Weekend wrap: Women’s soccer Lions put four unanswered goals past Golden Hawks

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The York University Lions women’s soccer team beat the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks with a 4-0 win during the away game at University Stadium in Waterloo, Ont., on Friday night.

It was York’s fourth-year veteran Kiyani Johnson who scored three-quarters of the Lions’ goals.

At 13:37 into the game, after shots by Vanessa Salvaggio and Marissa Castellano that went wide, Johnson scored an unassisted goal against the Golden Hawks, not only securing the first goal for the Lions but the first goal of the game. More details on the York Lions website.

No. 3 men’s soccer Lions down Golden Hawks 9-3, extend win streak to five

The No. 3 nationally ranked York University Lions men’s soccer team won their fifth game of the season when they beat the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks 9-3 at University Stadium in Waterloo, Ont., on Friday night.

Third-year forward Soji Olatoye was the high scorer for the Lions, as he was able to secure a trio of goals during the game. At just 27 seconds into the game, Olatoye secured the first goal for the Lions. Laurier’s Glorious Okpali responded soon after, tying the game 1-1. More details.

Field hockey Lions climb back to second after 2-1 win over University of Waterloo Warriors

The York University Lions women’s field hockey team beat the University of Waterloo Warriors 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field. It was the team’s second game of the day.

The first quarter of the game started with both teams producing several shots on goal; however, none of them were able to find the back of the other’s net. The game remained scoreless until Waterloo’s Eileen Tudorica scored the first goal with seconds remaining in the first quarter of the game.

The Lions were able to get on the scoreboard shortly after the start of the second quarter when first-year player Michelle Lee passed to fellow rookie Lexi Hannah who fired a goal into Waterloo’s territory and tied the game 1-1. More details.

Earlier in the day, the Lions field hockey team snapped their four-game win streak with a 3-1 loss against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues at Alumni Field. More details.

No. 9 Gee-Gees defeat football Lions in annual homecoming game

The York University Lions football team got off to a strong start against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in the annual homecoming game. The Lions were ultimately defeated by a score of 46-12 during the game at Alumni Field on Saturday evening.

The home squad dominated the first quarter, spending most of it in Ottawa’s end and moving the ball well. At three minutes into the game, Basem Attalla got the Lions on the board with a 22-yard field goal, but his second attempt was short and the third ricocheted off the upright. The Lions led just 3-0 after the opening frame. More details.

Cross-country Lions open season at Bill Salter Invitational in London, Ont.

The York University Lions cross-country teams opened their season on Saturday morning in London, Ont., for the 34th edition of the Bill Salter Invitational hosted by Western University.

Despite it being her first season with the Lions, the spotlight wasn’t too big for Carmen Krawczynski Gonzalez. She crossed the line first for the Lions in a time of 24:49, good for 45th overall. Under a minute behind her was second-year runner Anna Prouzou in a time of 25:41, finishing 62nd, while rookie Meaghan Evon finished 70th, running 26:02 in the six-kilometre race. More details.