Weekend wrap: Rugby Lions crush Golden Hawks 78-20

In wrecking ball scrum of the York University Lions women’s rugby team, Tiera Thomas-Reynolds’ star shone brightest as she scored 30 points in the team’s 78-20 victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks in Waterloo on Friday night, Sept. 24.

Thomas-Reynolds, a fourth-year winger, scored six tries for the Lions to earn the bulk of the points for the team.

Other standouts for the Lions included rookie Fedelia Omoghan and Genelle Prasad, who scored 10 points apiece on two tries each. See more details at the York Lions site.

Field hockey Lions go 2-1 during second weekend of season

The York University Lions field hockey team won two of its three games on the weekend (Sept. 25-26) with victories over the Carleton Ravens and McGill Martlets in Ottawa.

The squad opened the weekend with a 4-0 victory over the Ravens in Saturday’s matinee match-up at Nepean Sportsplex. The result was the Lions second shutout win of the season, and was followed immediately with their third when they wrapped up their Saturday doubleheader with a 1-0 victory over McGill. More details.

Gaels win York Invitational,
men’s hockey Lions finish fourth

The Queen’s Gaels defeated the Toronto Varsity Blues by a score of 5-2 in men’s ice hockey to win the 2010 York Invitational Exhibition Tournament held at Canlan Ice Sports Arena on Sunday.

In the runner-up game, the host York Lions fell to the Ryerson Rams 3-2 in an overtime thriller. More details.

Pistor leads Lions at Western International

The York University Lions men’s and women’s cross country teams were in London on Saturday for their second meet of the season, the Western International. The Lions braved the cool and cloudy conditions to post solid times for their respective teams.

Third-year runner Kathryn Pistor led the Lions women with a time of 19:01 to finish 23rd out of a field of 122 runners. Pistor improved upon her result from last year’s Western International, where she finished 59th with a time of 19:42. More details.

Golden Hawks take down football Lions in Waterloo

The York University Lions football team was defeated by the Laurier Golden Hawks by a score of 68-14 on Saturday at University Stadium in Waterloo.

Starting quarterback Nick Coutu only played in the first quarter before coming out of the game with an injury. Backup QB D.J. Frank played the rest of the contest, completing 15 of 40 passes for 138 yards and one touchdown. He also threw two interceptions.

Scoring the touchdown was Jonelle Tolbert on a 10-yard completion late in the first half. The score capped off a strong seven-play, 77-yard drive for the Lions, part of nine straight completions for Frank as he marched the team down the field and into the end zone. More details.

Men’s soccer Lions earn draw with Golden Hawks,
women defeated after late goal by Laurier

The York Lions men’s and women’s soccer teams were both in action on Sunday against the Laurier Golden Hawks. The women were defeated by a score of 2-1 while the men drew an even 0-0 against the home team.

The men’s game showcased exceptional defence by both teams, in particular sharp goaltending prowess by the likes of the Lions Luigi Caruso, who stopped three shots and Jarrett Humphreys, who snagged four saves total for the Golden Hawks.

The women’s game proved to be a déjà vu of sorts for the Lions as they were defeated by the Golden Hawks in yet another close game that came down to the final minutes.

After a scoreless first half, Lions first-year forward Sonia Sampogna found the back of the net in the 75th minute, firing a shot past Golden Hawks goaltender Katrina Ward to open the scoring.

The advantage for the Lions was nullified eight minutes later when the Golden Hawks’ Julia Marchese broke her team’s scoring drought. More details.