25 years of squash mastery complete

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Diving into the pool

Jonas Hrebeniuk

RIDE HIM HARD AND PUT HIM AWAY WET. That's the swimming coach's motto. The swim teams were two of several Western teams in competition this past weekend. See the Roundup for all the juicy details.

It was another eventful weekend in Ontario University Athletics, as several Mustangs squads hit the road in search of provincial titles and coveted playoff spots.

The always-dominant men’s squash team won its 25th consecutive OUA banner with a 6-0 win over the McGill Redmen in the championship round.

After a difficult 4-2 semi-final win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, the Mustangs men took less than an hour to put away the Redmen.

The women’s squash team did not fare as well in its quest for a third straight OUA title, falling 4-2 to the Queen’s Golden Gaels and then losing to the Varsity Blues in the bronze-medal match. The Golden Gaels ended up defeating the McGill Martlets in the championship round.

The men’s basketball team continued to turn its season around, defeating the Waterloo Warriors 89-81 this weekend in Kitchener. With the win, the team improved to 11-8.

Guard Alex Brzozowicz paced the Mustangs with 21 points and eight rebounds, as five Mustangs finished in double-digit scoring. Waterloo’s Dan White led both teams with a game-high 22 points.

Currently, Western sits in third place in the OUA West division, just one game behind the second-place Brock Badgers and one game up on the fourth-place Guelph Gryphons. After a slow start to the season, the men have posted an 8-3 record since the December break, allowing them to climb up the standings.

The women’s basketball team was not as successful on the road this weekend, falling to the Warriors by a score of 68-62. Forward Nadine Paron paced the Mustangs with 17 points, while Melanie Belore and Rachel Harmsworth led Waterloo with game-highs of 18.

With second place in the OUA West division already secured, the Mustangs fell to 16-5 with the loss. The team finishes its season with a road match-up versus Brock on Wednesday, before hosting the OUA West semi-final match-up the following week.

The swim team made a splash during day one of its OUA championships this weekend, occupying second place in the women’s division and third place in the men’s after the opening day of competition.

Third-year Western swimmer Lenore Chesworth hit an Olympic trials standard in the women’s 400m individual medley with a time of 4:57.46.

The Blues, who are hosting the championships, were in the lead after day one of competition.

Share this article on:

Facebook | DiggDigg |

Copyright © 2008 The Gazette