Weekend wrap: Pena’s late marker keeps soccer Lions undefeated

One week after leading the York University Lions men’s soccer team to a comeback win against the Guelph University Gryphons, fourth-year striker Adrian Pena was the catalyst in yet another comeback Sunday, scoring with less than one minute remaining in regulation to secure a 1-1 draw with the University of Windsor Lancers.

Adrian Pena in actionRight: Adrian Pena in action

Pena, a 2010 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) first-team all-Canadian and OUA first-team all-star, is currently tied for fourth in OUA league scoring with six goals in eight games. Teammate Alon Badat is tied for first with seven goals.

The Lions (5-0-3) outshot the Lancers (2-2-4) 15-7 in the game. Sotiri Varlokostas got the start in goal for the Lions and made six saves, while a busy Sam Atkin made 14 saves in goal for the Lancers.  More details on the York Lions website.

Earlier in the weekend the first-place nationally ranked Lions had another tie, this time with the No. 5 nationally-ranked University of Western Ontario Mustangs in a 1-1 game. More details.

Mattucci leads women’s soccer Lions to 1-0 win over Western

Alessia Mattucci scored the only goal of the game in the 90th minute to give the York University Lions women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory on the road against the University of Western Ontario Mustangs on Saturday.

The second-year midfielder scored her first of the season to lead the Lions to their third win of the season. More details.

The Lions followed up that performance with a scoreless draw with the University of Windsor Lancers. Lions goalkeeper Sarah Fiorini stopped all shots against for her fifth shutout of the season. Lancers goalkeeper Rebecca Singer was equal to the task, also stopping all shots against. More details.

Queen’s knocks off York in Homecoming game

One week after winning its first game of the season, the York University Lions football team returned home Saturday for its Homecoming game against the Queen’s University Gaels and was defeated by a score of 63-3.

The Lions had 1,355 fans in attendance for their annual Homecoming game. With the loss, the Lions fall to 1-3 on the season while the Gaels improved to 2-2. More details.

Men’s tennis Lions continue undefeated season

The York University Lions men’s tennis team kept its perfect record intact this past weekend with victories over the University of Waterloo and the University of Montreal.

The Lions are now 5-0 on the year thanks to a 4-3 win on the road in Waterloo and a dominating 6-1 victory at home over the defending Ontario University Athletics (OUA) champion the University of Montreal Carabins.

Mikhael Lew had the biggest individual win of the weekend with a dominating 6-3, 6-3 victory over Waterloo’s Vincent Chan, last year’s OUA individual singles champion. He also paired with Stan Faynberg to win their doubles match 8-5. More details.

Women’s tennis Lions hand Montreal first loss in four years

The York University Lions women’s tennis team went 3-0 in three close ties this past weekend, defeating the University of Western Ontario, the University of Waterloo and the University of Montreal on the second-to-last weekend of the regular season.

Their biggest result came on Sunday, when the Lions edged out a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Carabins, who have won the last three OUA championships and hadn’t lost a team result in the regular season or playoffs since 2007.

In that tie, the Lions earned the doubles point by taking two of the three matches and then held on to earn three singles victories and the overall win. More details.

Cross country Lions finish 12th at Western International

The York University Lions cross country team ran hard in the 5km/10km Western International Cross Country Meet in London, Ont., on Saturday.  Both teams put forth a strong effort and each finished 12th. More details.

Field hockey Lions emerge victorious in weekend doubleheader

The York University Lions women’s field hockey team faced an early setback on Saturday with a 2-0 loss against the University of Waterloo Warriors at Varsity Stadium, but rebounded the following day with a 2-1 win over the Queen’s University Gaels.

Jessica Rootes scored a goal, her first of the season, while Megan Connolly of Toronto also found the back of the net for the Lions’ two goals. More details.

Women’s rugby Lions fall to No. 10 Gaels

The York University Lions women’s rugby team was defeated 31-3 by the Queen’s University Gaels in their third game of the regular season on Friday night at York.

Despite valiant efforts made by the Lions, they could not stop the advancing offence of the No. 10 nationally-ranked Gaels that led to an early lead during the first half.

Winger Tiera Thomas-Reynolds, a two-time OUA all-star, put forth a strong effort as she barreled down the pitch like a bulldozer. She was a standout throughout the game on the pitch. More details.