Sports in brief: January 23, 2013

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Women’s basketball loses close game to Brock

After winning their first home game of the year against Guelph on Jan. 12, the Hawks split their games last week, defeating the Waterloo Warriors 88-60 before coming short of an upset against the No. 7 Brock Badgers Saturday, losing 60-52.

The Hawks travel to Thunder Bay this weekend for a double header against the Lakehead Thunderwolves.

Hawks move to 4-9 on season

The men’s basketball team split their action last week, failing to produce offence against the Waterloo Warriors Wednesday and snapping their losing skid against the Brock Badgers Saturday. With a 67-60 loss and an 85-70 win, Laurier’s record changed to 4-9, holding them in sixth in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) West division. Laurier will visit the Lakehead Thunderwolves this weekend for two games.

Women’s hockey remains first in OUA

The No. 3 Hawks picked up their fifth-and sixth-straight wins over the weekend, winning road games over the Windsor Lancers 4-0 Friday and the Western Mustangs 3-2 to improve to 18-1-2 on the season. The wins, plus a Queen’s Gaels loss to Toronto, puts the Hawks up a full two points over the second-place Guelph Gryphons.

Next action for Laurier is Saturday against York before returning home for their final home game of the regular season against the UOIT Ridgebacks.

UW player pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Nathan Zettler, a former University of Waterloo football player, pleaded guilty last Thursday to drug offences and a series of break-and-enters that occurred in March 2010. He admitted in court that he took part in the break-and-enters and that he possessed and trafficked steroids. UW suspended their football team in 2010 due to a steroid scandal, where nine players tested positive. The sentencing will take place in June.

Hawks finish strong at Fred Foot Classic

Laurier’s Sohaib Ikram finished fifth and sixth in the men’s 1000m and 600m respectively over the weekend in the Fred Foot Classic. His finishes led the Hawks, with Katherine Cruickshank finishing eighth in the women’s 600m, Elliot De Lange finishing ninth in the men’s 1000m and Jacqueline Tmej finishing tenth in the women’s 1500m. Middle distance competition continues Feb.2 in the York Open, hosted by York University.
PowderPuff to start action this weekend

Laurier’s annual PowderPuff football tournament will take place this weekend, with ten teams from WLU registered to play. 20 to 30 women on each team will embrace the cold with varsity athletes as their coaches. On Feb. 9 and 10, Laurier will host the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) PowderPuff tournament, with all games being held at University Stadium.


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