Western Mustang briefs
The Mustangs brought home a bronze medal at the
Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's rugby championship in Alberta.
Western, feeling rested due to a one hour snow removal delay, beat
St. Francis Xavier 23-0, even in minus 18 degree weather conditions.
Melissa Bruneau, who converted a pair or penalty
kicks in the 19th minute of play, gave the Mustangs an early 6-0
lead. Other point scorers included freshman Karen Chrobak, who scored
at the 50 minute mark to make the score 11-0; Bruneau, who converted
for a dominating 18-0 lead and rookie Tayna Ness, who scored a try
in the 65th minute.
The University of Alberta Pandas claimed their
fifth consecutive CIS women's rugby title on Sunday afternoon with
a hard-fought 20-3 victory over the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns
at Strathcona Rugby Park in Sherwood Park, AB.
WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY
The women's field hockey team placed fifth in
the CIS Championship on the weekend. The Mustangs were beat 7-0
by University of British Columbia in their first game on Thursday.
This bad start carried through the tournament: Western lost to Saint
Mary? 2-0 and Waterloo 2-1 to end the Mustangs season.
The UBC Thunderbirds took the CIS Championship,
beating the defending champion University of Victoria Vikes 1-0
in a penalty shoot-out. Saint Mary's took home the bronze medal
against York, winning 2-1 in a shoot-out.
Placing first in the Ontario University Athletics
finals, the men's soccer team will be making a trip on Thursday
to Montreal for the CIS Championship. In their first game on Saturday,
the Mustangs beat the McMaster Marauders 1-0.
They moved into the finals with confidence to
defeat Waterloo 3-0. Scoring on penalty kicks for Western were Wes
Vanderlinden, Jason De Thomasis, Michael Gebre-Marian and Paco Barnett.
Goaltender Robert Caballero Jr. played solid in the two games, not
giving the team's opponents any chances with his two shut-outs.
On Saturday, the women's lacrosse team met their
match and lost to the Brock Badgers in their OUA quarter-final game.
Unfortunately, the team will not be proceeding to the semi-final
level of OUA competition.