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November 16, 2015

CROSS COUNTRY:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Cross Country team won the bronze medal at the CCAA National Championships held at St. Lawrence College in Brockville on Saturday. Seth Marcaccio was Fanshawe's lead runner, winning the CCAA silver medal. He finished in second place with a time of 26:24, only three seconds behind gold medal winner Rob Asselstine of St. Lawrence College. Marcaccio was followed by Fanshawe's Ryan Foott, who finished 12th with a time of 27:13. Rounding out the Falcons runners were Josh Heuving (36), Jamie McNorgan (37), Caleb Trotter (63) and Kevin Dann (75).  The Fanshawe Men's program has now won a team medal at 11 consecutive national championships. Marcaccio was named a CCAA All-Canadian and First Team All-Star, while Foott was named a CCAA Second Team All-Star. 

 

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Volleyball squad is now 7-1 this season after going 2-0 at home last weekend.

 

Fanshawe defeated Boreal in three straight sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-15) on Saturday evening. The first set began with both teams exchanging points.  Fanshawe then stepped up their intensity with a kill by Andre Foreman to go on to win. Boreal took the lead at the beginning of the second set after some intense rallies. Fanshawe's Cody Osiecki then had a huge kill to give the home team the momentum and eventually the victory. In the third set, the Falcons continued to dominate, taking a quick 7-3 lead over Boreal to start the set. However, Boreal did not quit and were able to tie it up at 10.  The Falcons then stepped it up and held the lead for the remainder of the game, going on to defeat Boreal three sets to none. Foreman led the Falcons with 12 points.

 

On Sunday afternoon, the Men swept Cambrian 25-10, 25-10 and 25-15. The Falcons began the game strong, forcing Cambrian to call a quick timeout. A huge kill by Fanshawe's James Jackson increased the home team's lead to 10-3. The Falcons continued to dominate for the remainder of the set and went on to take the set. Fanshawe established their lead early on in the second set, going up 14-6.  Fanshawe maintained the significant lead with several kills by David AuCoin.  Despite the Golden Shield's best efforts, the Falcons took the second set by a 15 point margin. Fanshawe had all the momentum in the third set, taking a commanding 18-8 lead.  Cambrian was able to score four straight points after a timeout, however could not complete the comeback.  The Falcons eventually won the match 3-0. Fanshawe's top performer was AuCoin with 12 points. The Falcons' next match will be on the road on Friday, November 20 at 8pm against the undefeated Mohawk Mountaineers. Both Fanshawe and Mohawk are nationally ranked, sitting at 6 and 5 respectively.

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Nov. 20:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 8pm

Friday, Nov. 27:

Fanshawe @ Redeemer – 8pm

 

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team improved their record to 6-2 after two wins at home last weekend.

 

On Saturday evening, the Falcons won 3-1 over Boreal. Fanshawe won the first set 25-15 and then fell the second 25-21. The Falcons won the next two sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-11. Fanshawe set the tone early in the first set and gained a solid seven point lead over Boreal after some great hits.  Fanshawe finished off with a strong serve from Darian Gropp. In the second set, Boreal gained a four point lead over Fanshawe, going up 10-6.  After a timeout, the Falcons came back to take the next four points.  However, Boreal did not let up and were able to go on to steal the second set from the home team. The third set began with the teams exchanging points. Fanshawe then took the lead and continued to dominate with some excellent blocks. The Falcons held on for the remainder of the set to win the third. In the final set, Fanshawe stepped up their defence, forcing Boreal to take a timeout. Boreal was unable to recover from the large deficit and after a great kill by Fanshawe's Kristen Bond, the Falcons defeated Boreal three sets to one. Bond led the Falcons with 19 points in the match.

 

Fanshawe then went on to sweep the Cambrian Golden Shield on Sunday afternoon (25-17, 25-18, 25-10). Fanshawe took an early 8-5 lead in the first set before Cambrian went on a run to tie the game at nine. The Falcons then edged ahead and the Golden Shield were forced to take a timeout. Cambrian were unable to recover from the deficit and Fanshawe took the first set. In the second set, Cambrian started off strong, taking the first three points. Fanshawe then went on a 3-0 run of their own to tie it up.  The Falcons then found their rhythm, taking an 11-6 advantage.  After some back and forth, Cambrian narrowed Fanshawe's lead but the home team stood their ground and came out victorious. Fanshawe started out strong in the third set with many solid attacks. The Falcons maintained the momentum with a couple of huge kills and after a tricky final serve by Gropp, the Falcons defeated the Golden Shield 3-0. Bond had a game-high of 12 points. On Friday, November 20, Fanshawe will travel to Hamilton to battle Mohawk College at 6pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Nov. 20:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 6pm

Friday, Nov. 27:

Fanshawe @ Redeemer – 6pm

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Basketball team hosted an exhibition game against the St. Clair Skippers from Port Huron, Michigan last Tuesday. The Falcons fell by a score of 80-74. The top performer for Fanshawe was second year player, Moses Orozco-Rayo, who had 20 points. The Falcons resumed league play on the road last weekend versus the Sault Cougars. Fanshawe lost two close games by a combined five points.  On Saturday night, the Falcons lost a close one to the Sault by a final score of 65-61. Fanshawe first year player Frank Ngakoutou had a game-high of 19 points and 14 rebounds. On Sunday afternoon, Fanshawe lost a heartbreaker to the Cougars, 62-61. Connor Therrien led the Falcons with 18 points. Oshane Daley had a game-high 10 rebounds. Next up, on Friday, November 20, the Fanshawe Men's Basketball team will travel to play the Niagara Knights at 8pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Nov. 20:

Fanshawe @ Niagara – 8pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 8pm  

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Women's Basketball squad battled in an exciting exhibition game against the St. Clair Skippers (Port Huron, MI) on Tuesday evening. The Falcons came away with the 77-74 win. There were 7 lead changes and 10 ties throughout the duration of the game. Both teams shot 40% from the field. Fanshawe's Natalie Warren and Nicole Skimming contributed 14 points each for the Falcons. The Falcons returned to league play on Saturday, when they travelled to Sault Ste. Marie. The Falcons were victorious in back-to-back games against the Cougars, moving their record to 4-1. In the first game against the Cougars on Saturday evening, the Falcons won by a final score of 67-41. Fanshawe was led by captain Laura Vere, who had a game-high 16 points and 3 assists. In the second game versus Sault College on Sunday afternoon, Fanshawe came away with the 76-33 victory. The Falcons had a very well-balanced attack, with eight different players scoring a minimum of six points. Fanshawe's defense was superb, as they held Sault to only eleven made field goals, had a whopping 35 steals and allowed only a single point in the fourth quarter. Ali Vlasman scored a team-high of 12 points, Victoria Racine contributed 4 assists and Vere had 7 rebounds for the Falcons. The Falcons will be away for their next game, as they will play Niagara College at 6pm on Friday, November 20 in Welland.

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Nov. 20:

Fanshawe @ Niagara – 6pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 6pm  

 

 

 

 

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Email – n_carriere@fanshawec.ca