Weekend wrap: Women’s rugby Lions pick up second win

Tobi Owotomo
Tobi Owotomo

The York University Lions women’s rugby team defeated the Trent University Excalibur on Saturday by a score of 45-25 on the road in Peterborough, Ont., for their second win of the season.

The Lions rolled offensively with outstanding performances from Tobi Owotomo, who scored a game-high three tries, and Dorrian Khouri, who scored two.

Tia Anderson-Hudson and Sasha Seymour also added one try each to help put the game away from a persistent Excalibur team. More details on the York Lions website.

No. 10 Ravens defeat football Lions at annual Homecoming game

The No. 10 nationally ranked Carleton University Ravens used a strong running game to defeat the York University Lions by a score of 50-7 in the annual Homecoming game at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon.

Carleton scored touchdowns on its first two drives to take a 14-0 lead after the first quarter of play. On their third drive, they attempted to put more points on the board but kicker Mike Domagala missed a 40-yard field goal try and the score remained at 14-0.

The Lions defence settled in after that and forced three straight punts, and on the third one rookie defensive back Kadeem Thomas, returning kicks for the Lions for the first time on Saturday, electrified the home crowd with a beautiful 50-yard return touchdown in which he shed numerous tackles before falling into the end zone draped in defenders. The major made it 14-7. More details.

Field hockey Lions sweep weekend games against Waterloo and Western

The York University Lions field hockey team continued its strong play this season with two wins over the weekend when they defeated the University of Waterloo Warriors 4-0 on Saturday and the Western University Mustangs 1-0 on Sunday.

Their game against the Warriors was full of offence, with four different players getting on the scoresheet for York. All of the goals came in the first half starting with Michelle Per just three minutes into the contest, followed by Ravneet Kalkat in the 10th minute, Sydney McFaul in the 23rd minute and finally capped off by Mikhaela Slavin just before the end of the first half.

The Lions offence was far too much for the Warriors to contain and gave the Lions great momentum moving into their final game of the weekend against the Mustangs. More details.

Women’s tennis Lions extend win streak to 21 with weekend sweep

The York University Lions women’s tennis team stretched its Ontario University Athletics (OUA) regular season unbeaten streak to 21 ties this past weekend, with a sweep of its three matches.

The Lions began the weekend with a 5-2 win over their closest rivals in the Montreal Carabins, who topped the Lions in the OUA final last year for the team’s only loss since 2013. They followed that up with a pair of 7-0 shutouts over the Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday and the Carleton Ravens on Sunday.

Eugenie Lim Ah Tock went undefeated on the weekend, winning all three of her singles and doubles matches. In singles, she played twice out of the second spot, posting a dominant 6-0, 6-0 win over her Carleton counterpart, and she also defeated Toronto 6-3, 6-0. Against the Carabins she played in the third spot and won a close battle 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. More details.

Women’s soccer Lions earn pair of draws on the road against Windsor and Western

The No. 3 nationally ranked York University Lions women’s soccer team faced off against the University of Windsor Lancers on Saturday and the Western University Mustangs on Sunday, with both games ending in a tie. Saturday’s ended with a final score of 1-1 and Sunday had a 0-0 final.

In the first contest of the weekend, the Lions were facing adversity early in the game when the Lancers scored the first goal of the match in the 49th minute courtesy of midfielder Abby Hunt.

After falling behind, rookie midfielder Stephanie Lamanna made her way onto the score sheet with an unassisted goal in the 78th minute to earn a point in the match. More details.

Men’s soccer Lions pick up two draws in weekend action on the road

The No. 1 nationally ranked York University Lions men’s soccer team played back-to-back games this weekend. Saturday’s match took place at Alumni Field against the University of Windsor Lancers and ended with a score of 0-0, while Sunday’s match-up involved the Western University Mustangs at Mustang Field and also ended in a tie with a score of 1-1.

Saturday’s match-up against the Lancers saw another standout defensive performance from goalkeeper Daniel Gosciniak, who refused all three Lancer shot attempts on goal.

Sunday’s contest against the Mustangs proved more offensive. The Lions struck first blood by the foot of Jonathon Lao with an unassisted goal in the 25th minute. Lao now has three goals on the season. More details.

Cross country Lions finish 14th at Western International

The York University Lions women’s cross country team finished in 14th place at the 42nd annual Western International Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the Thames Valley Golf Club in London, Ont.

The meet was the team’s first of the season and saw the Lions racing in a field of 141 runners.

Second-year runner Nina Sieh was York’s top finisher on the 5km course, crossing the finish line in 69th place in a time of 19:59. The Lions also had multiple runners in the men’s 8km race, which had a field of 179 runners. York was led by Suraj Sharma, who was the 74th finisher in a time of 26:56. More details.