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MFOOT takes the battle over Waterloo Warriors
Laurier: 71 Waterloo: 24

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WATERLOO, Ont. (Septemeber 23, 2017)-  After a week-long build-up of anticipation for this year’s edition of the Battle of Waterloo, it was the No.5 Laurier Golden Hawks coming away with a convincing 71-24 victory over No. 9 Waterloo Warriors at Warrior Field on Saturday afternoon.

With the Golden Hawks only up by four points with just under seven minutes remaining in the first half, the game was developing into the close contest that many of the black and gold clad fans of the resurgent Warriors were hoping it would be. 

That would all change in a span of 27 seconds though. 

After an Osayi Iginuan three-yard touchdown run to cap a 76-yard drive, Kurleigh Gittens Jr. returned a punt into the end zone before heading into the locker room for the halftime break to give Laurier a 33-15 lead.

The Golden Hawks offence would remain relentless in the ensuing two quarters of play, recording 24 in the third and 14 in the fourth. 

Levondre Gordon started the scoring in the second half almost as quickly as the first, with his goal line plunge just 4:27 into the third frame getting things rolling. 

Iginuan would add his second rushing touchdown of the game after breaking free for a 66-yard run just two minutes later.

Brentyn Hall, who recorded a season-high 144 yards on just three receptions, had most of it come on an 89 yard catch and run after hauling-in a pass from quarterback Michael Knevel.

Knevel would also find Kurleigh Gittens Jr. in the end zone from five yards out for his third TD pass of the game before giving way to his back-up Tristan Arndt.

The second-year Kinesiology/Physical Education student from London would record his first career OUA passing touchdown when he connected with a wide-open Daniet Bennett for a 34-yard reception to cap the scoring.

Aside from recording the highest point total of the season thus far, the Golden Hawks also set a season-high with 282 yards on the ground. It was all done quite efficiently as well (and despite a season-high 125 yards in penalties), with the Golden Hawks’ time of possession a full 11 minutes less than Waterloo’s.

Those offensive numbers almost overshadowed the continued strong play of the defence though, which only conceded three Caleb Girard field goals in the final 30 minutes of the game. The unit also forced two interceptions; one each by Shomari Hutchinson and Isaiah Guzylak-Messam

Trevaughan James, Sam Acheampong, Emerson Gourdet and Rashari Henry all recorded sacks as well.

With the Golden Hawks improving to 4-0 on the season, they now turn their attention to a highly-anticipated Homecoming match-up against the Western Mustangs – which could very well determine first place in the OUA and home field advantage for the playoffs.

Kick-off is at University Stadium on Saturday September 30th at 1pm.

Written By: Dan Polischuk
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