Falcons Weekly
September 20, 2016

MEN'S BASEBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Baseball team went 2-0 this week, defeating the Durham Lords (4-2) in both games of their doubleheader.  Fanshawe is currently in third place in the OCAA Baseball standings with a record of 2-2.

 

On Sunday, the Falcons hosted the Durham Lords for a doubleheader at beautiful Labatt Park.  In the first game of the doubleheader, Durham opened the scoring and strung together a total of six unanswered runs through three innings. In the bottom of the third, Fanshawe's Robert Doyle scored Bryan Hames with a single for the Falcons first run of the game.  A pair of doubles for Durham scored another run in the top of the fourth, giving the Lords a 7-1 lead.  In the bottom of the fifth, Fanshawe's Hames started the inning with a leadoff triple.  Doyle would hit a single up the middle to score the run and cut the Lords lead to five.  Another run would score in the inning and with two innings to play, Durham would lead 7-3.  In the bottom of the seventh, after the Falcons first three batters of the inning reached base, Fanshawe's Mike Cox drew a bases loaded walk and closed the gap to three.  Then Zev Weisdorf hit a bases clearing single to left field to tie the game at seven.  After advancing to third on a fielder's choice, Weisdorf would come around to score on a wild pitch and Fanshawe would come all the way back to win by a final score of 8-7.  The winning pitcher for the Falcons was Tyler Rose (1-0). In the first inning of game two, Durham loaded the bases with one out but Fanshawe got out of the inning without giving up a run. Fanshawe came right back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring three runs on just two hits and a pair of sacrifice flys.  In the third inning, after a leadoff double and a stolen base by Carlos Arteaja, the Falcons Quinton Twohey hit Fanshawe's third sacrifice fly of the game, to give the Falcons a 4-0 lead.  Twohey came to the plate again in the next inning and hit a double down the left field line to score another two RBIs.  The Lords would score two runs but Fanshawe would eventually win the game 7-2.  The winning pitcher would be Tyler Rymal (1-1).

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Sept. 21:

Fanshawe @ George Brown – 6pm & 8pm

Saturday, Sept. 24:

Fanshawe @ Seneca – 12pm & 2pm

Saturday, Oct. 1:

Fanshawe @ Humber – 1pm & 3pm

 

Fanshawe returns to action on Wednesday, September 21, when they head on the road to Toronto to take on the George Brown Huskies (0-2).

 

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL:

 

The Falcons Women's Softball team went 4-2 this week and are now in second place in the OCAA Softball standings.

 

Last Wednesday, the Falcons hosted the St. Clair Saints (7-1).  Fanshawe jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Jacey Lochert singled home Samantha Fuller to open the scoring. St. Clair tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the top of the second inning but Fanshawe stormed right back. With the bases loaded, Fanshawe's Kady Hawkins hit a single up the middle and drove in two to give the Falcons a 3-1 lead. Fanshawe would bring in two more in the inning and lead 5-1 after two innings of play. The Falcons would score three more times in the game and go on to win by a final score of 8-3. Pitcher Lydia Kalbfleisch (1-1) would finish the complete game with just 67 pitches. In the second game of the doubleheader, St. Clair jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning of play. However, in the bottom of the second, three straight singles to start the inning for the Falcons set up a three-run inning, giving Fanshawe the 3-2 lead after two innings. Fanshawe would lead by as many as four, 7-3, but unfortunately for the Falcons, St. Clair stormed back with two runs in the sixth and five runs in the seventh to come back and win the game 10-7. Fanshawe's Kalbfleisch would take the loss in the first game and Alanna Gilmour (2-0) would get the win in the second.

 

On the weekend, Fanshawe was on the road visiting the Seneca Sting (0-8) and the Durham Lords (5-1).  On Saturday, Fanshawe took care of business early and often versus the Sting, winning by scores of 13-0 and 15-0, both in just six innings each.  On Sunday, the Falcons split their games with the Durham Lords, losing a tough first game, 4-3 before winning the second game of the doubleheader 8-2.

 

Upcoming Games:

Saturday, Sept. 24:

Seneca vs. Fanshawe – 1pm & 3pm

Thursday, Sept 29:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 5:30pm & 7:30pm

Friday, Sept. 30:

Fanshawe @ Conestoga – 5pm & 7pm

 

Fanshawe returns to action this Saturday, September 24 when they host the Seneca Sting at Stronach Park.  The games are at 1pm and 3pm.

 

MEN'S SOCCER:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Soccer team (2-1) went 1-1 this past week, defeating the Redeemer Royals (2-1) before losing to the Mohawk Mountaineers (2-0).  Fanshawe is in second place in the OCAA West Division standings.

 

On Wednesday, the Falcons travelled to Redeemer to take on the Royals.  Fanshawe took an early lead on a goal by Thomas Sackor in the 17th minute.  Robert M'Boko gave the Falcons some breathing room, scoring in the 58th minute to give Fanshawe the 2-0 lead.  The Royals scored a goal in the final minutes but Fanshawe would hold on to win 2-1.  On Saturday, the Falcons were on the road versus the Mohawk Mountaineers.  Mohawk jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half but Fanshawe's Alberto Barquin closed the gap to one on a goal at the start of the second half.  Unfortunately it wasn't enough as Mohawk scored another and went on to win by a final score of 3-1.

 

Upcoming Games:

Thursday, Sept. 22:

Lambton vs. Fanshawe – 5pm

Saturday, Sept. 24:

FALCONS FEST

Redeemer vs. Fanshawe – 2pm

Sunday, Oct. 2:

Fanshawe @ Conestoga – 3pm

 

Fanshawe's next game will take place at home on Thursday, September 22, when they host the Lambton Lions (1-1) at 5pm.

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Soccer team (3-0) won both of their games this past week to remain undefeated on the season.  The Falcons are in first place in the OCAA West Division standings. Fanshawe travelled to Ancaster on Wednesday to take on the Redeemer Royals (1-2).  Fanshawe came out with a bang as Jade Kovacevic scored two goals in the first eight minutes of the game. That was just the beginning for Fanshawe as Kovacevic would score again in the 14th, 27th and 31st minutes of the game, scoring five goals alone before halftime.  Fanshawe's Marisa Oliveira score three of her own as well before half, as Fanshawe led 8-0 at the break.  The Falcons finished the game with two more goals, one by Katie Rowe and a sixth goal by Kovacevic, to win the game 10-0.  With the six goals, not only did Kovacevic break the Fanshawe record for most goals in a single game, but also became the Fanshawe Women's Soccer Career Goals leader. On Saturday, Fanshawe travelled to Mohawk to take on the Mountaineers (2-1).  Mohawk scored first and led 1-0 at the half but Kovacevic scored twice in the second half as Fanshawe won the game by a final score of 2-1.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Sept. 21:

Lambton vs. Fanshawe – 5pm

Saturday, Sept. 24:

FALCONS FEST

Redeemer vs. Fanshawe – 12pm

Sunday, Oct. 2:

Fanshawe @ Conestoga – 1pm

 

The Falcons will host the Lambton Lions (0-2-1) on Wednesday, September 21 at 5pm on the Fanshawe Soccer Field.

 

CROSS COUNTRY:

 

The Cross Country teams participated in the Fanshawe Invitational last Saturday at the Fanshawe Conservation Area in London.  The Men's team won the team Championship and had individual medals won by Seth Marcaccio (Gold) and Ryan Foott (Bronze).  The Women's team won the team bronze with Stacey Andrews leading the way for Fanshawe in fifth place.