Weekend wrap: Five straight wins for Lions with victory over Golden Hawks

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The York University Lions women’s basketball team beat the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks 82-60 at the Tait McKenzie Centre on Saturday, Nov. 17 for their fifth win in a row.

The Lions took the first quarter of the game finishing with a 22-17. Hailey Bowie, York’s point guard, was able to score several successful three-point shots for the Lions, which contributed to the Lions early lead in the first quarter.

In the second quarter of the game, the Golden Hawks were able to make a slight comeback. They scored 14 points in the quarter, which temporarily gave them a lead over the Lions who scored 10 points in the second quarter. More details on the York Lions website.

A day earlier, Lions dominated the University of Waterloo Warriors in all four quarters and picked up a 68-45 victory on Friday evening at Tait Mackenzie Centre.

The Lions started off the first quarter strong and picked up a big 20-6 lead against the Warriors. The home team built on the momentum of Emma Jonas’ three-pointer that gave the Lions their first three points and continued to add 17 more points before the buzzer. More details.

Lions win fourth straight in victory over Golden Hawks

The York University men’s hockey team won their fourth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks on Saturday evening at Canlan Ice Sports.

The Lions had multiple goal-scoring chances in the first period with shots by Reid Jackman and Ben Verrall to test the Laurier goaltender. It wasn’t until the Lions went on the only power play of the period that they were able to capitalize and take a 1-0 lead on the Golden Hawks. At 8:41, in front of a crowded net, Bradley Forrest found Scott Feser who shot the puck perfectly into the bottom right corner. The Golden Hawks had a couple chances, however, Alex Fotinos who started in net for the Lions, remained solid. More details.

On Friday night, the Lions men’s hockey team beat the University of Windsor Lancers at Canlan Ice Sports by a final score of 4-1.

The Lions got off to a fast-scoring start as Lions’ defenseman Jack Goranson scored the first goal of the game just over two minutes after the puck drop with an assist by Josh Harris and Alex Mowbray. The Lions and the Lancers battled it out during the remainder of the period, with both teams having their chances to score with 11 shots on goal by the Lancers and 10 shots on goal by the Lions in the period before the Lions were able to sneak a goal in before the end of the period. More details.

Lions open season strong in Guelph

Members of the York University Lions track and field team got their season underway this past weekend, coming away with ten top-10 performances, as they made the trip down to the University of Guelph to compete at the Zolten Tenke meet.

Third-year captain Quinn Charles led the way for the men on the track, as he not only sprinted to a second-place finish in the 60m, but eclipsed his lifetime best of 7.04, running a solid 7.01 seconds to kick the season off. Also placing top 10 in the men’s 60m was third-year sprinter Brandon Shokour with a ninth-place finish, in a time of 7.24 seconds. More details.

Lions pick up 3-0 win over Paladins

The York University men’s volleyball team defeated the Royal Military College (RMC) Paladins 3-0 to earn their second win this season on Sunday afternoon at SAM gymnasium in Kingston, Ont.

After a tough 3-1 loss yesterday afternoon against the Queen’s University Gaels, the Lions, who sit in the middle of the pack in the OUA East division, took on the Paladins who are in last place with a 0-8 record on the season. The Lions topped the RMC Paladins through three sets to win the match. More details.

On Saturday afternoon, the Lions team were defeated 3-1 by the Gaels despite tying the game 1-1 in the second set on Saturday afternoon at Athletics and Recreation Centre in Kingston, Ont.

The Lions who sit in fifth place in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East Division, played the Gaels who are leading the pack in first place and despite the loss, put up a good game taking the Gaels to four sets. The Gaels earned an early 1-0 lead on the Lions after taking the first set winning by a score of 25-20. More details.

Lions bounce back from first loss of season with victory over Paladins

The York University women’s volleyball team defeated the Royal Military College Paladins 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at SAM Gymnasium in Kingston, Ont. The Lions bounced back from a loss in yesterday afternoon’s match against the Queen’s Gaels to earn their fifth win this season. The Lions are now tied in first place in the OUA East division with the Ryerson Rams with a 5-1 record on the season.

Despite the Paladins not winning a game yet this season, they managed to bring the Lions to four sets after topping York in the second set. The Lions won the first set by a score of 25-18 with 16 kills and 46 total attacks. Although the Lions almost doubled the Paladins in kills with 21 compared to 12, the Paladins tied the game after winning the second set in a close match by a score of 25-23. More details.

A day prior on Saturday, the Lions lost their first game of the season 3-1 against the Queen’s University Gaels on Saturday afternoon at Athletics and Recreation Centre in Kingston, Ont.

The Gaels, who are now 3-4 on the season, managed to break the Lions’ four-game win streak in front of their home crowd. Although the Lions were able to take an early lead and win the first set, it was the Gaels who came on top winning the last three sets to take the game. More details.

Lions capture four bronze medals at York Open

The York University Lions wrestling teams took advantage of home mat, coming away with four bronze medals as they hosted their annual York Open meet on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Finding the podium and claiming bronze medals for the men were Paul Nguyen in the 54kg category, and Josh Malu in the 57 kg. category. Coming off a podium finish just last weekend, Nguyen was able to continue his medal-winning form, defeating the University of Western’s Reeve Boule with a decisive 10-0 win in the bronze medal match-up. Malu also proved formidable, as he made quick work of University of Alberta’s Valdes 10-0, setting him up to win a nail-bitter of a match against Brody Collison of Algoma University, 9-7 for the bronze medal. More details.

Lions outshoot Mustangs 37-32 but fall 1-0 on the road

York University Lions women’s hockey team lost 1-0 to the University of Western Mustangs after a very close game, which saw the winner from the Mustangs in the third period of the Friday night game.

The first period of the game ended 0-0 for both teams as Western had 19 shots on goal, all of which were saved by York goaltender Lauren Dubie. York was able to fire 11 shots at Western, which were all saved by the Mustangs goalie Carmen Lasis.

The second period of the game also saw several scoring opportunities from both teams, however, neither was able to find the back of their opponent’s net. York took the lead in shots on goal in the second period with 14 for the Lions and five for the Mustangs. More details.

On Sunday afternoon the Lions lost 6-3 against the Brock University Badgers at Canlan Ice Sports.

The first period of the game ended 0-0 for the Lions and the Badgers. Both teams had several scoring opportunities, however, strong defense from both sides prevented any attempt at securing a goal. In the second period of the game, the Badgers were able to capitalize on their opportunities and scored a trio of goals on the home team within the first five minutes of the period. More details.

Big fourth quarter by Golden Hawks lead to the Lions loss at home on Saturday night

The York University Lions men’s basketball team lost against Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks by just four points at the Tait McKenzie Centre on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The Lions scored the first two points of the game as York’s Prince Kamunga secured a two-point shot for the home team, which was followed by a three-point shot from Chevon Brown. Brown and Kamunga contributed points for the Lions one after the other, giving the Lions an early 9-3 lead over the Golden Hawks.

After the first quarter the Lions were ahead 22-13 with nine of their points coming from Kamunga. In the second quarter of the game, the Golden Hawks were the top scorers with 23 points to the Lions’ 18. More details.

On Friday night, the Lions fought hard in a close game on against the University of Waterloo Warriors, but were ultimately defeated 96-91 at Tait Mackenzie Centre.

Brendon Chevannes opened up the first quarter adding the first two points for the Lions. Early on, Gene Spagnuolo sunk a three-pointer to increase the Lions’ lead 11-4. With two minutes remaining in the quarter, the Warriors fought back and tied the game 17-17 which eventually allowed them to lead 23-22 by the end of the quarter. More details.