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History repeats itself as Hawks face Mustangs in Yates Cup final

History has managed to repeat itself as Wilfrid Laurier University’s men’s football team finished second in the OUA, earned a first-round bye and beat McMaster at home in a semi-final game to decide who would play for the Yates Cup. This game would be far different than the last meeting, however; this was cold weather, playoff football at its finest. […]

by Abdulhamid Ibrahim· · Football, Sports ·
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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· · 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· · 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· · 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· · 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· · Sports ·