Sports Recap: Men’s soccer Lions defeat McMaster Marauders for 11th straight win

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The No. 2 nationally ranked York University Lions men’s soccer team defeated the McMaster University Marauders 2-1 on Sunday in Hamilton, Ont., for their 11th straight win. The Lions now lead the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) West standings with 37 points, while McMaster trails in second place with 26 points. The division leaders hold a record of 12-0-1.

The Lions finally got the best of the Marauders, who remain the only team to earn a point off the Lions this season and who represent the only OUA team to defeat them in the regular season since 2010.  More details on the York Lions website.

The previous day, the Lions topped the University of Guelph Gryphons, ranked No. 7 nationally, by a score of 4-1 on home turf at York Stadium. In the first half, York striker Joey Cicchillo scored an exceptionally phenomenal volley in the 10th minute of play after a great pass from Jonathan Lao.  More details.

Rugby Lions finish third with win over Trent

The York University Lions women’s rugby team won 29-20 over the Trent University Excalibur on Friday in Peterborough, Ont., in the regular-season finale for both squads. With the victory, the Lions secured a third-place finish in the OUA Russell Division with a 3-2 record.

The first half ended with Trent University leading by a score of 8-6. The Lions were able to turn the tables with a strong second half to take the nine-point victory. Samantha Harman was prolific in converting penalties, scoring nine of the team’s overall points.  More details.

Ghoneim’s two goals power women’s soccer Lions past Gryphons

The No. 4 nationally ranked York University Lions women’s soccer team defeated the University of Guelph Gryphons by a score of 2-0 with two goals from Nour Ghoneim on Saturday at York  Stadium. In the first half of play, Ghoneim opened up the scoring in the 24th minute with an assist by Charlene D’Mello. She scored her second goal in the 38th minute, assisted by a chip from Sarah Wong. Ghoneim now has a total of 16 goals in only 11 games, putting her third in the OUA.  More details.

The following day, the Lions played to a scoreless draw with the McMaster University Marauders in Hamilton, Ont. Despite the Lions’ persistence on offence, the Marauders held their defensive stance to keep the game scoreless. Goalkeeper Brittany Duffey rose to become the Marauders’ hero, making 16 saves in the game.  More details.

Smoskowitz scores in OT for men’s hockey Lions’ first win

The York University Lions men’s hockey team won 2-1 in overtime against the University of Guelph Gryphons on Friday in Guelph, Ont. The Lions were quick to settle the game as rookie forward Dylan Smoskowitz drove the puck into the net 57 seconds into the extra frame to give the Lions the extra point and their first win of the season. Smoskowitz’s goal is his second of the season.  More details.

The Lions started the season two days earlier on Thursday evening, falling by a 4-1 score to the visiting Ryerson University Rams at Canlan Ice Sports.

The Lions were able to grab a goal in the third period. Smoskowitz scored the first goal of his career on a power play five minutes through after the chance was provided by Trevor Petersen for York’s lone goal of the game.  More details.

Per scores a pair in Lions field hockey win over Mustangs

The York University Lions field hockey team had a 1-1 mark in two games this weekend, highlighted by a 4-1 victory on Saturday morning over the Western University Mustangs in Guelph, Ont.

Western’s Katelynn Roganowicz opened up the scoring with a corner goal in the sixth minute against the Lions. But only eight minutes later, York’s Michelle Per scored an attack goal, equalizing the score.  More details.