By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – In a rematch of last season’s Queen’s Cup, the Redmen from McGill prevailed over the Lancers by the score of 2-1 at South Windsor Arena Friday afternoon. The loss for Windsor was the first of the year and dropped their record to 11 and 1, but they remain in first place in the OUA.
Julian Luciani opened the scoring at 10:44 of the 1st period, from Matt Beaudoin and Kyle Hope. McGill erased the lead in the 2nd frame when Mathieu Pompei scored at the 3:16 mark. Then the winner was scored at 4:21 of the 3rd when Patrick Delisle-Houde put the puck past Parker Vanbuskirk.
It was a scrappy game from the get-go as the two teams looked to settle old scores. One hundred minutes were called throughout the game, including 60 minutes in misconducts. At the conclusion of the match, McGill head coach Kelly Nobes had some choice words for the Windsor players which resulted in his ejection.
The men will next play back-to-back games in Oshawa against the UOIT Ridgebacks on November 21 and 22. Their next home game will be November 28 when they face-off against Waterloo.
That evening the women’s volleyball team hosted Lakehead at the St Denis Fieldhouse, and defeated the visitors 3-0 in front of 355 fans.
Anna Aguayo spurred the offense making 9 kills while contributing 4 service aces. Danielle Lenarduzzi also served up 4 aces while making 6 digs on defence. And Hannah Robson had a big game all-around as she made 7 kills and 13 digs.
On Saturday, the women were at home again, against Ottawa, but dropped the match 3 games to nil.
The women will now travel to London on the 28th to take on Western before returning home for January 11, to face McMaster.
The men were on the road last weekend for two games in the GTA. On Friday evening the Lancers took on the Varsity Blues and defeated them by a score of 89-75 to extend their record to 3-0. Junior Osuntola, once again, led the Blue and Gold as he put up a game high 26 points, 15 boards, and 4 steals. Windsor also received double digit scoring from three other starters; Evan Matthews, 16, Brad Parker, 15, and Khalid Abdel-Gabar, 14.
However, the Lancers faced the Number 3 ranked Ryerson Rams, falling 98-78. Osuntola dropped 24 points and Mitch Farrell shot 16, but the offense petered out from there.
“We expected to be more competitive but in all facets of the game we just did not get it done,” said head coach Chris Oliver. “They [Ryerson] are very good and especially at home with three days rest to prepare for us. It was disappointing for sure especially given the match-up between two top five teams in the country.”
The men will now travel to Thunder Bay for a match on November 22, then will return home to meet Brock on November 28 with the tip-off at 8:00 pm.
The women extended their record to 4-0, to start the season, with two wins in Toronto. Friday evening Korissa Williams led the Lancers with 20 points and 9 rebounds as they went on to a dominating 94-65 win over the Toronto Varsity Blues. Windsor head coach Chantal Vallée received double digit scoring from all five starters as Jocelyn LaRocque dropped 15, Cheyanne Roger put up 14, Andrea Kiss scored 13, and Caitlyn Longmuir added 10.
On Saturday, the game was closer against Ryerson, but Windsor prevailed with a 77-74 win over the Rams. Williams again led Windsor shooters with 20 points while Roger registered a double-double as she scored 16 and pulled down 11 boards.
LaRocque added 11 points as a starter and Longmuir contributed 13 coming off the bench, in just 18 minutes.
The women will match the men’s schedule, first at Lakehead before returning to face Brock.