Lions’ Durie ties Canadian university football record

andre durieAndre Durie tied a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) single-game record with six touchdowns Saturday to lead the York University Lions to a 55-33 win over the University of Waterloo Warriors.

Durie, a sophomore running back from Mississauga, became only the second player in CIS history to find the end zone on six occasions in the same game, tying a mark established by Wilfrid Laurier’s Jim Reid against Guelph on Oct. 22, 1977. Durie’s 36 points in the contest rank fifth on the CIS all-time list, also tied with Reid.

Right: Andre Durie breaks one open

Durie made headlines last year when he broke the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) single-game record with 349 yards against Ottawa.

In Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., Durie hit pay dirt every second time he touched the ball finishing with 211 yards on just 12 carries.

Soccer teams break even

In women’s soccer action, the Lions split a pair of weekend games. Toronto scored a late goal to defeat York 1-0 on Saturday, while the Lions rebounded Sunday for a 7-0 victory over Ryerson. The men’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw with Toronto before dropping a 1-0 decision to Ryerson on Sunday for its first loss of the season.

York’s cross country, tennis, field hockey and women’s rugby teams were also in action this past weekend. For more information on the Lions teams, visit the links on the Sport York Interuniversity Web site.