Weekend wrap: Field hockey Lions roll past Gryphons and Martlets to go 3-0

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The York University Lions field hockey team secured back-to-back wins against the University of Guelph and McGill University on Sunday afternoon, winning 3-0 and 10-0, respectively, at Queen’s University.

The two wins give the Lions a second place standing in the league, trailing only the University of Toronto by three points.

York’s first game against Guelph was a must-win matchup, as the Gryphons were aiming for a top-two spot in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Fortunately for the Lions, they were triumphant over their opponents. More details on the York Lions website.

No. 4 nationally ranked men’s soccer Lions drop Mustangs 4-0 at home

The No. 4 nationally ranked York University Lions men’s soccer team defeated Western University 4-0 on Friday night at Alumni Field.

The Lions’ leading scorer, Lucas Puntillo, got his team rolling early as he volleyed a shot off a headed pass from striker Christopher Jacovou, smashing it past the Mustangs’ fifth-year keeper, Kody Thomson. His goal would put the Lions up 1-0 heading into halftime. More details.

On Sunday night, the men’s soccer team handed Brock University its first defeat of the season, winning 3-0 at Alumni Field.

It took only 16 minutes for the Lions to get on the scoreboard. Third-year forward Merci Yuma found the back of the net for the third time this season.

Four minutes later, former U SPORTS all-Canadian Cristian Cavallini got his first goal in his first start for the Lions. Cavallini placed his shot in the bottom right corner of the net in the 20th minute, putting the Lions up 2-0. More details.

Rugby Lions keep win streak alive with third win in a row

The York University Lions women’s rugby team defeated the University of Waterloo 39-5 at CIF Field in Waterloo, Ont., on Sunday afternoon.

Tries for the Lions came from prop Bernice Ediagbonya and rookies Esther Sivalingam and Erin Preston, while Faith Williams and veteran Michela Stratton accounted for two tries each. Full-back Chanelle Lindegaard scored the two-point conversion. More details.

Women’s soccer Lions hold No. 8 nationally ranked Mustangs to draw at home

The York University Lions women’s soccer team held the No. 8 nationally ranked Western University scoreless to a 0-0 tie on Friday night at Alumni Field.

The best opportunity in the game came in the 74th minute when rookie left back Jocelyn Gagliardi’s cross found fourth-year forward Kiyani Johnson onside and one-on-one with Mustang keeper Angelica Galluzzo.

Johnson faked her shot right and dribbled left, but Galluzzo was able to sprawl out to deflect the ball away for the crucial save. More details.

Two days later, the women’s soccer team played Brock University to a 0-0 tie on Sunday night at Alumni Field.

Contrary to the final score, the Lions stuffed the stat sheet in multiple columns. Controlling the play from start to finish, York dominated from corner kicks 8-1. During play, York outshot Brock 15-5, with eight shots on net. More details.

Defence stands tall, but No. 5 nationally ranked Marauders come back for win over football Lions 

It was a defensive battle all afternoon on Saturday at Alumni Field as the York University Lions football team was defeated by a score of 27-9 by the No. 5 nationally ranked McMaster University.

The Lions led the Marauders 13-9 heading into the final quarter, but the frame started with the visitors on the goal line and running back Jordan Lyons punched it in from there to take a lead they would not relinquish. More details.