The Guelph Gryphons celebrate their third Baggataway Cup
The University of Guelph Gryphons won the 23rd Baggataway Cup and the 2008 Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association Championship in a 14-9 victory over the McGill University Redmen.
Hamilton, ON - The University of Guelph Gryphons won the 23rd Baggataway Cup and became the new Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association Champions in a 14-9 victory over the McGill University Redmen.
Led by attacker Braden Gallant’s three goals and three assists, Guelph turned on the jets and pulled ahead of McGill after the Redmen had an impressive first quarter where they led the Gryphons 4-2.?Attackman Jason Mainer of Guelph was awarded the UnderArmor Player of the Game Award for his gritty performance of four goals and one assist.
Although the Redmen showed a stiff defensive backbone in the second quarter, they were no match for Guelph’s high powered offense which scored six of their goals in the second quarter alone.
One of the bright spots on McGill’s roster was attacker Luke LaCava who was named McGill’s player of the game after scoring four goals and driving the Redmen offense.
In the semi-final round of the tournament, the McGill Redmen beat the Brock University Badgers 13-9, eliminating the reigning champions from the Baggataway Cup tournament and guaranteeing that there would be a new CUFLA champion. The Badgers had won the last six Baggataway Cups.
The Guelph Gryphons had previously won CUFLA championships in 1995 and 2000.