Falcons Weekly
September 12, 2016

MEN'S BASEBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's baseball team (0-2) hosted the defending OCAA champion St. Clair Saints (2-0) on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. St. Clair took the first game by a final score of 8-5 and the second by a 10-3 count.

 

In the opening game, Fanshawe's first hit of the season belonged to outfielder Robert Doyle, who finished the game 3-for-3. The Falcons had a tremendous third inning, with Carlos Arteaja starting off the scoring with a two-run double. Fanshawe added three more runs before the end of the inning to go up 5-2. However, St. Clair responded by scoring six unanswered runs in the remaining four innings to win the game 8-5. The winning pitcher was Kyle Breitner (1-0) and the losing pitcher was Tyler Rymal (0-1).

 

In Game 2 of the doubleheader, the Falcons fell 10-3 to the visiting Saints. Doyle led the Falcons, going 2-for-3 at the plate, with one walk. The winning pitcher was Shane Courtney (1-0) and the losing pitcher was Kyle Zimmer (0-1).

 

Fanshawe returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Labatt Park when they take on the Humber Hawks (1-1) as part of Fanshawe's Annual Falcons Fest at 4pm and 6pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Saturday, Sept. 17:

Humber vs. Fanshawe – 4pm & 6pm

Sunday, Sept. 18:

Durham vs. Fanshawe – 1pm & 3pm

Wednesday, Sept. 21:

Fanshawe @ George Brown – 6pm & 8pm

 

 

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's softball team (2-0) are in second place in the OCAA Softball standings after hosting the Humber Hawks (0-4) on Saturday afternoon in their season opener. The Falcons won both games of the doubleheader, by final scores of 8-6 and 3-2.

 

In Game 1 of the doubleheader, rookie Emily Davis started off Fanshawe's scoring with a three-run triple. The Falcons added one more run to go up 4-2 heading into the third inning.  The home team extended their lead to 8-4 by the end of the fifth before Humber responded with two runs of their own in the last inning to make the final score 8-6. Davis went 1-for-3 from the plate, with three RBIs and two runs scored. The winning pitcher was Alanna Gilmour (1-0) and the losing pitcher was Myranda Pierson (0-1).

 

In Game 2, the excitement began in the fifth inning when Davis hit an inside the park home run to put the Falcons up 2-0. The Hawks tied it up in the top of the seventh, but Fanshawe responded with Jacey Lochert scoring Samantha Fuller for the walk-off 3-2 win. The winning pitcher was Lochert (1-0) and the losing pitcher was Amanda Vandegraaf (0-1).

 

Fanshawe returns to the diamond on Wednesday, September 14, when they take on the St. Clair Saints (2-0) at 6pm and 8pm at Stronach Park.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Sept. 14:

St. Clair vs. Fanshawe – 6pm & 8pm

Saturday, Sept. 17:

Fanshawe @ Seneca – 11am & 1pm

Sunday, Sept. 18:

Fanshawe @ Durham – 1pm & 3pm

 

 

MEN'S SOCCER:

 

The Fanshawe Men's soccer team (1-0-0) started the regular season off with a 3-0 win over the Conestoga Condors (0-1-0) last Saturday afternoon.

 

Fanshawe controlled the tempo early, keeping possession of the ball for the majority of the half.  In the 29th minute, after being subbed into the game for just over a minute, first year midfielder Thomas Sackor scored the first goal of the season for Fanshawe, putting the Falcons up 1-0.  In a matter of just five minutes, Fanshawe's Brent Anderson and David Harriman-Duke also scored, giving the Falcons a 3-0 lead at the half.  Fanshawe continued to be the aggressor and finished the game leading 21-5 in shots attempted on route to the 3-0 victory.  First year Falcons goalkeeper Tim Rebelo had a quiet afternoon but saved both shots on goal, including one fantastic diving save to keep the Condors scoreless.

 

Fanshawe will now travel on the road to face the Redeemer Royals (1-0-0) on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm.  The Royals won their opening game of the season versus the St. Clair Saints (0-1-0) by a score of 2-1.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Sept. 14:

Fanshawe @ Redeemer – 7pm

Saturday, Sept. 17:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 4pm

Thursday, Sept. 22:

Lambton vs. Fanshawe – 5pm

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER:

 

The Fanshawe Women's soccer team (1-0-0) won their opening game of the season on the weekend, defeating the Conestoga Condors (0-1-0) by a score of 1-0.  The win was the first for new Head Coach Mike Marcoccia.

 

Fanshawe had a number of opportunities in the first half but just couldn't find the back of the net.  Finally in the 39th minute, the Falcons broke through on a goal by Stephanie Mitchell, giving Fanshawe the 1-0 lead.  The Falcons would go on to win the game 1-0 and hold the Condors to just two shots on goal in the entire game.

 

Fanshawe will head to Redeemer College on Wednesday, September 14 to take on the Royals (0-1-0) at 5pm. 

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Sept. 14:

Fanshawe @ Redeemer – 5pm

Saturday, Sept. 17:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 2pm

Wednesday, Sept. 21:

Lambton vs. Fanshawe – 5pm

 

CROSS COUNTRY:

 

The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams will host the Fanshawe College Invitational Tournament this coming Saturday, September 17. The women's race begins at 11am and the men will start at 12pm.  The race will take place at the Fanshawe Conservation Area.

 

GOLF:

 

The Men's and Women's Golf teams will participate in Fanshawe's Golf Classic on Saturday, September 17.  The tournament begins at 12:30pm and will take place at the Forest City National Golf Club.

 

What you need to know about the Fanshawe Falcons…

 

The Falcons are hosting two Championships this season including the 2017 CCAA Men's Volleyball National Championships from March 8th to 11th, 2017 and the 2017 Men's and Women's Indoor Soccer Regionals March 6th.

 

… Fanshawe Women's soccer player Jade Kovacevic is just one goal shy of breaking the all-time Fanshawe Women's soccer career goals record.  She is currently tied (Melanie Moulton) with 26 goals in her career at Fanshawe.

 

 

For more information on Fanshawe Athletics:

Web - www.fanshawec.ca/athletics

Phone - 519-452-4430 x6105

Email – r_thorpe@fanshawec.ca