Mustangs Roundup:

Soccer, baseball successful Hoops programs in tough against the NCAA

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The conclusion of Orientation Week activities wasn’t the only excitement happening on Western’s campus this Saturday, as the Mustangs men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted the McMaster Marauders at TD Waterhouse Stadium.

The women’s team played to a 2-2 draw despite a depleted roster due to injuries.

Rookie defender Chantal Blais scored both goals for Western. The Toronto native now has four goals in three games.

On the men’s side, the defending Ontario University Athletics champions walked away with another win, defeating the Marauders 1-0. Standout defender Paul Seymour scored the game-winning goal for the Mustangs; he currently leads the team in scoring.

After winning their home opener, a doubleheader against the rival Brock Badgers, the men’s baseball team was forced to postpone their Sunday afternoon home game against McMaster. The game was cancelled because of poor field conditions at Labatt Park.

On Sept. 2, the women’s basketball team hosted the NCAA’s Toledo Rockets in an exhibition game at Alumni Hall. Western was defeated by a score of 78-55.

The men’s basketball team also faced some tough competition when they played Virginia Tech at Windsor on Sept. 1. Virginia Tech won the exhibition match 75-60. Western forwards Andy Wedemire and Brad Smith notched 15 points apiece, while guard Matt Curtis had nine assists.

Western’s cross country and track and field teams will honour their ninth Hall of Fame class on Sept. 22, after hosting alumni cross-country races and the annual Western International Cross Country races.

This year’s international meet is the biggest in its 32-year history, with six American teams and 15 Canadian Interuniversity Sport teams.

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