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This week was filled with ups and downs including the football season coming to an end, and Women’s Lacrosse clinching the OUA championship.

The Women’s Lacrosse Team took on the Toronto Varsity Blues in the OUA Semi-Final at University Stadium. Erica Howard was instrumental in the 11-7 victory over the Blues with four goals and three assists. The Gold Medal game was hard-fought and physical as the Hawks trailed by a goal at the half against the Brock Badgers. The Hawks came out strong in the second half, and took advantage of their few scoring opportunities and played disciplined defense and came out on top 6-4 winning the championship. Erica Howard led the scoring yet again with four goals and an assist. The Women’s Lacrosse Team is the only team in Laurier history to finish with a perfect season. The team also boasts two OUA All-Stars (Petrice Cavar, and Lisa Fotopoulo) and four OUA Award winners. Congratulations to Head Coach LYNN ORTH and the Women’s Lacrosse Team.

The Men’s Football team headed into the Ontario Provincial Championship – the Yates Cup ready for the McMaster Marauders opposition. Although many predicted an early McMaster blowout, the game remained close through the first half with a 24-10 Marauder lead. However, six turnovers and a lack of rhythm on offense decided the game for the Marauders as the final score was 41-17. Ian Logan, last weeks Laurier and OUA Athlete of the Week is again the Golden Hawk Male Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week. Logan picked up 11 tackles and 3 assists as well as a fumble recovery in keeping the game close. Congratulations are in order for OUA Football Coach of the Year Gary Jeffries and his staff and team. The team improved vastly on last year’s 1-7 mark and boasts 10 OUA All-Stars.

The Women’s Basketball team remains undefeated on the season with two wins this weekend over the Laurentian Voyageurs (72-68) and the York Lions (69-51). Meaghan McGrath was outstanding from 3-point range and contributed 20 points in the win over Laurentian. Versus the Lions, McGrath led the scoring again with 16 points, while Robin Roszell and Dee Channer both had double/doubles.

Men’s Basketball opened the regular season with a home-stand versus the Laurentian and York. The Hawks did not shoot well from the field and fell to the Voyageurs 73-65. Although the Hawks came up short the previous night, they came out strong the next night versus the York defeating the Lions 76-71 in overtime with great performances from Rob Innes, Omar Miles, and Wade Currie.

The Women’s Hockey Team split the week with 3-2 loss to the Guelph Gryphons and 2-1 win over cross-town rivals, the Waterloo Warriors. The Women’s Volleyball Team beat the Ottawa Gee-Gees in straight sets and a re 3-2 on the season. The Men’s Volleyball Team lost in straight sets to McMaster.

The Women’s Hockey Team takes on the Chinese Olympic Team Tuesday November 11th at the Waterloo Rec. Complex, and will go to Windsor to face the Lancers this Saturday. Men’s Hockey hosts the Waterloo Warriors on Thursday at the Rec Complex. The Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams travel to Toronto to take on the Toronto Varsity Blues and the Ryerson Rams, Friday and Saturday Respectively. The Men’s Volleyball Team plays the Queen’s Golden Gaels Friday, and both the Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Team take on the Waterloo Warriors at Waterloo.

Stay up to date on Golden Hawk news by logging on to laurierathletics.com. Tune into 570 News every Saturday morning as we present ‘Laurier Hawk Talk’ a 60-minute glimpse into the world of Golden Hawk athletics.
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