Weekend wrap: Women’s hockey Lions take down Gaels in 4-1 win on the road

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The No. 10 nationally ranked York University Lions women’s hockey team beat the Queen’s University Gaels 4-1 on Saturday, their second win of the same score this weekend, during a game in Kingston, Ont.

The Lions opened the first period by scoring the first three of their four goals. Taylor Coward started the game off with a goal, followed soon by another from Ellen Donaldson. With just 35 seconds left on the clock, Kelsey McHolm scored the third goal for the Lions and her eighth goal of the season, bringing the score to 3-0 by the end of the first period. More details on the York Lions website.

On Friday night the Lions used a balanced scoring attack to defeat the Ontario Tech University Ridgebacks 4-1 at the Campus Ice Centre in Oshawa, Ont.

All four lines got into the scoring action as the Lions scored once early in each period and added an empty netter to cruise to victory.  More details.

Women’s volleyball Lions get first win of 2020 with four-set victory over Lakers

The York University Lions women’s volleyball team beat the Nipissing University Lakers 3-1 in a Sunday afternoon game in North Bay, Ont.

The Lakers took the first set 25-18. However, the final three sets were all the Lions. The Lions finished the second set with a 25-19 win. Kayla Clennon finished the set with a total of five kills to help the Lions even out the game. In the third set, the Lions beat the Lakers 25-23 and Chiara Da Silva was able to record nine assists in the set.  More details.

Track and field Lions capture 15 medals at annual Fred Foot Memorial meet

The York University Lions track and field team headed downtown to the University of Toronto’s Athletic Centre for the Fred Foot Memorial meet this past Friday and Saturday, while the pole vaulters were across the border for the pole vault summit in Reno, Nevada.

The Lions ended the weekend with 15 podium finishes.

Holly Taylor finished with two first-place results, throwing 13.99 metres in the shot put, a personal and also the automatic qualifying standard for the U SPORTS championships. Taylor now moves up to the second spot in national rankings, right behind teammate Kaitlin Brooks.

Taylor also took the gold in the weight throw with a distance of 15.34 metres while teammate Thyra Mbiro finished second with a personal best of 11.02 metres.  More details.

Mowbray’s hat trick not enough as Rams come back to defeat men’s hockey Lions

Alex Mowbray scored a hat trick but it wasn’t enough on Friday night as the Ryerson University Rams came back with four goals in the third period to defeat the Lions by a score of 6-5 at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Mowbray scored once in the first period and twice in the second, including a pair of goals two minutes apart right at the end of the middle frame, but the Rams tied the game with just under five minutes remaining and scored the winner with 1:48 left on the clock to steal the victory.  More details.

Lakers sweep men’s volleyball Lions in straight sets

The York University Lions men’s volleyball team lost 3-0 to the Nipissing University Lakers on Sunday afternoon during a game in North Bay, Ont.

York’s Andrew Shotbolt and the Lakers’ Curtis MacPherson tied for first in scoring between all players on the court with 11.5 points.

The Lakers took the first set 25-11. They also took the second set 25-16 and the Lions were able to battle it during the final set for a two-point 25-23 difference.  More details.