Weekend wrap: Lions stay undefeated with three big wins

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The York University Lions field hockey team continued their undefeated season with another three wins this past weekend, over the Queen’s University Gaels, the University of Waterloo Warriors and the Western University Mustangs.

The defending Ontario University Athletics (OUA) champions are proving that their young squad has the will and the talent to take home another banner this season. They currently sit in second place in the OUA standings with a 4-0-1 record. The Lions are two points shy of first place, which is being held by the Toronto Varsity Blues, a team that the Lions have not yet played.

The Lions opened up the action with a 4-0 win over the Gaels on Saturday afternoon. Jaslan Stirling, who now leads the OUA with the most goals, scored her first of six goals this weekend in the 15th minute of the game. More details on the York Lions website.

Lions top Warriors in Friday night road game

The York University men’s soccer team won their second away game of the season and stayed undefeated as they beat the University of Waterloo Warriors on Friday at Waterloo’s Warrior Field.

The Lions beat Waterloo 3-1 with a trio of goals. York midfielder Christian Cavallini scored the first goal of the game in the 12th minute. York forward Omar Marzouk continued his hot streak and filled the stats sheet during the game. More details.

Lions and Warriors play to nil-nil draw

The York University women’s soccer team faced the Waterloo Warriors on Friday night and played to a scoreless 0-0 tie at Warrior Field.

The game saw strong offensive plays from the Lions, who shot five times against Waterloo’s goalkeeper Morgan Berg but were unable to score. The Warriors had three shots against the Lions. More details. 

Lions have mixed results in three matchups this weekend

The York Lions tennis team had a busy weekend, playing games on three consecutive days, starting with the University of Montreal Carabins on Friday, followed by the McMaster University Marauders on Saturday and the McGill University Redmen/Martlets on Sunday.

The Lions were in tough against the Carabins in the first match of the weekend, as the men’s team were shutout 6-0 and the women’s team were defeated 4-2. Picking up victories for the Lions were Heather Hills, who battled through an injury to win a close match 8-7, and Randa Hassan, who won convincingly by a score of 8-2. More details.

Lions fall on road to Gee-Gee’s

The York Lions football team travelled to the nation’s capital on Saturday and dropped a hard-fought loss to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gee’s by a final score of 42-16. The Gee-Gee’s, who were an honourable mention in this week’s national rankings, improve their record to 3-1 on the season, while the Lions fall to 1-4 with the loss.

The Gee-Gee’s jumped out to an early lead on their first drive of the game. A breakdown in coverage in the York secondary led to Gee-Gee’s quarterback Sawyer Buettner finding receiver Kalem Beaver in the open field for a 52-yard touchdown pass for the opening score of the game. More details.

Lions drop opening game of Mark Cross HumboldtStrong Remembrance Tour 

The York Lions men’s hockey team dropped their first game of the Mark Cross HumboldtStrong Remembrance Tour in a close 3-2 score to the University of Regina Cougars.

The Lions arrived in Saskatchewan on Wednesday night and spent Thursday morning visiting William Derby School in Strasbourg, Sask., where Cross went to elementary school. The Lions played a three-game exhibition series in Saskatchewan, with Thursday’s match being the first. York travelled to Humboldt to play the University of Calgary Dinos on Friday before wrapping up the tour in Saskatoon with a clash against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Sunday. More details.

The Lions and the Dinos played an emotional game in Humboldt, Sask., in front of the Humboldt Broncos’ fans at the Elgar Peterson Arena, the home rink of the Broncos. The Lions opened the scoring at 3:49 in the first period on a goal by forward Scott Feser, with Daniel Nikandrov picking up the assist. More details.