Weekend wrap: Women’s soccer Lions continue perfect start with win over Warriors

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The No. 5 nationally ranked York University Lions women’s soccer team edged to another victory after defeating the University of Waterloo Warriors 1-0 on Friday in Waterloo, Ont.

After a goalless first half, the Lions broke the deadlock at the 67th minute with a goal from Nour Ghoneim. This takes Ghoneim’s overall goal tally to 12 this season.  More details on the York Lions website.

On Sunday, the Lions played to a scoreless draw against the No. 7 Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks also on the road. Despite the Lions having 18 shots to the Golden Hawks’ 17, neither team found the net. Aisha Lewis had a busy day in the attacking third as she managed 10 shots with six on target.  More details.

On Wednesday, the Lions put up a hard-fought 1-0 win over the University of Guelph Gryphons. After a scoreless first half, York’s Samantha Marini scored her first ever goal for the Lions in the 53rd minute.  More details.

Men’s soccer Lions stretch winning streak to seven with victory over Hawks

The No. 2 nationally ranked York University Lions men’s soccer team continued its winning streak with a 3-0 victory against the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks on Sunday in Waterloo, Ont. This is their seventh straight victory in the season.

Eric Amato gave the Lions a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute. The Lions managed 13 shots in the first half alone.  More details.

Earlier in the week, the Lions dominated the University of Waterloo Warriors in a 6-0 victory on the road. Dena Iezady opened the game with a goal in the ninth minute, his fifth goal of the season for what stood as the game winner.

The second goal came from Henry Moody in the 28th minute. The Warriors were able to hold off the Lions for the rest of the half.  More details.

On Wednesday, the Lions moved into sole possession of first place in the division with a 3-1 win over the previously-undefeated University of Guelph Gryphons. Guelph’s Jared Agyemang opened up the scoring in the first half with a counter goal in the 42nd minute. Throughout the half, the Lions hounded the Guelph goalkeeper, Benjamin Caranci, with five aggressive strikes on net. Caranci denied all the shots, allowing Agyemang to steal the ball from the Lions and bury it in the back of Colm Vance‘s net.  More details.

Marauders defeat football Lions at Homecoming game

The York University Lions football team was defeated by the No. 4 nationally ranked McMaster University Marauders by a score of 49-2 at the 2014 Homecoming game on Saturday at York Stadium.

The win keeps the Marauders undefeated streak alive at four games. They are one of three Ontario University Athletics (OUA) teams with an unbeaten mark after four weeks, and the only one at 4-0 (Western and Windsor are both 3-0). The Lions, meanwhile, dropped to 0-4 with the loss.

McMaster led 10-0 after the first quarter but turned up the offensive intensity in the second, scoring 27 points to lead 37-0 at the half. They slowed down in the second half, while the Lions got on the scoreboard with a McMaster conceded safety in the third quarter.  More details.

Tennis Lions remain undefeated with weekend sweep

The York University Lions women’s tennis team ran its record to a perfect 6-0 this weekend with a trio of victories over the visiting Western University Mustangs, University of Waterloo Warriors and Universite de Montreal Carabins.

The Lions lost just two points all weekend, defeating the Mustangs 7-0 and the Warriors and Carabins by matching 6-1 scores.

Kelsi Smith had a tremendous weekend, going undefeated in three singles matches and three doubles matches to lead the Lions to victory. She did not drop a set in any of her appearances on court and, in singles, outscored her opponents 37-17.  More details.

Field hockey Lions pick up four points in Kingston

The York University Lions field hockey team had a 1-1-1 mark in three games this weekend, highlighted by a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon against the Western University Mustangs in Kingston, Ont.

York’s Jessica Lamont opened the scoring with a goal in the 12th minute against the Mustangs. Shortly after, in the second half, Megan Connolly scored a goal in the 45th minute, assuring the York win.  The Mustangs kept their heads held high while Megan Duffy took a stand to score a goal in the 61st minute, but that was as close as they would get.  More details.

Khouri scores twice in women’s rugby loss to Marauders

Dorrian Khouri scored a pair of tries but it wasn’t enough on Friday night as the York University Lions women’s rugby team was defeated 36-12 by the visiting McMaster University Marauders at the York Rugby Field.

The loss drops the Lions to 1-2 on the year, while the Marauders continue their undefeated season and now sit at 3-0 and atop the OUA Russell Division standings.

The Lions played a strong defensive game for much of the contest and were close early in the second half, with the score at 17-12. But the experienced Marauders turned up the intensity with some late tries to cruise to victory.  More details.

Cross country Lions finish 11th at Western International

The York University Lions men’s cross country team recorded an 11th place finish at its season-opening meet, the Western International Invitational in London, Ont., on Saturday.

Suraj Sharma was the leading Lions runner to cross the finish line of the 8km event at Thames Valley Golf Course, ending up in 38th place in a time of 27:15.

Coming in behind him was Esteban Clavijo, who finished in 69th place in a time of 28:22.  More details.