Weekend wrap: Men’s hockey Lions score big win over No. 9 Western Mustangs

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The York University Lions men’s hockey team picked up a big win as they defeated the Western University Mustangs by a score of 3-2 on Saturday in London, Ont.

The Lions not only gained more ground in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) standings with the win, but they made a strong case for why they should be a Canadian Interuniversity Sport ranked squad.

Lions starting goaltender Chris Perugini once again put on a clinic as he turned aside 39 of 41 shots in the win.

The Lions are in sole possession of first place in the OUA West Division with 33 points after Saturday’s crucial win and the Lions have now won three straight games. More details.

Women’s hockey Lions fall 3-2 in overtime

On Saturday afternoon, the York University women’s hockey team fell 3-2 to the Laurentian University Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ont., after the Voyageurs’ Julie Herbert was able to score a critical winning goal in the second overtime period.

In the first period, the Voyageurs opened the scoring early at 3:18, when Marie-Pierre Pelissou was able to find Emma Leger in front of the net, Leger wasted no time in putting her team up a goal.

The Lions were quick to find the equalizer when Amy Locke slipped the puck past Laurentian goaltender Emily Toffoli to make it 1-1 at 12:52. Jenna Gray and Chelsea Tucker were credited with the assists. More details.

A day earlier, the Lions lost a nail bitter to the Nipissing University Lakers 3-2 on Friday night in North Bay.

The Lions offence was firing on all cylinders as they peppered Laker goaltender Sabrina Picard with 27 shots through three periods of play, but could only beat Picard twice in the loss.

In the third period the two sides avoided the penalty box and remained deadlocked at 2-2 until 58 seconds left to play when Laker forward Taylor Murphy broke through the Lions defence and potted the eventual game winning goal. More details. 

No. 3 Ravens too much for men’s basketball Lions

The York University Lions men’s basketball team was defeated by the Carleton University Ravens by a score of 96-53 on Friday night in Ottawa.

The Ravens are currently 17-2 and are quickly moving up the Canadian Interuniversity Sport rankings, while the Lions have been plagued by injuries and the starters were tested early and often.

Lions starting guard Jayden Fredrick scored a team high 13 points with three helpers paired with an impressive shooting performance from beyond the arc going 3-4 in the loss. More details.

On Saturday the Lions fell 91-61 against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees at the Montpetit Hall in Ottawa, Ont.

Although the Lions started off strong with a 23-18 lead after the first quarter, the Gee-Gees quickly caught up and ended up taking the game with a 30-point win.

For the Lions, Tommy Hobbs totalled the most points with 14, scoring five field goals, two three pointers, and two free throws. More details.

Women’s volleyball Lions stumble in 3-1 loss to Gee-Gees

On Jan. 31 the York University women’s volleyball team fell 3-1 on the road to play the OUA East Division University of Ottawa Gee-Gees at Montpetit Hall.

The Gee-Gees struck first as they took the opening set with a narrow 25-19 score. With back-to-back kills from Logan Potter then a game point kill from Tatiana Kozbenko, Ottawa was able to grab the edge off the get-go.

For the Lions, Callie Giaccone tallied the most points with 10 from 10 kills, Heather Setka contributed nine points from seven kills, and Sarah Williams grabbed 7.5 points with five kills and eight digs. More details.

Women’s basketball Lions hang tough but fall to Ravens

 The York University Lions women’s basketball team fell to the Carleton University Ravens by a score of 70-58 on Friday evening at the Ravens’ Nest in Ottawa.

The Lions played the 7-4 Ravens tough for most of the game but the second quarter proved to be the difference as the Ravens outscored the Lions 24-13.

The Lions were led by Haley Bowie who shot 100 per cent going 3-3 and scoring a team high 11 points. Sandra Nagowska was big off the bench for the Lions filling the statistics sheet with 10 points, three steals, two assists and four rebounds. More details.

The following day the Lions left the nation’s capital with an 82-52 defeat against the No. 9 ranked University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on Saturday night at Montpetit Hall.

The Gee-Gees controlled the action throughout the game outscoring the Lions 21-10 in the first quarter, 14-12 in the second, 28-17 in the third, and 19-13 in the fourth.

Lions guard Ishanaa Seupersadsingh and Gee-Gee’s Sarah Besselink followed with 11 points each. Seupersadsingh was 5-12 from the field, while Besselink went 3-4 from three point land. More details.