Weekend wrap: Women’s basketball Lions extend win streak to five with dominant win over Voyageurs

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The York University Lions women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to five games on Saturday evening with a lopsided 75-48 victory over the Laurentian University Voyageurs at the Tait McKenzie Centre.

The Lions came out strong in the first half and dominated the Voyageurs. Lauren Golding led the team with 10 points, followed by Megan MacLeod with eight to close the half with 31-22 lead.

The second half kicked off with a great steal from Megan Stewart, which ended in a three-pointer from Emma Jonas. More details on the York Lions website.

One day earlier, and in front of hundreds of school children, the Lions picked up an 84-70 win over the Nipissing University Lakers. Third-year forward Lauren Golding recorded her fifth consecutive double-double, this time with a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds. More details.

Men’s hockey Lions snap skid with OT win over Badgers

Nik Coric’s goal just 90 seconds into overtime snapped the York University Lions men’s hockey team’s losing streak and gave them a 5-4 victory over the Brock University Badgers at the Seymour-Hannah Centre on Thursday night.

The home team outshot the visitors 19-10 in the first period but it was the Lions who emerged with a 2-0 lead thanks to a pair of goals 19 seconds apart. Tyler Higgins opened the scoring at 13:37 and Xavier Pouliot potted the second at 13:56, the only two goals of the frame. More details.

The Lions also earned a point against the University of Guelph Gryphons in their home game on Friday night, falling by a score of 4-3 also in overtime.

The first period started active with both teams going full tilt to the net and creating a lot of good chances. It was the Gryphons who got on the scoreboard first with a wrister from Mikkel Aagaard. Later in the period, the Lions gained a power play and were looking to use the extra man to their advantage but could not capitalize. More details.

Women’s hockey Lions post sixth shutout of the season in victory over Badgers

Lauren Dubie recorded her fourth shutout of the season and the No. 8 nationally ranked York University Lions women’s hockey team earned its sixth overall in a 3-0 victory over the visiting Brock University Badgers at Canlan Ice Sports on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as Caroline Eagles potted the first goal of the game just 2:16 in for an early 1-0 advantage. More details.

Earlier in the week, the Lions were defeated by a score of 3-1 by the University of Guelph Gryphons on the road. Though the first period saw a total of nine shots from the Gryphons and five from the Lions, the period remained scoreless for both teams.

It was in the second period of the game when Guelph’s Miranda Lantz scored the first goal of the contest within the first five minutes of the period, in what would be the only goal of the frame. The second period ended 1-0 for the home team. More details.

Wrestling Lions win team provincial title at Ontario junior championships

The York University Lions wrestling team was crowned Ontario provincial champions this past weekend after three members of the women’s team won medals at the junior championships in London, Ont.

Mary Adarkwa, Bailey Agard and Brea Rodgers finished with a combined 29 points to finish at the top of the field of 24 teams.

Adarkwa won the gold medal in the 72kg weight class in impressive fashion, outscoring her opponents 32-0. The result was never really in doubt as she won her first match 12-0, her semifinal match-up 10-0 and then cruised to another 10-0 score in the championship bout. More details.

Men’s basketball Lions hang close but end up on wrong end of result against Voyageurs

The York University Lions men’s basketball team put up a fight at the end but were ultimately defeated by a score of 84-76 by the Laurentian University Voyageurs at the Tait McKenzie Centre on Saturday night.

In the first quarter the Voyageurs gained an early lead, but the Lions were beginning to close in. A three-pointer from Prince Kamunga helped the Lions close the gap, but the Voyageurs had the upper hand in the first as they outscored the Lions 17-11. More details.

On Friday, the Lions fell to the Nipissing Lakers by a score of 82-67. The two squads were deadlocked at 19 apiece after the opening quarter, but the Lakers wasted little time taking the lead in the second and, by the end of the frame, were up by eight at 43-35. More details.

Track and field Lions finish second, seventh in team standings at McGill Team Challenge

The York University Lions track and field team had an incredible weekend at the McGill Team Challenge in Montreal, as the women’s team finished on the podium in second place after amassing 112 points and the men were seventh with 47 points.

The women were strong all around, garnering 10 personal bests and 15 season’s bests.

The 4x400m women’s team, consisting of Nicolette Witherspoon, Simone Da Silva, Marvelous Agbonwaneten and Zakiya Tavernier, went from not being on the U SPORTS rankings to running the third fastest time in the nation with a season’s best of 3:51.14, which also placed them on top of the podium with the gold medal at the meet. More details.