Weekend wrap: Argo Cup stays at York after football Lions dominate Blues in 50th Red & Blue Bowl

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The York University Lions football team won its third straight Argo Cup with a thrilling 34-14 victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the 50th Red & Blue Bowl under the lights at Alumni Field on Friday night, Oct. 11.

The best Ontario University Athletics (OUA) passer, the Blues’ Clay Sequeira, was bothered all night long by a Lions defence who was relentless for four quarters. He completed only 16 of his 38 passing attempts and finished with only 151 passing yards, by far his lowest total of the season. He was sacked four times and threw two interceptions, both to Jacob Janke and one of which was returned for a touchdown. More details on the Lions website.

Women’s tennis Lions claim bronze, men finish fourth at OUA championships

The host York University Lions women’s tennis team won their second straight bronze medal, while the men came up just short in their bid for a second straight bronze at the OUA championships at the Mayfair Club – Toronto East on Sunday, Oct. 13.

With a 6-1 win over the Brock University Badgers, the women won their eighth consecutive medal, while the men finished fourth following a 5-2 loss to the University of Waterloo Warriors. More details.

Women’s rugby Lions defeat Blues in OUA consolation semifinal match

The York University Lions women’s rugby team nearly gave up a big lead but held on down the stretch to defeat the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 32-21 in their OUA consolation semifinal match at Alumni Field on Saturday night (Oct. 12).

Natasha Naismith dominated play throughout the game, accounting for 17 of the Lions’ 32 points. She had two tries, two conversions and a penalty goal in the win. More details.

Men’s soccer Lions score 10 in win over Algoma

On Sunday, Oct. 13, the York University Lions men’s soccer team had a tremendous 10-0 win over the Algoma University Thunderbirds in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., at Superior Heights Field.

The No. 4 nationally ranked Lions came out to a strong start and forward Christopher Jacovou scored their first goal in the first minute of the game. More details.

On Friday afternoon (Oct. 11), the team faced off against the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, keeping their undefeated streak alive with a 3-0 win at Alumni Field.

The first half got off to an electrifying start with a goal in the second minute of the game from Lions forward Merci Yuma, with the assist from defenceman Reggie Laryea. More details.

Cross country Lions compete at McMaster for final meet before OUA championships

The York University Lions cross country team sent a trio of athletes to compete at the McMaster University Bayfront Open in Hamilton, Ont., on Friday afternoon (Oct. 11).

Crossing the finish line first on the women’s side was Anna Prouzou, dropping her time from a weekend ago by 36 seconds, clocking in at 33:02. More details.

Fifth win in a row propels women’s soccer Lions to second in OUA West Division

On Sunday (Oct. 13), the York University Lions women’s soccer team defeated the Algoma University Thunderbirds by a score of 3-0 in Sault Ste. Marie.

Lions midfielder Vanessa Salvaggio scored early in the first five minutes of the game. More details.

Two days earlier, the team faced off against the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks, winning 2-0. The Lions were coming off of a three-game win streak and, as they are nearing the end of the regular season, they wanted to finish strong.

Midfielder Kalifornia Mitchell had a fantastic shot on net in the 38th minute of the game, followed by an amazing save in the 40th minute by Lions goalkeeper Danitza Indacochea. More details.

Men’s hockey Lions defeat Badgers for first win of season

The York University Lions men’s hockey team continued their season on the road on Friday night (Oct. 11), defeating the Brock University Badgers 3-2 in St. Catharines, Ont.

The Badgers got on the board early when defenceman Connor Walters put his side up by one within the first four minutes of the opening period.

Lions forward Morgan Messenger would be quick to respond, pouncing on a rebounded shot from Jeremy Lucchini, knotting the game at one a piece heading into the first intermission. More details.

On Saturday, the team dropped a 3-1 decision to the University of Guelph Gryphons in its third straight road game to start the season.

The Gryphons dominated play for most of the first two periods, outshooting the Lions 26-13, but York rookie goaltender Cole Ceci was up to the challenge, making 25 saves in that stretch. More details.