Sports in brief: Oct. 21, 2009

Rich qualifies for nationals

Laurier swimmer Whitney Rich came away with one gold medal, two silvers and one bronze in her first competition of the year in Guelph over the weekend.

This performance qualifies Rich to compete in February’s national championship.

Women’s hockey team 2-0

The Golden Hawks’ women’s hockey team opened their season with a pair of wins on the weekend. On Saturday, the Hawks cruised to an 8-0 victory over Western and on Sunday they beat Windsor 3-1.

The Hawks continue their season this weekend with road games against Brock and Guelph.

Men’s hockey team wins in Brantford

The Golden Hawks’ men’s hockey team defeated Windsor 4-2 on Saturday at the Brantford Civic Centre.

The game was the marquee event of the first homecoming celebration at Laurier’s Brantford campus. The celebration also marked the 10 year anniversary of the campus.

Earlier in the week, the Hawks lost 5-4 in overtime to Waterloo, putting their record at 3-0-1.