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This Week in Golden Hawk Athletics ....

This Week in Golden Hawk Athletics ….

Hawks bounce back from tough weekend with 8-4 performance

After a rough previous week the Golden Hawks rebounded with a good performance with four of our teams sweeping their competition. This week's men's and women's basketball games against Western will be broadcast live on laurierathletics.com courtesy of Conestoga College. This weekend's men's basketball game against Windsor will see Wilfrid Laurier hosting the 1967/68 men's basketball team which won the national championship 40 years ago. Golden Hawk Summer Camps are now available for registration on our website by signing up for an account and ordering through our e-Commerce system to anyone of our many fun filled camps.

Here’s a look into what happened this past week in Wilfrid Laurier Athletics:

The men’s basketball team enjoyed a two and zero week defeating both Guelph (72-67) and McMaster (69-57). The win over McMaster concludes the years’ series against the team from Hamilton and nobody around the office can recall the last time the Golden Hawks won a season battle. Laurier Bookstore male athlete of the week Jesse MacDonald had a great pair of games. Coming off an in injury last weekend the point guard from Brantford, Ontario played two great games helping the Golden Hawks to two significant victories. First this week, against Guelph the Hawks won by five points where the third year business major played 36 minutes and was able to pick up 16 points including sinking 8 of 9 at the free throw line. Later in the week in another win – 12 points against McMaster, Jesse played another high minute game (39). He scored 19 points including shooting a perfect 6 of 6 from the line. The team’s record is now 8-9 on the season.

The women’s hockey team finished the second last week of their regular season with a pair of victories on the road. First in Guelph, the Hawks were up two to nothing before Guelph scored their only goal of the contest. Later in the weekend the Hawks defeated the Brock Badgers 8-1. Katherine Shirriff had a three point performance netting two goals including the game winner as well as an assist. The team’s record is now 22-2-1 on the season. Head Coach RICK OSBORNE also picked up his 100th win as a Golden Hawk, the team sits atop the OUA.

The women’s volleyball team took two victories from RMC and Queen’s. The Hawks are bouncing back from a three-zero loss in Ottawa that saw left side hitter Danielle Walker go down as a result of injury. Laurier Bookstore athlete of the week Kaitlin Sauder had a great performance in the games. Sauder, a fourth year left-side hitter from St. Jacob’s and already a significant part of the offensive attack picked up 22 kills on 43 attacks and had 3 assisted blocks while also contributing on the defensive side with 11 digs in the contest against Queen’s. Sauder also played in a set against RMC picking up an additional 3 kills. The team is now 11-7 on the season.

The Golden Hawk men’s volleyball team also swept their opponents including the number eight nationally ranked Queen’s Golden Gaels. The win came in a contest that was delayed until Sunday as a result of the winter storm that faced most of southern Ontario on Friday. Peter Wigger had a great performance for the Hawks in the contests. Against RMC in a three to nothing sweep, the veteran had 11 kills on 13 attacks and assisted in three blocks and the following evening he added 11 kills on 21 attacks and another three assisted blocks. The team is now 5-14 on the season as they set to wrap up their season.

The men’s and women’s curling team competed at the Trent Crossover this past weekend. The men’s team upped their record to 6-1 with a 3-1 weekend, defeating Windsor (8-5), Western (5-3) and Brock (5-2) and taking a loss to Waterloo (9-3). The women split their weekend four defeating Brock (9-1) and Waterloo (4-3) while losing to Windsor (7-6) and Western (7-5)

The women’s basketball team had a tough week losing to both Guelph and McMaster. In Guelph, the Hawks forced overtime but eventually lost by a single point. Renata Adamczyk led the team once again in scoring with 24 points and 14 rebounds while Laura Pacevicius also had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Later in the week against the #5 ranked McMaster, the Hawks were just unable to keep up to their opponents falling 99-65. Pacevicius led the team with 22 points. The team is now 9-10 on the season with three games to go.

The men’s hockey team took a long road trip through the winter storm, delayed flight and delayed arrival as a result of the plane having some difficulty in a ditch in Thunder Bay. Despite the action, the Lakehead administration continued with the game that evening. The Golden Hawks would lose 3-2 after sitting for most of the day. The following evening, Laurier’s Riley Moher would have a good performance netting two despite the loss. The second of Moher’s goals came as a power play late in the game but the Hawks could not close the gap in the final seconds. The team is now 15-9-0-2 on the season

Let’s take a look at the coming week of Golden Hawk Athletics:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Women's Basketball vs Western, WLU Athletic Complex 6:00 PM 
Men's Basketball vs Western, WLU Athletic Complex 8:00 PM 

Thursday, February 7, 2008
Men's Hockey vs Waterloo, Waterloo 7:30 PM 

Friday, February 8, 2008
Swimming OUA Championships @ Toronto 

Saturday, February 9, 2008
Swimming OUA Championships @ Toronto
Women's Basketball vs Windsor, WLU Athletic Complex 2:00 PM 
Women's Hockey vs Toronto, Toronto 4:00 PM 
Men's Basketball vs Windsor, WLU Athletic Complex 4:00 PM 
Men's Hockey vs Windsor, Windsor 7:05 PM 
Men's Volleyball vs Ryerson, Athletic Complex 8:00 PM 

Sunday, February 10, 2008
Women's Volleyball vs Waterloo, Athletic Complex 2:00 PM 
Women's Hockey Windsor vs Pillars Ice, RIM Park 7:30 PM

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