Weekend wrap: Women’s rugby Lions crush Varsity Blues in home finale

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The York University Lions women’s rugby team took a commanding 100-0 win against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday night at York’s Rugby Field. York’s Zoe Smith proved to be the Lions’ secret weapon with her speed, scoring five tries. Assisting her was Sarah Campbell. Fedelia Omoghan was also an asset to the win. Her strength broke down the Varsity Blues’ defence, allowing her to score five tries. More details on the York Lions website.

Men’s soccer Lions extend winning streak with win over Golden Hawks

The No. 2 nationally ranked York University Lions men’s soccer team extended their winning streak to nine after a 4-0 win against the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks on Sunday at York Stadium.

The team was able to keep possession of the ball in the first half. An “own” goal in the 19th minute by the Hawks gave the Lions the lead. A cross by Henry Moody that was meant for Jarek Whiteman fell to a Laurier defender, who put it into his own net. Moody was credited with his third goal of the season. More details.

Earlier in the weekend, the Lions defeated the Brock University Badgers by a score of 2-1 in St. Catharines, Ont.

Matt Stinson opened up the scoring in the 32nd minute of play to give the Lions a 1-0 lead. Just minutes later, a York player was pulled down inside the box and the Lions were awarded a penalty kick. The kick was converted by Jonathan Lao in the 36th minute for a 2-0 lead for the Lions. More details.

Lancers take down football Lions in Friday Night Lights game

The York University Lions football team was defeated by a score of 35-3 by the visiting University of Windsor Lancers in the team’s annual night game at York Stadium on Friday.

With the win, the Lancers improved their record to 4-0 on the year and moved into a tie for first place in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) standings. It marks the first time they have been 4-0 since 1987. The loss dropped the Lions to 0-5 on the season.

The Lions’ defence stood tall for much of the first half, holding the Lancers’ offence to just a pair of field goals by Anthony Malandruccolo until there was just 1:20 left in the game. It was then that receiver Lancers’ player Evan Pszczonak scored a touchdown on a 60-yard pass from quarterback Austin Kennedy to give Windsor a 17-0 lead. More details.

Women’s tennis Lions complete undefeated season, qualify for national championships

The York University Lions women’s tennis team went undefeated in its eight regular-season contests to finish in first place in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) standings and qualify for the national championships next August.

The squad swept both of its matches this weekend to wrap up the regular season, defeating the McMaster University Marauders and Carleton University Ravens 7-0. The Lions men’s team also rebounded this weekend with a pair of victories, defeating McMaster 4-2 and Carleton 6-1. More details.

Women’s soccer Lions take down Badgers for ninth win

The No. 2 nationally ranked York University Lions women’s soccer team flourished on the field with a 4-1 win against the Brock University Badgers in St. Catharines, Ont., on Saturday afternoon.

The Badgers opened up the scoring with 16 minutes on the clock on a goal from Brooke Boekestyn. The lead did not last long because in the 21st minute, Aisha Lewis assisted a goal for top scorer, Nour Ghoneim to even the score at 1-1. More details.

The next day, the Lions suffered their first loss of the year by a 1-0 score to the No. 7 Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks. After a scoreless first half, the Hawks managed to clinch a win with a late goal by Julie Karn in the 80th minute. More details.

Cross country Lions finish fourth at Windsor Open

The York University Lions men’s cross country team finished in fourth place at the Windsor Open on Saturday in Windsor, Ont.

Suraj Sharma was the top York finisher in the eight-kilometre race, crossing the line in seventh place in a time of 27:48.

Teammate Aleksandr Kuternin just missed out on a top-10 result, placing 12th in a time of 28:06, which was just two seconds out of the top 10. Also finishing in the top half of the 59-runner field was Esteban Clavijo, who clocked a time of 28:40 to end up in 24th place. More details.

Field hockey Lions pick up one point in weekend games

The York University Lions field hockey team marked a record of 0-2-1 in its most recent weekend of action in London, Ont.

On Saturday, the Lions suffered a 4-0 loss against second-place and defending OUA champion University of Guelph Gryphons. The Lions faced the McGill University Martlets on Sunday morning and drew 1-1. Rebecca Titus opened the score line with a goal 35 minutes into the contest. More details.