Weekend wrap: Lions tennis teams win bronze medals at OUA championships

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The York Lions men’s and women’s tennis teams brought home some hardware over the weekend as both teams claimed the bronze medal at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships.

The men’s team defeated the McMaster University Marauders 7-0 in the bronze medal match, while the women’s team also defeated the Marauders to claim a spot on the podium by a score of 6-1.

In the men’s draw, York opened the tournament with an upset victory over the Waterloo Warriors in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Lions lost a match earlier in the season to the Warriors by a score of 5-2 and entered the tournament as the fifth seed. More details on the York Lions website.

York completes sweep against Algoma with 7-1 win

The York University men’s soccer team beat the Algoma University Thunderbirds 7-1 in their second game against them this weekend in Sault Saint Marie, Ont. It almost took the Lions the entire duration of the first half to score. However, once they started, they didn’t stop.

Algoma midfielder and forward Naif Hadi recorded their first goal of the game in the seventh minute. The Lions, who had eight unsuccessful scoring attempts against the Thunderbirds in the half, managed to find the back of the net within the last two minutes. More details.

The day before, the men’s soccer team topped the Thunderbirds 2-0 in a road game in Sault Saint Marie, Ont. York dominated throughout the entire game, with 21 shots to Algoma’s three. In the first half of the game, York shot eight times against the Thunderbirds who got in three shots.

Omar Marzouk, a second-year forward, was the sole scorer of the entire game and also had the most chances with seven shots and two goals. More details.

Lions fire 30 shots at Algoma net, pick up 4-1 victory

The York University women’s soccer team dominated Algoma University in their second game against the Thunderbirds on the weekend. The game finished with a score of 4-1 and gave the Lions their seventh win of the regular season.

Much like their previous game against Algoma, the Lions took control of most of the offensive plays of the game and fired a total of 30 shots at the Thunderbirds’ net throughout the entire game, in comparison to the Thunderbirds’ two shots, one of which resulted in a goal for Algoma at the 90th minute of the game. More details.

A day prior, the women’s soccer team beat the Thunderbirds 1-0, securing the win in the first of two games this weekend against Algoma. The Lions offence controlled most of the game. In the first half of the game, the Lions shot nine times against Algoma and the Thunderbirds were not able to shoot once against the Lions.

In the second half of the game, first-year forward Kalifornia Mitchell scored the only goal of the game at the 68th minute. More details.

York takes down rival Varsity Blues

Jaslan Stirling scored her third hat trick of the season to lead the York University Lions women’s field hockey team to a big 4-2 road victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues at Back Campus Fields on Wednesday evening.

The second-year forward made it look easy, netting three goals against the top team in the OUA division. Stirling continues to dominate the league, leading the OUA with 16 goals and 32 points on the season. With the win, the Lions moved ahead of the Varsity Blues by one point for first place in the OUA standings. More details.

Lions win season opener 2-1 against Varsity Blues

The York University men’s hockey team beat the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 2-1 in their first game of the regular season on Wednesday at Canlan Ice Sports.

The game was action-packed as soon as the puck dropped in the inaugural game of the 2018 season. York’s goalie Mark Shields was remarkable throughout the game, saving 38 out of 39 of U of T’s shots.

The first period of the game saw zero goals from either the Lions or the Blues. U of T controlled the action in the first period, shooting 15 times against York’s net throughout the first 20 minutes. However, Shields was able to stop all of U of T’s shots. More details.

Lions fall to Badgers in quarterfinal match

The York University women’s rugby team hosted the Brock University Badgers on Friday evening at Alumni Field in an OUA quarterfinal playoff match and came away with a tough 20-13 loss.

The Badgers were able to get on the scoreboard first, with a try scored by Jenna Rainville. Naimh Haughey and Aleah Boersma each scored a try for the Badgers in the 19th and 23rd minutes, followed by Meagan Hart with the conversion to jump out to a 17-0 lead. The Lions pressured the Badgers, allowing Lauryn Legerton to score a try in the 31st minute. More details.