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Laurier rugby wins first playoff game in modern team history

It was a historic day for the Wilfrid Laurier University men’s rugby team on Saturday, Oct.28, as they recorded the first playoff win in modern team history. The Golden Hawks overcame the Western Mustangs by a final score of 36-12 and advanced to the OUA semifinals. Both teams came into the playoff contest with a regular season record of 5-3, but Laurier […]

by Pranav Desai· · 0 comments · Rugby, Sports ·
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Cross country teams qualify for nationals after top 10 finishes at OUA championships

The annual cross country OUA championships took place in Windsor on Saturday, Oct. 28. Both the men’s and women’s teams for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks exceeded expectations. The women’s team finished eighth in the eight kilometer race, led by an impressive showing from Bettina Boucher. The Whitby native finished twelfth in the individual standings by finishing the course in […]

by Pranav Desai· · 0 comments · Sports ·
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Laurier’s season comes to a tough end

Playoffs are an exciting enough time for sports fans, but to be treated to a trilogy was definitely a nice surprise for fans of Wilfrid Laurier University women’s soccer team. The trilogy began as the Golden Hawks faced the McMaster Marauders on  Oct. 25. The game started out with a great level of energy and intensity from Laurier, as the rest that their starters were given this past week looked like it had […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · 0 comments · Soccer, Sports ·
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An unfortunate end to an exciting season

  The Wilfrid Laurier University men’s varsity soccer season came to an unfortunate conclusion this Sunday.  In a match that determined whether or not they would continue into the postseason, the Hawks tied with Brock Badgers 0-0 despite creating scoring chances up until the final whistle.  The audience at University Stadium could hardly go a few minutes without a cheer or exclamation – and rightfully so. The box score was littered with four yellow cards and […]

by Garrison Oosterhof· · 0 comments · Sports ·
Hawks get valuable rest heading into the playoffs

Hawks get valuable rest heading into the playoffs

Having secured third place in the OUA West – regardless of any other outcomes after Saturday’s results – Wilfrid Laurier University’s women’s varsity soccer team took on the Brock Badgers Sunday in their final game of the season.  With their spot secured, head coach, Barry MacLean decided to rest his starters with playoffs just around the corner.  “For us it […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · 0 comments · Sports ·
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UPDATED: Golden Hawks earn bye in record breaking game

  With school and national records on the line and a first-round bye in reach, the Golden Hawks had –arguably – their best performance of the season.  The game would start out with both teams going two-and-out multiple times, playing well on defense.   The downfall for both squads? Penalties, and more penalties.  On Laurier’s third possession, there were four straight […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · 0 comments · Football, Sports ·
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Golden Hawks earn bye in record breaking game

  Coming into today’s game, the Golden Hawks knew what they had to do to secure their fate and – in dominant fashion – they made it clear what their destiny would be. The game started out with both McMaster and Laurier’s teams playing good defense – and a lot of penalties. On Laurier’s third possession of the first quarter, […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · 1 comment · Football, Sports ·
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Golden Hawks make a fast start to the season

  The Wilfrid Laurier University men’s varsity hockey team had a great start to their season this week, defeating Lakehead in both games of a doubleheader. The Hawks finished their preseason with one win and six losses. However, with three out of six exhibition games being played against non-OUA teams, the pre-season does not seem to be a strong indicator […]

by Garrison Oosterhof· · 0 comments · Hockey, Sports ·