Undefeated volleyballers extend winning streak

The York Lions men’s and women’s volleyball teams each improved to 6-0 last week with victories over Queen’s University and Royal Military College (RMC).

The women’s squad is the only undefeated team in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East Division. York is tied for first place in the division with the University of Toronto (6-2) but the U of T’s Varsity Blues have played two more matches than the York Lions. The teams will meet for the first time this season at the U of T on Wednesday.

The men’s volleyball team is tied for first place in the OUA with Windsor (6-2) and Queen’s (6-2). The Lions have two games in hand on both the Lancers and Golden Gaels. York’s Sholan Trivedi and Ryan Anderson are among the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) leaders in kills.

The York women’s cross country team finished 10th at the CIS National Championship in Guelph on Saturday. Dalhousie University captured the championship, while the University of Guelph placed second followed by the University of Calgary in third. Amy Kirkham was York’s top finisher (38th), completing the five-km course in a time of 18:55.9.

The York women’s water polo team (6-2) finished the regular season in second place in the OUA following a pair of victories on Saturday against Queen’s and Carleton.

Right: York’s Rebecca Wilson (white cap) of the women’s water polo team in a game against Toronto

The Lions, who have won five of the last eight OUA titles, will compete in the OUA Final Four Championship taking place Nov. 27-28.

The men’s basketball team (2-2) earned a split last weekend, losing to Brock on Friday and defeating Guelph on Saturday. The women’s basketball squad (1-3) lost both weekend games, losing a heartbreaker in overtime to Brock before dropping Saturday’s contest with Guelph. The Lions basketball teams will play their home opener this Friday against Windsor. Game time is 6m for the women and 8pm for the men at the Tait McKenzie Centre. York will host Western on Saturday (6 and 8pm).

The Lions men’s hockey team split with CIS No. 3-ranked Lakehead and will host Ottawa and No. 9 McGill this Friday and Saturday at the Ice Gardens. The women’s hockey team (1-7) will travel to Queen’s for a pair of games, while the badminton team competes in the OUA Final Four Championship at Western.

For more information on the Lions teams, visit the links to the Sport York Interuniversity web site.