Soccer shutout moves Mac to second place

McMaster goalie Matthew Grant (Brampton) played a large roll in McMaster’s 3-0 shutout of the Guelph Gryphons Saturday at Alumni Field in Guelph, after saving nine shots in his team’s win.

McMaster improves to 3-2-1 on the season, good for 10 points and second place in the Ontario University Athletics West. Guelph drops to last place in the division as they struggle to pick up their first win.

Second-year honours economics student Ivan Stojakovic (Stoney Creek) found his way around Guelph goalie Chad Paparoni (Burlington) within the first two minutes of play for McMaster’s first goal of the afternoon.

Anthony Costa (Stoney Creek) brought the Marauders one step closer to a victory with the game’s first goal in the second half and Chimnoso Nwamadi (Brampton) sealed the deal at 84:01.

McMaster returns to Ron Joyce Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 22 to clash with the 2-2 Brock Badgers at 8 p.m.