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Tribune Photo By Ned Bekavac

Tribune Photo By Ned Bekavac

Guelph native Katie Mora, right, of the Guelph Gryphons eyes the puck in front of Waterloo goaltender Allie Mitchell during OUA women’s hockey play Saturday.

Guelph Gryphons: Women’s hockey team tops tough Hawks

The University of Guelph Gryphons got past Wilfrid Laurier 2-1 in a shootout Sunday in a battle between two of the top three teams in OUA women’s hockey.

Christine Grant scored for the Gryphons while teammate Jessica Pinkerton scored the lone shootout goal from either team.

Stephanie Nehring stopped 33 of 34 Laurier shots to earn the win.

The victory lifted Guelph’s record to 13-3-0 and Laurier dropped to 13-2-2.

Laurier is currently the No. 3-ranked team in the nation while Guelph is No. 6. The lone other top-10 CIS team from the OUA is Queen’s, which is No. 4.

On Saturday, Nehring stopped 11 shots as Guelph shut out Waterloo 5-0. Marcie Landman scored twice and singles came from Amanda Parkins, Rachael Cassidy and Hillary Walsh.

Guelph hosts Laurentian (6-10-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Men’s hockey: The Gryphons scored twice in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and double up Windsor 4-2 on Saturday night at home.

Robert De Fulviis, Philip Teri, Niklas Huard and Kenneth Peroff scored for the Gryphons. James Merrett had three assists and goalie Andrew Loverock stopped 34 of 36 shots on the Guelph net.

The Gryphons (9-7-3) visit Laurier (6-10-1) tonight (Thursday) for a 7:30 p.m. game.

On Friday, Guelph hosts York (9-8-1) at 7:30 p.m. in what is the Gryphons’ annual Frosty Mug Game at the Sleeman Centre.

The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. at the downtown arena, home of the Guelph Storm.

Women’s volleyball: The Gryphons won their fifth straight match Sunday, beating Queen’s 3-0 on the road.

Guelph had three players with 12 points each: Rachel Petcoff, Becky Breau and Maddie DeDecker. Kristen Almhjell had a match-high 23 digs. Set scores were 25-15, 25-22, 25-23.

The Gryphons (9-4) host Lakehead (3-7) on Friday at 6 p.m.

Men’s volleyball: The Gryphons dropped a 3-0 decision at Queen’s on Sunday as their record fell to 4-8. Scores were 25-16, 25-22, 25-18.

Patrick Strzalkowski recorded 12 points for the Gryphons and Connor Cressman had nine.

Guelph hosts Nipissing (2-10) on Friday at 8 p.m.

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