Nour Ghoneim and Kiyani Johnson each scored a pair of goals to lead the York University Lions women’s soccer team to a 7-1 victory over the Brock University Badgers in their home opener on Saturday afternoon at York Stadium.
Ghoneim’s first of the contest, scored in the eighth minute, turned out to be the game winner and she added another just four minutes into the second half for the team’s fourth goal of the contest.
Second-year striker Christina Morelli opened the scoring just three minutes into the game after tapping in a pass from midfielder Sarah Won. Ghoneim made it 2-0 on a successful penalty kick after Sydney Hoareau drew the foul. More details on the York Lions website.
One day later, the Lions extended their season-opening winning streak to three games with a 2-1 comeback victory over the University of Windsor Lancers.
In the 54th minute in the second half, the Lancers opened the scoring with a tally poked by York U goalkeeper Taylor Grant after a defensive breakdown that led to an odd-man advantage in the direction of York’s net, ultimately leading to the opening goal by Lacey Marcoux. More details.
Men’s soccer Lions shut out Badgers in home opener
The York University Lions men’s soccer team recorded a 2-0 victory over the Brock University Badgers in their home opener at York Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The home squad dominated their opponents throughout the game, but could not find the back of the net until the 62nd minute when Michael Cox finally broke the scoreless deadlock with his second goal of the season to give the Lions a 1-0 lead.
They added to it in injury time at the end of the game on a goal by Matt Stinson, who potted his first of the year thanks to a back heel pass by Jarek Whiteman. More details.
The next afternoon, Whiteman scored in the 90th minute to salvage a 2-2 draw with the visiting University of Windsor Lancers.
The fifth-year striker from Brampton, Ont., found the back of the net just moments before the final whistle, after converting a corner that was kicked into the box by Joey Cicchillo. The late goal preserved an unbeaten streak against Ontario University Athletics (OUA) opponents that has now stretched 30 games. More details.
Mustangs take down football Lions in London
The York University Lions football team was defeated by host and No. 3 nationally ranked Western University Mustangs 74-10 on Monday evening at TD Waterhouse Stadium in London, Ont.
The veteran Mustangs were simply too much for the Lions in the contest. They scored on each of their first five possessions, putting up four touchdowns and a field goal to take a commanding lead the Lions weren’t able to match.
Quarterback Eric Kimmerly, making his first career start for the Lions, went 17-of-27 for 197 yards and one touchdown, which was completed to rookie receiver Nathaniel Pinto in the fourth quarter. He also threw two interceptions and added 63 rushing yards on just seven carries, including one run of 24 yards.
For the second game in a row, Pinto was the team’s leading receiver with five catches for 63 yards. He was one of eight pass-catchers on the team with at least two receptions. More details.