Mustangs Roundup:

Strong finishes across the board

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Western women's soccer

Jonas Hrebeniuk/Gazette and Courtesy Craig Glover

MAKING THE COMPETITION TAKE A SEAT. A number of Mustangs teams competed this past weekend, representing Western both at home and abroad. See Roundup for more details.

This past weekend was a big one for Mustangs athletes. The tennis and soccer teams kept up their winning ways, the cross country team owned the top step on the podium, and the baseball team faced two doubleheaders.

The Mustangs cross country team traveled to Mount Royal Park in Montréal, Quebec on Saturday to compete in the 2007 McGill Open cross country meet.

Despite wet conditions, the ’Stangs brought home the gold in the women’s 4km event and had multiple individual successes.

First-time runner Leila Angrand came in first out of 112 runners with a time of 14:48.

Lynn Mockler finished second with a time of 15:43, while rookie Johanna Shenstone came fourth just four seconds behind Mockler.

Women’s soccer brought their season record to 2-2-1 with a 2-1 win Saturday afternoon against the Windsor Lancers.

Rookies Jen Begley and Tessa Zadorsky each got a goal to secure the win at Brescia Flats.

Men’s soccer got back on track this weekend against Windsor, sweeping the match 5-0.

Western men's tennis

Western forward Michel Daoust scored two goals for the squad, while Steve Meagher, Paul Arnold and Niko Mavrikos each sent one home.

Goalkeeper Haidar Al-Shaibani posted a clean sheet, making it his fourth shutout this season.

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both had successful weekends.

The men traveled to McMaster on Saturday, where they won all seven matches, while the women hosted Waterloo at the Western Tennis Centre and won six of seven matches.

Both teams are 2-0 this season and have great potential as they move toward the OUA championships in October.

Western’s men’s baseball team traveled to Laurier Saturday, where they split their doubleheader.

The team won its first game 4-1 with pitcher Sean Grimes on the mound.

Pitcher Jon Rubin took to the mound in the second game, but the team fell 5-4 in the team’s first loss of the season.

Back at Labatt Park on Sunday, the team made up for Saturday’s loss with a 4-0 blanking of Waterloo in game one of the weekend’s second doubleheader.

Game two was equally satisfying " a 2-1 victory capped off a busy and tiring weekend.

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