Guelph Gryphon men bounce back with win over Trent Excalibur

PETERBOROUGH – The Guelph Gryphons rebounded from last week’s loss to the Queen’s Gaels with a 41-22 victory over the Trent Excalibur in OUA men’s rugby league play Friday night at Trent’s Justin Chiu Stadium.

Among the scorers for the Gryphs were Giacomo Passarelli and Alex Chaffey, each with a try.

The Gryphs lead the West Division at 3-1 while both the Brock Badgers and Waterloo Warriors are at 2-1. The Laurier Golden Hawks and Western Mustangs are both at 1-2.

Trent is fourth in the East Division at 1-3. Queen’s leads at 3-0 while the McMaster Marauders are at 2-1, RMC Paladins are at 1-2 and the Toronto Varsity Blues are at 0-3.

Guelph has two games left on its regular-season schedule. The Gryphs are to play Laurier at Waterloo’s University Stadium Oct. 11 and host Brock at Varsity Field Oct. 18.



Gryphon men open preseason with win over Humber College Hawks

GUELPH – A pair of recruits helped the Guelph Gryphons drop the Humber Hawks of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association 92-75 Friday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

Viktor Nausedas struck for 24 points and he also hauled down eight rebounds while Keenan Dowell had 21 points and four assists. Veteran Banky Alade had 11 points and 16 rebounds.

Nausedas, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Mississauga joined the Gryphs from Brantford’s TRC Academy.

Dowell, a 6-foot-5 point guard from Surrey, B.C., transferred to Guelph after a season with the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves in NCAA Division II play where he averaged 2.8 points, 0.9 assists, 1.4 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game.

The Gryphs are to host the Concordia Stingers in a preseason match Friday. Game time is 7 p.m.



Gryphon men sweep Waterloo Warriors at Ryerson tournament

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons opened the Ryerson preseason tournament with a 3-0 victory over the Waterloo Warriors Friday night at the Coca-Cola gym.

The Gryphs won 25-19, 25-17, 25-22.

Guelph is 3-1 in the preseason while the match was Waterloo’s first of the preseason.

The Gryphs are to play the York Lions Saturday at 6 p.m. and host Ryerson Rams Sunday at 2 p.m. to complete the Ryerson tournament.

Including those two games, the Gryphs have four left on their preseason schedule. They’re to host the Manitoba Bisons Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre and they’re to play the Brock Badgers at Oct. 19 at St. Catharines.

The Gryphs and Waterloo are to tangle in the season opener Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at the GGAC.



Guelph Gryphons drop season-ending pair to Brock Badgers

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons were swept by the Brock Badgers in their Ontario Intercollegiate Women’s Fastpitch Association doubleheader Friday night at the University of Guelph diamond.

Brock took the opening game 12-4 and won the nightcap 10-1.

The Gryphs are sixth in the seven-team West Division at 4-11.

Top three in each division and two wild card teams qualify for next weekend’s championship tournament at Hamilton.

Laurier Golden Hawks lead the West Division at 14-1 while Brock is second at 13-1, Western Mustangs third at 10-3 and McMaster Marauders fourth at 6-6. Waterloo Warriors are at 4-8 and the Windsor Lancers are at 3-10.

Ryerson Rams and Queen’s Gaels are tied for the lead in the six-team East Division with identical 7-5 records. Ottawa Gee-Gees are third at 8-6 and Toronto Varsity Blues fourth at 6-6. York Lions are fifth at 2-8 and Carleton Ravens sixth at 0-14.


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