Western won twice in Ontario University Athletics regular season
play in Toronto this past weekend. Rebecca McColl led the charge,
netting 23 points in Friday night’s contest against Ryerson
and 25 the next evening against the Toronto Varsity Blues. After
the two victories, the Mustangs find themselves atop the OUA West
Division standings at 9-3.
The Western men have rebounded nicely after a sluggish start, winning
four of their last five contests to push them to a record of
4-8. Fourth-year veteran guard Adam Peaker was largely responsible
for the tandem of victories; he poured in 25 points on Friday
against Ryerson in an 80-70 overtime victory, only to better
himself the next night by hitting 15 shots for 31 points while
pacing the Mustangs to a 86-72 win over the Varsity Blues.
After splitting a pair of home games last weekend, the 8-3 women
remain in second place in the OUA West Division. On Saturday,
Western fell to the East Division-leading University of Toronto
3-1 (27-25, 25-13, 17-25 and 25-22). The women managed to rally
late on Sunday, though, and defeated the Ryerson Rams in five
sets (25-20, 24-26, 21-25, 25-16 and 15-8).
Western fell to 5-7 for the 2003/04 campaign after losing a pair
of games to the No. 8 and 9 ranked teams. On Saturday, the Mustangs
were swept by the No. 8 Varsity Blues 3-0 (25-18, 25-20 and 25-23),
before they fell in four to the No. 9 Rams on Sunday (23-25,
25-19, 25-18 and 25-22). As a result of the weekend’s losses,
Western is now tied with Ryerson and McMaster at 10 points each
for the final playoff spot.