Volume 91, Issue 29

Tuesday, October 21, 1997

Something fishy


Western Round-up

Field Hockey
Over the weekend, the women's field hockey team continued to show power and determination winning two of three games in the Toronto Lamport tournament – bringing their record to 11-3-2. Fiona Hawes once again displayed her incredible scoring touch, netting three in a 6-1 blow-out of Queen's and two in a 4-1 victory over McGill. Wendy Kenneth also added a goal in each of the first two games. In the finals, the Mustang squad was unable to knock off a powerhouse University of Toronto team falling 3-0

Undefeated and dominating are the two key words to describe Western's women's lacrosse team. Western added two more wins to its 4-0 record by knocking off McMaster this weekend 10-6 and Guelph 8-5. Elphie Galanakis was the leading scorer in the Mac game with four, while Ann Henderson added three in the defeat of the Gryphons.

The Mustangs were in Kitchener this weekend for a final tune-up before the season begins. Western finished off the weekend on a positive note with a big 8-0 romp over Queen's. The Mustangs begin regular season play Thursday at York and will host their home opener Saturday against Laurentian.

The Mustangs beat York, 32-16, finishing the year with a perfect 7-0 record earning home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Tries came from Nick Hogg with two and singles added by Ed Gardnew, Chris Foster and Todd Larmer. The playoffs begin Saturday.

The women clinched a playoff spot on the weekend with a convincing 48-0 whitewash road win over the University of Toronto Blues on Saturday. Playoffs begin this weekend.

The men's and women's teams started their season in Guelph this weekend competing in the OUA Relays. The women came in second overall while the men came in fourth.

The Mustang men's team were in Sarnia this weekend for a non-conference match-up against the Windsor Lancers. Western won the hardcourt battle 80-61 led by 23 points from Micah Bordeau and 16 each from Nat Graham and Chris Webber.

The men's team played in their final tournament on Saturday in North York, losing to York 5-2, before coming back to defeat Ottawa 5-2 to end the season. With a 3-5 record, the team will not be making an appearance in the post season – however frosh superstar Jamie Dunnett holds a strong chance of competing in the individuals after knocking off both York's and Ottawa's number one gunners.

Western's women's squad edged out McMaster this weekend to secure themselves a spot in the OUA finals at Western next weekend. Prior to beating McMaster, Western had lost to Queen's 4-3. Luckily Sarah Kives was able to defeat W. Pedzinski, of McMaster in the final match 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 to clinch third place.

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