Volleyball Lions remain undefeated

York’s men’s and women’s volleyball teams improved their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) season records to 4-0 last week with victories over the University of Guelph Gryphons.

kinoshitaElizabeth Salas-Chavez led the women’s squad with a game-high 11 kills while adding seven digs in the straight-sets win over the Gryphons on Wednesday. York is tied for second spot in the OUA East and trails first place University of Toronto by just two points with two games in hand.

Fifth-year veteran Jason Kinoshita, right, paced the men’s team with 16 kills while freshman Sholan Trivedi added 13 kills. York is tied for second spot in the OUA and trails first place Queen’s by just two points with two games in hand. The Lions volleyball teams will host Queen’s and RMC this weekend.

The Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) number-six ranked York women’s cross country team will compete in the national championship this weekend at Guelph, while the Lions badminton team will compete in the OUA Championships at Western. York finished fourth and will face defending champion Western in the opening round.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams earned a split in the opening weekend of the OUA regular season. The men’s team defeated Ottawa 64-63 on Friday night before losing 65-62 to the two-time defending CIS champion Carleton Ravens on Saturday, while the women’s team lost 59-47 to Ottawa and defeated Carleton 69-43.

The Lions men’s hockey team will host the CIS fourth-ranked Lakehead Thunderwolves on Friday and Saturday at the Ice Gardens. Game time Friday is 7:30pm, while Saturday’s game is set for 7pm. For more information on the Lions teams, visit the Sport York Interuniversity Web site.