Badat, Pena bring men’s soccer Lions back in 2-1 win

The York University Lions men’s soccer team scored two unanswered goals to come from behind and defeat the visiting University of Guelph Gryphons 2-1 at York Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17.

In the eighth minute, the No. 1 nationally ranked Lions faced an early setback in the match-up when Guelph’s Robert Murphy scored a quick goal, ending the Lions’ four-game shutout streak. However, a quick recovery by York’s offensive and defensive play quickly turned the game around.

In the 32nd minute, Gerard Ladiyou successfully defended the goal from Gryphon attacks. In the next minute of play, second-year forward Alon Badat went down. Though he initially left the field, Badat quickly recovered and in the 37th minute, tapped in the Lions first goal for his sixth of the season. More details on the York Lions website.

Women’s soccer Lions defeat Gryphons 2-0

Nicole Markowitz led the way with the winning goal as the York University Lions women’s soccer team earned its second win of the season by a 2-0 score over the University of Guelph Gryphons at York Stadium on Saturday.

When the two teams took the pitch on a chilly afternoon, the Gryphons met the Lions with intensity. The Gryphons charged hard from the outset as they tried to penetrate the Lions defensive wall, but York’s swarming defence easily repelled the attacks. More details.