Weekend wrap: Senior trio lead women’s basketball Lions in victory over Gee-Gees

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The York University Lions women’s basketball team won an emotional game on Saturday, outlasting a tough University of Ottawa Gee-Gees team to earn a 60-51 victory in front of a packed crowd at the Tait McKenzie Centre.

The win was the Lions’ first over the Gee-Gees since January of 2008. The important victory also advances York to 8-12 on the year, which is good enough for fifth place in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East standings.

Courtney Osborne opened the scoring via two free throws after drawing the foul on a hard drive to the rim. Llyandra Kerr was also on point early, draining two more baskets to accelerate York to an 8-2 advantage. More details on the York Lions website.

The previous night, the Lions were defeated by the Carleton University Ravens by a score of 61-50. The two teams played a tightly-contested, low-scoring first quarter as they traded buckets back and forth. Neither team built a lead that was greater than three points. The Ravens held a slim 15-14 advantage after the opening 10 minutes of play. More details.

Langford’s OT winner lifts women’s hockey Lions over Badgers

A thrilling overtime goal by forward Kiri Langford lifted the York University Lions women’s hockey team to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Brock University Badgers on Friday night at Canlan Ice Sports.

With the home crowd behind them, the Lions felt confident in the extra frame and controlled the pace of the action. Once again utilizing a superb fore-check, the Lions set up in Brock’s zone and sent the puck back to the point. Defender Lindsay Brook launched a big shot on mark that was tipped by Langford for the overtime score, handing the Lions the hard fought victory. More details.

The following night, the Lions wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 loss to the No. 3 nationally-ranked University of Guelph Gryphons on home ice.

The two squads played a fast opening period with few whistles, as neither team was called for a penalty in the frame and the two goalies stood tall in their nets. The Gryphons finally broke the deadlock at 16:57 of the first on a goal by Cara Sayles, her third of the season. More details.

Women’s volleyball Lions sweep Lakers in regular season finale

The York University Lions women’s volleyball team ended its regular season on a high note Sunday, disposing of the visiting Nipissing University Lakers in straight sets in front of a home crowd at the Tait McKenzie Centre.

With the win, the Lions finish their season at 14-5, tied with both the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees and Ryerson University Rams in the OUA East standings. However, they have the tiebreaker over both teams and will finish in second place in the division. More details.

Earlier in the week, the Lions were defeated in five sets by the Lakehead University Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay, Ont. Lakehead inched out the first set, 26-24, but dropped the next two in devastating fashion, losing 25-11 in each. The Thunderwolves rebounded, however, claiming the remaining sets, 25-19 and 15-6. More details.

Men’s volleyball Lions close season with sweep of Lakers

The York University Lions men’s volleyball team closed out its regular season in style Sunday winning in straight sets over the Nipissing University Lakers on home court at the Tait McKenzie Centre.

The win wraps up the Lions’ regular season record at 13-7, which places them in fourth place in the OUA standings, one game ahead of the Ryerson University Rams.

The Lions conceded points early as Nipissing jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead, but the Lions settled down and Ray Szeto reset the tone, hammering a strong kill down the middle of the court that eventually led to a 7-7 tie and forced the Lakers to call a timeout. More details.

On Friday night, the Lions were defeated in straight sets by the No. 1 nationally-ranked McMaster University Marauders on Friday in Hamilton, Ont. The first-place Marauders, who improved to 18-1 on the season with the win, were in no danger throughout, winning 25-21, 25-19 and 25-10 for the convincing win. More details.

Moseley wins two golds, named male athlete of the meet

York University Lions sprinter Ingvar Moseley won a pair of gold medals to be named the male athlete of the meet at the Windsor Team Challenge on Sunday in Windsor, Ont.

Moseley ran a blazing 8.06 seconds in the 60m hurdles to finish in first place and automatically qualify for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships in the meet next month. He also won the gold medal in the 300m in a season-best time of 35.26 seconds.

His two gold medals were part of the seven the squad won overall at the meet. More details.

Other members of the team were in Akron, Ohio, for the Akron Invitational, returning home with four medals. Leading the way was sprinter Sheereen Harris, who won the silver medal in the 200m in the gold division in a time of 24.89 seconds. She also finished in ninth place in the 60m. More details.

Men’s basketball Lions lose to No. 2 Gee-Gees despite monster game by Tufegdzich

A strong third quarter effort almost had them within striking distance, but the York University Lions men’s basketball team dropped a challenging contest Saturday, losing 110-92 to the visiting No. 2 nationally-ranked University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on home court at the Tait McKenzie Centre.

The loss drops the Lions record to 10-10 on the year, placing them in fifth place in OUA East. Nick Tufegdzich had a sensational game, scoring 36 points and adding 20 rebounds. More details.

One night earlier, the Lions were defeated by a score of 98-59 by the top-ranked Carleton University Ravens. The high-powered Ravens were simply too much for the Lions on this night, winning all four quarters to take the big victory and extend their season-long winning streak to 19. More details.

No. 9 Mustangs take down men’s hockey Lions

The York University Lions men’s hockey team was defeated by a score of 3-1 by the No. 9 nationally-ranked Western University Mustangs on Saturday night at Thompson Arena.

The loss drops the Lions to 13-11-2 on the season, and they are now in a three-way tie for sixth place with Toronto and Guelph, one point behind fifth-place Brock and just one ahead of ninth-place Waterloo in the tight OUA West standings.

Most of the game’s action took place in the first period, as the Mustangs led 2-1 after the opening 20 minutes of play. More details.

One night earlier, the Lions were shut out 3-0 by their cross-town rivals, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. The energy was palpable on both benches as these two rivals took the ice in the first period. More details.