Georgian Grizzlies Fall Short in Gold Medal Rugby Match
The OCAA men’s rugby championship concluded with the St. Lawrence Surge winning 13-7 over the Grizzlies Saturday afternoon. The wet and windy terrain proved difficult for the Grizzlies, impacting the team’s ability to convert on a penalty kick early in the first half. The Surge later converted on two of their own.
The lone try of the game resulted from a blocked kick by the Surge defense, enabling the Surge to score the other way. While gold escaped the Grizzlies’ grasp, it is the third straight silver medal for the men’s rugby program and sixth consecutive year medaling. Furthermore, Daniel Martyn and James Robb-Kennedy were named OCAA Men’s Rugby Championship All-Stars.
Barrie Colts Split Weekend Games
The Colts (7-5-2) traveled to the Meridian Centre on Saturday night to meet the Niagara IceDogs (5-9-0). The Colts came away with a decisive, 7-4 victory over the IceDogs, pouring on six goals in the final two frames of action. Additionally, Oskar Olausson scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season. Goaltender Matthew Sbrocca made 12 saves in the win for the Colts.
The Colts were #backinthesaddle in Barrie the following night at Sadlon Arena, narrowly tasting defeat in overtime versus the Peterborough Petes (5-8-1). A heroic, individual effort from Petes forward Tucker Robertson sealed the game. Matteo Lalama made 22 saves for the Colts but was bested by a well-placed Robertson snipe in a losing effort.
The Colts will receive a few days of rest before returning to action Friday evening. The team travels to Mississauga next for a spirited bout against the Steelheads (7-4-1-1).
More Grizzlies News
Georgian College’s men’s basketball preseason got underway on Saturday as the Grizzlies visited the Niagara Knights. The Grizzlies found themselves chasing the game early, ultimately losing 74-99 to the Knights. Collectively, the Grizzlies shot 30-77 (39%) from the field. Moreover, Tafari Emmanuel-Maso had a team-high 18 points on 7/10 shooting, going 4/5 from beyond the arc.
Finally, the women’s volleyball season commenced with an exhibition match at Niagara, suffering a 3-0 loss.