Sports in brief: Sept. 15, 2010

UW player tests positive for HGH

Last week, a member of the suspended University of Waterloo (UW) football team became the first North American athlete to test positive for Human Growth Hormone (HGH). On Sept. 8, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES) announced that running back Matt Socholotiuk had tested positive for HGH and received a three-year ban from Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) competition.

Socholotiuk was among the nine UW players who were caught using performance-enhancing drugs when the CCES tested the entire team in March after a former player was arrested on a trafficking charge.

Hawks shut-out in opener

The Golden Hawks women’s rugby opened their season with a 76-0 loss to the Western Mustangs on Sunday afternoon, marking the fifth straight year the team has dropped their first game of the year.

Mustangs’ rookie Arielle Dubisette-Borrice led the way in the rout, racking up four tries against an inexperienced Hawks’ squad.

Men’s Rugby falls to Queen’s

Laurier’s men’s rugby team opened their season at 0-1 on Sunday after a 54-8 defeat at the hands of the Queen’s Gaels.

The Hawks are coming off a 4-4 season in 2009, which saw them lose in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) quarter-finals.

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