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.
TRACK AND FIELD
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,
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