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Hawks open up University Stadium looking to gain retribution against a familiar foe

Friday, September 1, 2017 - Posted by Meghan Daniels

Game Dates and Times: Saturday, September 2 – 1:00 p.m. (vs. Guelph) and Sunday, September 3 – 1:00 p.m. (at York)
Game Locations: University Stadium, Waterloo; York Stadium, Toronto;
Live Webcast/Radio Coverage: N/A
Tickets: At University Stadium (vs. Guelph), at York

Although the Laurier Golden Hawks women’s soccer team have barely begun a brand new OUA season, they will have to contend with past demons as they welcome in the Guelph Gryphons (2-0-1) to University Stadium to commence their 2017 home schedule Saturday afternoon.

Ten months ago, the Hawks (0-0-2) and the Gryphons authored one of the classic matches of the 2016 season during the first round of the OUA playoffs. Guelph handed the purple and gold a devastating 2-1 defeat on penalties after both teams played their hearts out for over 120 minutes on a cold, late-October evening.

With a rematch just three games into the new year, opportunity beckons for the Hawks. Taking down the Gryphons would provide a huge emotional boost and could serve as one of those statement wins that gets a team started on a lengthy roll moving into the meat of the season.

The Hawks could certainly use all the momentum they can get from Saturday’s tilt as they head back on the road Sunday for a match in Toronto against 2016 OUA West Champion York Lions. The Lions (0-2-1) will certainly have some bite in them following an opening week that failed to meet the lofty expectations set for the program over the last few years.

Forward, Mackenzie D’Andrade (Newmarket, Ont.)Midfielder, Nicole Lyon (Kitchener, Ont.)- Written by Mac Turchan

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