Falcons Weekly
February 6, 2017

The Fanshawe Falcons are proud to be the host of the 2017 CCAA Men's Volleyball National Championship from March 9-11. Tournament passes are now on sale for $30 at the front gate of any Fanshawe Falcons regular season home games, at the Fanshawe Athletics office J2003 as well as the Fanshawe Biz Booth.  Falcons Platinum Packs are also available at the Fanshawe Athletics office for $100 and include a premium reserved seat along the baseline, special pass holder's entrance and access to the new Falcons Suite, which will have free pizza and a cash bar during Falcons evening games.

 

BADMINTON:

 

The Fanshawe Badminton team competed at the OCAA West Regional Championships this past weekend at Conestoga.  The Men's Doubles team of Thao Le and Allan Pao, the Women's Doubles team of Tilu Vaidya and Trina Ngu and the Mixed Doubles team of San Dang and Riley Hogan all finished in third place in their respective divisions at the tournament.  All three teams will represent Fanshawe at the 2017 OCAA Provincial Badminton Championships February 17-19 at Georgian College.

 

 

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

Last week, the Falcons continued to dominate, going 2-0 and extending their winning streak to 10 games.  Fanshawe is in first place in the OCAA West Division and is the #1 ranked team in the country.

 

Last Thursday night, the Falcons were on the road versus the Niagara Knights (8-8).  Fanshawe came out as the aggressor and took the match in straight sets 25-15, 25-9 and 25-22. In a balanced attack, seven Falcons scored in the match with Nate Van Camp leading the way with 8 points. 

 

On Saturday, the Falcons continued their road trip versus the Humber Hawks (9-7). Again, Fanshawe came out on fire and took the match in three straight sets 25-19, 25-18 and 25-11.  James Jackson led the Falcons with a game-high 14 points (12 kills, 2 aces).

 

Next up, the Falcons host the St. Clair Saints (7-8) on Tuesday, February 7 at 8pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, Feb. 7:

St. Clair vs. #1 Fanshawe – 8pm

Saturday, Feb. 11:

Boreal vs. #1 Fanshawe – 3pm

Sunday, Feb. 12:

Cambrian vs. #1 Fanshawe – 3pm

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team dropped a pair of matches this past week to the top two ranked teams in the OCAA West Division.  Fanshawe is in fourth place in the OCAA West Division.

 

On Thursday evening, the Falcons travelled to Welland, Ontario to take on the Niagara Knights (13-3).  The Falcons took the first set 25-21, but the Knights came back, stealing the second 26-24 and the third 25-20. In the fourth, the Falcons took care of business, winning 25-17, setting up a fifth and deciding set.  Unfortunately, the Falcons fell 15-12 and lost the set 3-2.  Fanshawe's Meghan Morelli led all players with 22 points including 17 kills and 5 service aces.

 

Saturday afternoon, the Falcons were on the road again, this time taking on the undefeated CCAA #2 ranked Humber Hawks (14-0). The Falcons lost the first two sets 25-20 and 25-18 but mounted a comeback late in third and took the set 25-23.  Fanshawe kept pace in the fourth and came up just short, losing the set 25-22.  Morelli finished with a game-high 19 points (15 kills, 4 blocks) in the loss.

 

Fanshawe is back in action on Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm, when they host the St. Clair Saints (11-4).

 

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, Feb. 7:

St. Clair vs. Fanshawe – 6pm

Saturday, Feb. 11:

Boreal vs. Fanshawe – 1pm

Sunday, Feb. 12:

Cambrian vs. Fanshawe – 1pm

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Falcons lost their only game last week and are now in sixth place in the OCAA West Division.

 

On Friday night, the Falcons travelled to Windsor, Ontario to take on the St. Clair Saints (6-6).  The Falcons fell behind early and were down 31-13 after the first quarter.  Fanshawe battled back and were within fifteen at the half but the Saints opened it up in the third, leading at one point by 31.  Fanshawe closed the gap in the fourth but the Falcons lost the game by a final score of 99-84.  Chris Parker scored 27 points for Fanshawe on an impressive 10 of 13 shooting, including four three pointers.

 

The Falcons are back at home this Wednesday, February 8 when they host the Lambton Lions (3-9) at 8pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Feb. 8:

Lambton vs. Fanshawe – 8pm

Saturday, Feb. 11:

Redeemer vs. Fanshawe – 8pm

Friday, Feb. 17:

Niagara vs. Fanshawe – 8pm

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Falcons won their third straight OCAA league game last week and have moved up to third in the OCAA West Division standings.

 

On Friday, the Falcons were on the road versus the CCAA #10 ranked St. Clair Saints (11-3).  In a very tight contest, Fanshawe won both of the first two quarters by two points and led 29-25 at the half.  The Falcons defense came up big in the third, holding the Saints to just eight points in the quarter.  Fanshawe would go on to win the game 61-53.  Natalie Warren finished with 17 points for the Falcons while Ali Vlasman had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

 

The Falcons are back at home on Wednesday, February 8 at 6pm versus the Lambton Lions (4-10).

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Feb. 8:

Lambton vs. Fanshawe – 6pm

Saturday, Feb. 11:

Redeemer vs. Fanshawe – 6pm

Friday, Feb. 17:

Niagara vs. Fanshawe – 6pm

 

INDOOR SOCCER:

 

The Men's and Women's Indoor Soccer teams competed in their first exhibition tournament of the year last Thursday at George Brown College.  The Men's team went undefeated in round robin play (3-0) and defeated Lakehead in the semi-final by a score of 5-0, setting up a final versus the host, George Brown.  A 2-2 draw through regulation time meant penalty kicks to determine the tournament champion.  Unfortunately, the Falcons lost and would finish in second place. The Women's team finished the round robin 3-1.  In the semi-final versus the Sault Cougars, the Falcons won the game by a score of 3-2 after penalty kicks and headed to the final versus the Seneca Sting.  A scoreless game led to penalty kicks again, but this time the Sting would come out ahead.  Fanshawe would finish the tournament in second. Next up for the Falcons, on Saturday, February 11, both teams head to Sheridan College to take part in the Bruins Invitational Tournament.