Volume 95, Issue 29

Wednesday, October 24, 2001
 
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SPORTS

Mustangs undefeated

No kicks this year for soccer men

Mustang eyes fixed on the prize

Yeomen? I think not

Rugby women advance

Rugby women advance

The Western women's rugby team lived to play another day, when they advanced to the consolation playoff final with a 26-7 win over the York Yeowomen this past weekend.

Western head coach Natascha Wesch said the strong play of the Mustangs was typical of their performance all season.

"We've been playing well overall pretty much all season," Wesch said, before noting the Mustangs were eliminated from the medal round by McMaster by a mere one point loss, two weekends ago.

"We tried to incorporate new things," Wesch said of her team's victory over York. "We wanted [the team] to read the defence and overlaps and be more aware of when they create [plays] and respond to them," she said.

Wesch said the Mustang's goal at the start of the season remains the same today. "We have a young team and we knew that, from the beginning, our goal was to make the play-offs and then go as far as we could once we got there," she said.

According to Wesch – even though an OUA championship is not in the cards this year – her squad has already started looking towards one on the horizon. "We looked at this as the first game of next season."

The women, will host Laurier in the consolation final this weekend.

–Ryan Dixon




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