Weekend wrap: Women’s volleyball Lions stretch win streak to three with victory over Western Mustangs

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The York University Lions women’s volleyball team took their fourth win of the season after they beat the Western University Mustangs, the No. 2 team in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) West Division, in a 3-1 game on Friday night, extending their winning streak to three.

Western was the first team to get on the scoreboard during the first set. York’s Olivia Kim was able to put a stop to Western’s attempt at a second point with her first kill of the game. She then served six times in a row to help give the Lions to a 7-1 lead. More details on the Lions website. 

On Saturday, the Lions fell 3-2 to the University of Windsor Lancers on the road at the St. Dennis Centre.

The Lions came out strong, gaining the opening point with a kill from Kim. The Lions continued to lead until the Lancers gained three points from a serve ace and an error from the Lions. The swing in momentum gave the Lancers the edge to finish the first set 25-19 and continued to the second with a score of 25-21. More details.

Early lead comes undone as men’s hockey Lions fall to Waterloo Warriors 3-2

The York University Lions men’s hockey team lost 3-2 to the University of Waterloo Warriors during their action-packed Saturday night game at Canlan.

The last eight seconds of the game saw the most action. The Lions, who were down by one goal, pulled goaltender Cole Ceci and brought on an extra man to try to tie the game. With seconds remaining, the Lions were awarded a penalty shot after it was ruled that Waterloo goaltender Trevor Martin knocked the net. More details.

The night before, the Lions were defeated 2-1 by the Brock University Badgers at Canlan Ice Sports. In the opening minutes of the Friday night game, Benjamin Evanish had a great shot on net, but Badgers goalie Mario Cavaliere saved the shot.

The Lions did not let up as they continued to attack the net with another shot from defence player David D’Agostino but saved again by Cavaliere. The Badgers started to put pressure on the Lions, but the first period ended with 0-0. More details.

Fourth quarter surge falls short as women’s basketball Lions defeated by No. 3 nationally ranked Ravens

The York University Lions women’s basketball team suffered a 57-53 defeat against the No. 3 nationally ranked Carleton University Ravens away at the Raven’s Nest in Ottawa on Saturday night.

Both teams played hard at the start, but the Lions came out hot gaining the lead early in the quarter. Emma Jonas helped the Lions pull away by dropping a three-pointer, followed by a layup from Megan MacLeod and a three from Lauren Golding. The Lions offence dominated as they closed the first quarter, 12-8. More details.

On Friday night, the Lions lost 57-49 to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in the nation’s capital.

York started off leading the Gee-Gees 14-11 in the first quarter. MacLeod was able to drop six of those points. In the second quarter of the game, the Gee-Gees took the quarter by two points, finishing with 14 to York’s 12. By the end of the first half of the game, the Lions were leading by one point with the score at 25-24. More details.

Men’s volleyball Lions fall to Lancers on the road 3-1

On Saturday, the York University Lions men’s volleyball team fell on the road to the University of Windsor Lancers 3-1.

Both teams came out hard in the first set. The Lancers scored first with a kill from Dami Alalade, but the Lions followed up with points of their own with a kill from Aleksander Grzegorczyk. The score remained neck and neck until the Lions started to fall back with two more kills from Alalade and one from Pierce Johnson. The Lancers maintained the lead ending the first set 25-20. More details.

On Friday night, the Lions took a loss to the Western University Mustangs, falling 3-0 in game sets that saw no more than a seven-point difference between both teams.

The Mustangs took the first set against the Lions by a score of 25-21. The Lions doubled in kills against the Mustangs with 14 kills to the Mustangs’ seven. More details.

Late goals afflict women’s hockey Lions and they fall in overtime to Rams

A trio of late goals decided the game, as the No. 8 nationally ranked York University Lions women’s hockey team fell 3-2 in overtime against the Ryerson University Rams at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Saturday afternoon.

Three minutes into overtime, Rams forward Lauren Nicholson notched her second goal of the game on a power-play, shooting the puck from the point past two Rams forwards screening Lions goaltender Lauren Dubie, to steal the win. More details.

A pair of nationally ranked teams battled it out on Thursday, as the Lions were defeated on the road by the No. 3 ranked University of Toronto Varsity Blues 2-0 at Varsity Arena.

Penalties plagued the Lions throughout the game as both Blues goals came off of power-play opportunities. Late in the first period, Blues defender Kana Headrick found herself with open ice and fired a shot left side to put her team up one. More details.

Men’s basketball Lions fall to No. 1 Carleton Ravens and No. 3 Ottawa Gee-Gees on the road

The York University Lions men’s basketball team dropped a pair of games against nationally ranked opponents in the nation’s capital last weekend.

The team fell to the No. 3 University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 100-75 on Friday. Prince Kamunga led the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes of action. More details.

On Saturday the team lost to No. 1 Carleton University Ravens 129-44. DeAndrae Pierre led the Lions with eight points and two assists. More details.