Volume 93, Issue 9

Tuesday, September 14, 1999


SPORTS

Mustangs trample over lancers

Western rugby tradition continues

Conspiracy in sports

20 Questions

Episode three: return of the preview

Episode three: return of the preview



By Sean Maraj
Gazette Staff

Finally, this is it – the conclusion to the sports preview. It probably will not raise the same ruckus as a Star Wars movie, but it's still just as cool. Enjoy and don't be afraid to catch one of these exciting sports in action during your spare time.



Golf


Last year: Fourth at Ontario University Athletic championships

This year's expectations: To again place in the top four.

The lowdown: Right now the team is in the middle finalizing it's roster. There still remains a solid core with three definite players returning and one more possibly coming back.



Wrestling (men)


Last year: Seventh at Canadian Inter-university Athletic Union championships, second at OUA championships.

This year's expectations: To finish in the top three at the OUA and to improve on last year's CIAU performance.

The lowdown: Wrestling coach Ray Takahashi said he is very confident his team will do well this year. They have a strong core of hard working returning wrestlers who should help the team produce some strong performances this year.



Wrestling (women)


Last year: Sixth at CIAU championships, third at OUA championships.

This year's expectations: To finish in the top three at the OUA and break into the top five at the CIAU nationals.

The lowdown: The women should put in some gritty performances which will help them make it through the OUA and get the team far at the CIAU level.



Curling (men and women)


Last year: Men – silver medal at OUA championships. Women – bronze medal at OUA championships.

This year's expectations: The same if not better.

The lowdown: These teams return this year with experience. With Craig Seville, two-time Canadian champion anchoring, the team should finish very strong. The women's team is also solid with a very strong core of four returning veterans. Both will put in a very strong performance this year.



Figure Skating (men and women)


Last year:Fifth at OUA championships.

This year's expectations: To again finish in the top five.

The lowdown: The team should have a strong performance this year. They have athletes with experience returning, which should put the them in the upper echelons of competition.




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