Weekend wrap: Men’s soccer Lions clinch OUA West division title

The York University Lions men’s soccer team completed their season with a 2-0 victory over the University of Windsor Lancers on Saturday at York Stadium, earning their fourth straight Ontario University Athletics (OUA) West Division title.

The Lions (12-2-2), ranked No. 4 in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), are undefeated in their last 12 games and finished atop the OUA West with a one-point cushion over the Western Mustangs (11-1-4).  See more details on York Lions website.

Women’s soccer Lions end season with win, earn home playoff date

There’s no better way to enter the playoffs than with a win, and that’s just what happened for the York University Lions women’s soccer team. The squad knocked off the University of Windsor Lancers 1-0 on Sunday at York Stadium.

With the victory, the Lions (6-8) secured fourth place in the OUA West and earned a home playoff game in the first round. They will take on the University of Western Ontario Mustangs (5-6-3) on Wednesday afternoon at York Stadium. Game time is to be determined.

York midfielder Alicia Donaldson got the game’s lone goal by heading in a corner kick from Nicole MarkowitzMore details.

Women’s volleyball Lions pull off comeback win in season opener

The York University Lions women’s volleyball team opened its season with a thrilling 3-2 win over the Brock University Badgers in front of the home crowd at Tait McKenzie Centre on Friday.

The Lions came back from two sets down and won the fifth set tiebreak to complete an incredible comeback that earned them two points.

Kristina Vlcek and Brandie Wilkerson led the Lions to victory with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Wilkerson was a force on offence all night, recording 18 kills, while third-year setter Gina Morphy was stellar on defence, recording 17 digs.  More details.

Field hockey Lions close season with losses to top teams

The York University Lions field hockey team ended the regular season this weekend with a 4-0 loss to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Univesrity of Guelph Gryphons.

The losses dropped the Lions to 7-7 on the season and they finish in fifth place in the OUA standings with 21 points.

The Lions had a difficult final weekend against the league’s top two teams, who both finished with just one loss in 14 games this season.  More details.

Men’s volleyball Lions fall to Golden Hawks in heartbreaker

The York University Lions men’s volleyball team opened its season with a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks at Tait McKenzie Centre Friday night.

The Lions rallied back from two sets down, but the comeback fell short when they failed to win the fifth and deciding set.

Veteran middle hitters Gregory Ivan and Felipe Humana-Paredes led the Lions in scoring with 18 and 14 points, respectively. Ivan recorded 11 kills, while Humana-Paredes recorded 10. Rookie libero Timothy Yu  was solid on defence, recording eight digs on the night.  More details.

The following night, the Lions were defeated 3-1 by the University of Waterloo Warriors.  In the first set, the Lions lost 25-22 after letting a five-point lead slip away late in the half.

The Lions struggled to get their power serves past the Warrior defence. However, Lions rookie Ray Szeto and Humaña-Paredes had an impressive first set with several strategically placed shots, fooling the Warriors defence.  More details.

5-3 victory for men’s hockey Lions in Waterloo

The York University Lions men’s hockey team defeated the University of Waterloo Warriors 5-3 on Friday evening in what became both a high-scoring affair and a tough, aggressive battle.

Second-year centre Mackenzie Micks scored two of his team-leading four goals, including the game winner, to help the Lions to victory.  More details.

Also this weekend, the men’s hockey team hosted the Brock University Badgers on Sunday and lost by a 3-0 score. The Lions recorded just 14 shots in the first two periods combined before doubling that total in the third. However, they were shut down each time by Brock goaltender Kurt Jory, who made 30 saves in the win.

Women’s hockey Lions upended by undefeated Lancers

The York University Lions women’s hockey team lost to the University of Windsor Lancers by a score of 6-4 in a high scoring affair on Saturday at Canlan Ice Sports Arena.

The Lions (1-3-0) were looking for revenge against a Lancers squad that bounced them from the playoffs last season, but it was not in the cards.

Chloe Milano had two goals and Jessalyn Bogacki made 28 saves in the loss.

Special teams were the story of the game, with eight of 10 total goals coming on the power play.  More details.

In their second game of the weekend, the Lions were defeated by the visiting University of Western Ontario Mustangs by a 4-1 score on Sunday night.

Western starting goaltender Olivia Ross stole the game for the Mustangs as she made 33 saves on 34 shots by the Lions. The Mustangs managed only 20 shots on goal but that total proved to be enough on this night.  More details.

Queen’s earns playoff berth with victory over football Lions

Justin Chapdelaine of Abbotsford, B.C. threw four touchdowns and scored another on the ground as the Queen’s University Gaels qualified for the playoffs with a 52-14 win over the York University Lions in Kingston on Saturday.

Lions starting quarterback Nick Coutu finished with 137 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 33 yards on the ground on five carries.

Receivers Alex Bugdahn and Jonelle Tolbert each caught one touchdown pass. Bugdahn finished as the Lions leading receiver in the game with three catches for 64 yards, while Tolbert added four catches for 26 yards.  More details.

By Alyson Fisher, sport & recreation information officer for Sport York