Falcons Weekly
November 21, 2016

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

Last week, the Falcons Men's Volleyball team picked up their fourth road win of the year and are sitting in second place in the OCAA West Division.  Fanshawe is ranked second in the OCAA and fifth in the CCAA.

 

On Wednesday, the Falcons travelled to St. Clair College to take on the Saints (3-3).  In a very close contest, Fanshawe was able to win in straight sets, each by a two point margin (25-23, 29-27, 27-25).  Fanshawe's James Jackson led the Falcons offensively with 19 kills and two blocks, while David Gundrum picked up a game-high 15 digs.

 

The Falcons are on the road again on Tuesday, November 22 when they travel to Conestoga to take on the Condors (1-4) at 8pm.  Then Fanshawe will be back at home for a pair of games to close out the first half of the season.

 

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, Nov. 22:

#5 Fanshawe @ Conestoga – 8pm

Saturday, Nov. 26:

Humber vs. #5 Fanshawe – 3pm

Friday, Dec. 2:

Redeemer vs. #5 Fanshawe – 8pm

 

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team fell to 2-4 on the season after losing their only game last week.  Fanshawe is now in seventh place in the OCAA West Division.

 

Fanshawe was on the road last Wednesday taking on the St. Clair Saints (5-1).  The Falcons lost in three straight sets by scores of 25-15, 25-14 and 25-18.  Eight different Falcons scored in the match but the Saints offence overpowered the Falcons. Hunter Medd had a team-high eight digs.

 

On Tuesday, November 22 at 6pm, Fanshawe will be on the road taking on the Conestoga Condors before coming home on Saturday to take on the CCAA #3 ranked Humber Hawks (4-0).

 

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, Nov. 22:

Fanshawe @ Conestoga – 6pm

Saturday, Nov. 26:

#3 Humber vs. Fanshawe – 1pm

Friday, Dec. 2:

Redeemer vs. Fanshawe – 6pm

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Basketball team went 1-1 last week and are now 4-3 on the season.  Fanshawe is tied for second in the OCAA with eight points.

 

Last Tuesday, the Falcons hosted the St. Clair Saints (4-3).  The Saints jumped out to an early lead and were up 21-18 after the first quarter.  St. Clair led by as many as 10 in the second but the Falcons chipped away and were only down five at the half, 46-41.  Fanshawe kept the game close in the third, knocking down a number of free throws and were only down three heading to the final quarter.  The Saints continued to lead until the three minute mark in the fourth, when Jake Price connected from the corner on his third three-pointer of the game, to put the Falcons ahead 73-71.  Fanshawe played fantastic defence down the stretch finishing the game on a 16-6 run, as the Falcons came back to win by a final score of 86-77. Chris Parker led the Falcons in scoring with 22 points.

 

On Saturday, Fanshawe was on the road taking on the Redeemer Royals (1-2).  The Royals were on fire in the first and led by 22 points, 34-12 after the quarter.  The Falcons kept the game close in the second but the Royals pulled away in the third and led 93-53 with one quarter to play.  Fanshawe scored 26 in the fourth but lost by a final score of 108-79.  Parker scored 13 for Fanshawe with Moses Orozco-Rayo scoring 12 points with 5 steals.

 

Fanshawe hosts the Mohawk Mountaineers next Friday, November 25 at 8pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Nov. 25:

Mohawk vs. Fanshawe – 8pm

Wednesday, Nov. 30:

Fanshawe @ #9 Niagara – 8pm

Tuesday, Dec. 27-28:

East/West Tournament @ Centennial

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The #15 ranked Fanshawe Women's Basketball team went 1-1 last week and are tied for second in the OCAA West Division with 10 points.

 

The Falcons hosted the St. Clair Saints (6-1) last Tuesday night.  Fanshawe started the first with some fantastic defence but the Saints ended the quarter on a 6-2 run and led 15-14 heading to the second.  At the half, the Saints led 31-29 with Laura Vere leading the Falcons with nine points.  The Saints started the third on a 7-0 run and led by as many as 11 midway through the third quarter but the Falcons kept working.  Fanshawe was only down by six heading to the final quarter.  Fanshawe continued to push and took the lead after a 9-0 run.  Unfortunately, the Saints finished the game on an 8-2 run, and won the game by a final score of 72-65.  Vere had a great game for the Falcons, leading the team with 21 points.

 

Fanshawe was on the road on Saturday, taking on the Redeemer Royals (3-2).  Redeemer took an early lead and were up 33-25 after the first half.  The Falcons battled back and were only down by two heading to the final quarter.  Fanshawe tightened up their defence and held the Royals to just eight points in the final 10 minutes, as the Falcons would come back to win the game 61-56.  Natalie Warren had a double-double for the Falcons, scoring team-highs in points with 16 and rebounds with 12.

 

Fanshawe is back at home on Friday, November 25, when they host the Mohawk Mountaineers at 6pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Nov. 25:

Mohawk vs. #15 Fanshawe – 6pm

Wednesday, Nov. 30:

#15 Fanshawe @ Niagara – 6pm

 

 

BADMINTON:

 

The Men's and Women's Badminton teams hosted the Fanshawe Invitational this past weekend and had some fantastic results. Some of the biggest highlights included the Women's Doubles pairing of Riley Hogan and Tilu Vaidya, who made it to the semi-finals of the ‘A' draw and Fanshawe Women's singles student-athletes, who had an unprecedented four players make the quarter finals with Trina Ngu making it to the semis.

 

The next exhibition tournament for the Badminton teams takes place in 2017, when they travel to Centennial College January 13-15 to take part in the Colts Invitational Tournament.

 

For more information on Fanshawe Athletics:

Web - www.fanshawec.ca/athletics

Phone - 519-452-4430 x6105

Email – rthorpe@fanshawec.ca