Women’s Thunderbirds get blanked in Guelph


After battling to a 0-0 tie against the Windsor Lancers last Sunday at Superior Heights and picking up their first point in their five years of being in the OUA, the Algoma University Thunderbirds women’s soccer team was in Guelph on Saturday afternoon as they took on the Guelph Gryphons at the Guelph Soccer Complex.

The Gryphons entered Saturday afternoon’s game with a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 2 ties, good for 15 points and first in the OUA’s West Division.

The Thunderbirds, who have yet to score a goal this season, were shutout for the fifth straight game on Saturday afternoon as they lost by a score of 7-0 to the Gryphons.

Forward Sydney Johnson led the way offensivley for the Gryphons, scoring once and setting up two others while Danielle Sauve and Victoria Hinchliffe had a pair of goals each.

Kaylin Twardowski and Haileigh Lochhead had the other goals for the Gryphons while Jacqueline Madogo also got on the scoresheet with one assist.

Brooke Davidson was in net for the Gryphons sixth shutout of the season while Thunderbirds goalkeeper Joy Hocking made 4 saves in the loss.

With the loss, the Thunderbirds record has now dropped to 0 wins, 4 losses and 1 tie, good for 1 point.

The Thunderbirds, who have now been outscored 15-0 in their first five games of the season, will be back in action tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. for a rematch against the Gryphons at the Guelph Soccer Complex.