An ex-Guelph Gryphons field hockey player returned to her old stomping grounds on the weekend and helped down her former team.
Tegan Stairs of the Toronto Varsity Blues scored the game-winning goal as Toronto beat Guelph 3-1 on Sunday in a battle of the OUA’s two undefeated teams.
Stairs, of Kitchener, was OUA Rookie of the Year for Guelph in 2009.
Brittany Seidler got Guelph on the board early, before Toronto tied it a minute later and scored two more to win the game.
Guelph went 2-0-0 in other weekend games. They beat Western 4-0 on goals from Seidler, Candice Hawksworth and Allison Chute, with two. In an 8-0 win over McGill, Gryphon goals came from Seidler, 3, Chute, 2, Amy Wise, Erin Houle and Jessica Donaldson.
Guelph (5-1-1) next sees OUA action Oct. 13 and 14 in Toronto.
Men’s rugby: Guelph beat Brock 33-3 on the road. Trys: Byron Boville, 2, Eric Howard, 2, Jonathan West. Converts: Joe Newman, 4. Guelph (5-0) hosts RMC (1-3) Oct. 12, 8 p.m.
Women’s rugby: Guelph shut out Western 41-0 on the road. Gryphon trys: Britt Benn, 2, Mackenzie Higgs, Morganne Linthwaite, Megan Lowry, Alyssa McDonald, Samantha Pepper. Converts: Stephanie Tibelius, 3. Guelph (5-0) hosts Trent (1-3) Oct. 5, 5 p.m.
Men’s soccer: Guelph beat UOIT 4-1 on the road Wednesday night. Jared Agymang scored twice and singles came from Colin Aubrey and Connor Elliot. On the weekend, the locals topped Western 1-0 and tied Windsor 1-1 at home. Spiros Maimonis scored in the win and Brendan Springer tallied in the tie. Chad Paparoni earned the shutout.
Guelph (5-4-1) hosts the CIS No. 1-ranked York Lions (9-0-1) Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Women’s soccer: The women’s soccer Gryphons were edged 1-0 by UOIT on Wednesday night on the road. On the weekend, they beat Western 1-0 and tied Windsor 1-1 at home. Breanna Hall scored in the 89th minute against Western. Alexandra King got the shutout. Against Windsor, Guelph native Courtney Whiteside scored.
Guelph (4-3-3) hosts York (4-1-5) Oct. 5 at 7:45 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse: Guelph improved to 8-1 with three home wins. They beat Queen’s 15-5, York 17-3 and Brock 12-4. Goals: Laurel McGillis, 8, Jade Sullivan, 5, Katelyn Cartwright, 5, Alyss Nevills, 5 goals, Dana Skyvington, 5, Staci Morris, 4, Amy Johnson, 3, Danielle Boudreau, 3, Katelynn Brzezinski, 3, Sarah Flaherty, 1, Kate Coon, Victoria Flood.
Guelph plays against Western in Hamilton on Saturday at 1:15 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse: The Gryphs improved to 6-1 with a 6-5 road win over Western. Goals: Connor Deuchars, 3, Mike Burke, Joe Wasson, Eric Hubert. Guelph was to play at McMaster Wednesday, after Trib deadline. They host Laurier Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
Women’s hockey: The Gryphons drop the puck on their OUA season tonight (Thursday) when they host UOIT at 7:30 p.m.
Men’s hockey: The Gryphons start their season Friday at home when Lakehead visits for a 7:30 p.m. game.
Baseball: Guelph went 3-1 on the weekend and has earned a playoff spot. They lost to Toronto 5-4, beat Toronto 1-0 and topped Western 3-1 and 9-8. Lucas Borges pitched a complete-game shutout versus Toronto.
They host Laurier for a double header Friday. Game 1 is at 1 p.m. at Hastings Stadium.
Golf: Gryphon Chris Hemmerich won the men’s individual title at the Gryphons Golf Invitational Monday at Cutten Fields. Gryphon Vanesa Dupois was second on the women’s side.