Sports in brief: September 19, 2012
Women’s soccer still unbeaten
Second-year forward Emily Brown had five goals in two games over the weekend as the Laurier women’s soccer team improved to 5-0-1 with road wins over Windsor and Western. Brown’s performances moved her into the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) lead in goals with nine, and earned her OUA athlete of the week honours. Leading the OUA West by four points, the Hawks will be on the road versus UOIT on Saturday before returning home to play McMaster on Sunday.
Two draws for men’s soccer
Laurier’s men’s soccer took two points from their weekend matches, after a 2-2 tie with Western and a scoreless draw with Windsor. Robert Kardaras and Brett Harrington scored for Laurier in Saturday’s match up with Western. The Hawks sit in third in the OUA West, four points back of the second-place McMaster Marauders, who they will play on Alumni Field this Sunday after a road game on Saturday against the UOIT Ridgebacks.
Women’s lacrosse opens 2-0
Saturday afternoon saw the WLU women’s lacrosse team kick off their season with a pair of wins; a morning triumph over the Queen’s Gaels 13-6, followed by an afternoon victory of 9-7 over the Guelph Gryphons. Both games were played at Western. Queen’s University will host this weekend’s OUA lacrosse action, where the Hawks will play two games against McMaster and one against McGill. Laurier’s only home action of the season will come on Oct. 13 and 14.
Baseball team evens record
Three wins and one loss over the weekend pulled the Laurier men’s baseball team back to the .500 mark, evening their record at 4-4. The Hawks swept a double header at home versus the University of Toronto on Saturday before splitting a pair of games with McMaster on Sunday. The purple and gold will be on the road in London on Sunday before returning home to play the Waterloo Warriors on Sunday.
Hockey teams kickoff pre-season
Laurier’s hockey teams were back on the ice last week as both the men’s and women’s squads entered exhibition play. The women downed the York Lions 5-3 in Toronto on Thursday before falling to the reigning CIS-champion Calgary Dinos 7-1 on Friday. The men won their lone contest, 4-3 on the road over the Ryerson Rams. The women’s team kicks off its regular season Oct. 6 on the road versus Western, while the men open Oct. 11 at the University of Waterloo.
– Compiled by Justin Fauteux