Basketball teams split a pair at Lakehead U.

OUA Roundup

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Mustangs women's volleyball: diving for the ball

Jonas Hrebeniuk

TO SAY OUR CUTLINE WRITING SKILLS NEED WORK WOULD NOT BE A 'REACH' BY ANY MEANS. Western's women's volleyball team lost a pair of matches this past weekend in Guelph and McMaster. See the Roundup for more details.

Western’s campus was quiet this weekend, as many Mustangs teams competed on the road.

The men’s and women’s curling teams competed against East Sectional teams in crossovers this weekend, and both earned a spot in the 2008 Ontario University Athletics championships in Windsor later in the month.

Western’s Jennifer Scott, along with Erin Morrissey, Jackie Masongsong, Fiona Muirhead and Laura Guetta had a perfect record of 4-0 against Trent, Laurier, Toronto and Queen’s universities.

The squad’s weekend success led to a 7-0 overall regular season record heading into the OUA title.

The men faired well against Toronto, Trent and Queen’s, but fell short against the Laurier Golden Hawks in their last game. The team’s finish leaves it in second place in the OUA with a season record of 6-1.

The men’s and women’s wrestling teams found success at the Western Open. Both teams finished in second place and collected a number of medals.

The women’s team found tough competition in its American opponents, finishing eight points behind Cumberland University. Mustangs Jenn Nguyen, Lesley McCallum, Katrina Huszarik and Jill McCallum earned silver medals in their respective weight classes.

The men’s team finished in second place trailing McMaster University by seven points. The men earned a total of five medals, including two silver medals from Austin Van Horne and Robert Grant.

On the volleyball court, the men’s team split a pair of games on the road. The Mustangs beat the Guelph Gryphons 3-1 (18-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-19) but Saturday’s victory was followed by Sunday’s defeat at the hands of McMaster 3-1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-14).

The team is currently tied with the Waterloo Warriors for fourth place in the OUA standings, with two games at hand.

Unfortunately the women’s team didn’t fare so well. After a pair of 3-1 losses to Guelph and McMaster, the women find themselves tied with Laurier for third place in the OUA West. The girls are looking for a victory against the Windsor Lancers this Friday.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams headed to Thunder Bay this weekend. Both teams split a pair of games with the Lakehead Thunderwolves.

Friday’s 70-65 defeat found the women’s team hungry for Saturday’s 70-64 victory. Boasting a 15-4 record, the team needs just one win to earn second place in the OUA West division and a first-round bye to the OUA West semi-finals.

The men’s basketball team had a similar outcome. It responded to Friday’s 80-77 loss with a strong 94-66 victory. The Mustangs’ conference record improves to 9-8, good for fourth in the OUA West.

At the Toronto Track and Field Centre, the Mustangs fared quite well. Notable performances include a first-place finish from Jason Kerr in the men’s 60m dash, followed by a second-place finish from teammate Randy McAuley, who made his seasonal debut.

On the women’s side, Lacey VanderMarel had two fourth-place finishes in long jump and triple jump events.

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