUELPH – Two goals in the second quarter proved to be the difference in the game as the Guelph Gryphons slipped by the Western Mustangs 8-6 in Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association play Sunday at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
The teams were even through the rest of the game as they scored three times apiece in the first quarter, once each in the third quarter and twice each in the fourth quarter.
Guelph Gryphons 8 Western 6
Michael Berger and Mitchell Ogilvie scored twice apiece for the Gryphs while single goals were added by Ben Doherty, Nick Nigro, Matthew Sykes and Thomas Whitty. Connor Watson had two assists and Berger and Bryce Dennis had one each.
Jacob Hickey netted a pair of goals for Western while William Carnduff, Scott Del Zotto, Chris Dong and Julian Simeoni each scored once. Ethan Gomes had Western’s lone assist.
Cameron MacLeod of the Gryphs was the winning goaltender while Western’s Michael Orlando took the loss. They each had 16 saves.
The result leaves the teams tied for second in the West Division with six points apiece, but the Gryphs have a game in hand. Brock Badgers lead at 4-1 while the Gryphs are at 3-1, Western’s at 3-2, McMaster Marauders are at 2-3 and Laurier Golden Hawks have lost all five of their matches.
The Gryphs are play to play twice this week as they’re to battle Laurier in a makeup game Tuesday at Waterloo’s University Stadium starting at 9 p.m. and finish their regular season by hosting Brock Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Gryphon Soccer Complex in a game that will likely decide first place in the division.
- Guelph Sports Journal