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The women’s volleyball team is still tied for first place in the Western Division with Guelph and Laurier at 22 points each. The Mustangs beat Ottawa 3-0 on Saturday with scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-15, though Queens proved to be tough competition for Western on Sunday. The Golden Gaels took the Mustangs in four games, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23 and 25-17.

The men also played well this past weekend but were unable to beat the Gaels’ strength on the court, ending up losing to Queen’s 3-0; scores were 25-20, 25-20 and 25-23.

On Friday night, the women’s hockey team recorded a victory over the York Lions 2-0; Jillian Cochran and Rachel Park both netted markers for the Mustangs. Unfortunately, the winning streak didn’t last Saturday night, and Western fell to an undefeated Toronto Varsity Blues squad by a score of 5-0. Western’s record now stands at 5-9-1-1.

Selected members of the Western track and field team competed at the Cargill Games in Winnipeg, which is the most competitive university meet in Western Canada. Bob Westman ran the 600 m and shaved three seconds off his personal best time, placing fifth overall. He faced the Canadian world record holder in the 800 m and Ryan MacKenzie of Windsor, who was the 2002-03 CIS Athlete of the Year.

Alanna Bourdreau won the high jump at 1.68 m, while teammate Kristin Hodge finished second in the 60 m hurdles with a strong time of 8.96 seconds. The remainder of the Western team competed in Findlay, Ohio.

Western hosted a curling tournament this past weekend at the Hyland Country Club in London. Following the tourney, the Ontario University Athletics fourth-ranked women’s rink qualified for the OUA Championships later this month. Unfortunately, a sixth-place finish on the men’s side did not qualify them

—Alison Stolz



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