By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – It was a bleak couple of days for University of Windsor athletes this past weekend. Despite a couple of strong performances by the Lancer soccer teams, at best it could be described as inconsistent as the men and women both faced strong sides from York.
Women’s soccer enjoyed a successful home opener, and improved their record to 3-1, by defeating Guelph 1-0 on Saturday at Alumni Field. Unfortunately, the women ended up on the losing end of a 5-1 score at home on Sunday to the York Lions. With the win, York extended their winning streak to six games while Windsor settled into the middle of the western pack with nine points.
The men’s soccer team lost back-to-back games over the weekend, first losing to Guelph on Saturday 3-2, and then to York the following day 3-0. The men now sit with a 2-3 record and six points for sixth spot in the OUA West.
The women are looking to rebound this Friday as they travel to London to take on Western. The men will follow them up the 401 as they try to even their record against the Mustangs.
Meanwhile, the women’s hockey team played two against Guelph in exhibition, dropping both games, 4-2 on Saturday and 2-1 on Sunday. The women will begin the regular season on October 10 when they host Waterloo at South Windsor Arena.
After being awarded a win for their opening game loss to Queen’s, due to player ineligibility, Lancers football followed up with a come from behind win over Laurier. This past weekend was a bye week for Windsor, as they prepared for the upcoming road trip to Waterloo this Saturday. Also on the road will be Windsor golf (Western Invitational), men’s volleyball (at Toronto), men’s hockey (Brock tournament), and cross country (Western Invitational).
The men’s basketball squad continue to tune up for the season when they take on Humber College on Sunday. Humber will also be in town to face the women’s volleyball team Sunday morning. And the men’s and women’s soccer teams will take to the field as they host Waterloo, also on Sunday.