Soccer Gryphons split with McMaster Marauders
HAMILTON – The Guelph Gryphons split their OUA soccer doubleheader with the McMaster Marauders Sunday afternoon at McMaster’s Ron Joyce Stadium.
The Gryphon men posted a 2-0 victory after the women suffered a 1-0 setback.
The games were the second halves of a home-and-home series between the teams as they had played Friday night at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
The Gryphons took advantage of their hosts being a man down in the second half as they scored both of their goals after the break.
McMaster’s Ahmad Mansour was shown the red card at the end of the first half. He had picked up a yellow about seven minutes earlier. The Marauders were shown four yellows and a red during the game while the yellow was displayed twice to Gryphons.
The Marauders were called for seven fouls in each half while the Gryphons were called for 10 fouls, eight of them in the opening half.
Malek Aborig connected for the game-winner for the Gryphs in the 47th minute. Peyton Ferdinand assisted on the play.
Colin Gander added an insurance marker in the 77th minute.
McMaster outshot the Gryphs 15-11 in the game, 11-8 on shots that reached the goal, thanks to a 12-5 advantage in the first half.
Carter Robart had nine saves for the clean sheet.
York Lions lead the West Division at 4-0-0 and are followed by Brock Badgers at 3-0-0, Western Mustangs at 3-1-0, the Gryphs at 2-0-1, Waterloo Warriors at 2-2-0, McMaster at 1-2-1, Algoma Thunderbirds at 0-2-0 and both the Windsor Lancers and Laurier Golden Hawks at 0-4-0.
The Gryphs are to host Laurier Friday at 8:15 p.m. at the Gryphons Soccer Complex.
The Gryphons carried the majority of the play, but just couldn’t get a goal.
McMaster’s Emilie Calabrese netted the game’s only goal in the 82nd minute.
The Gryphs outshot McMaster 21-13 including an 11-5 advantage in the second half. Guelph had 13 shots reach the net, seven more than McMaster.
While both teams were shown the yellow card twice, the Gryphs were called for the majority of the fouls as they took 13 to McMaster’s five.
Ali Mudie had the shutout for McMaster.
Western Mustangs and York Lions are tied for the lead in the West Division at 3-0-1 while the Windsor Lancers are at 2-1-1 and the Gryphs are at 2-1-0. Laurier Golden Hawks are at 2-2-0 and are followed by McMaster at 1-2-1, Brock Badgers at 1-2-0, Algoma Thunderbirds at 0-2-0 and Waterloo Warriors at 0-4-0.
The Gryphs are to play Laurier Friday at 6 p.m. in the first game of the Gryphons’ Soccer Alumni Day doubleheader.
- Guelph Sports Journal