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February 21, 2017

CURLING:

 

The Fanshawe Men's, Women's and Mixed Curling teams competed at the OCAA Provincial Championships last week in Sault Ste. Marie.

 

The Men finished the round robin in a tie for second place with a record of 6-2.  In the semi-final, Fanshawe would take on the host Sault Cougars.  After falling behind 2-1, Fanshawe would score one in each of the final three ends to win the game 4-2.  In the final, Fanshawe would take on the Humber Hawks. Again the Falcons trailed 2-1, but this time the Hawks scored one, and then stole three to take a commanding 6-1 lead.  Fanshawe tried to come back, scoring three themselves in the next end but lost by a final score of 6-4.  The Fanshawe Men were awarded the OCAA silver medal. All four Men were named to All-Star teams. Second Brady St. Louis and Vice Tyler Twining were named First Team All-Stars while Lead Brandon Twining and Skip Charlie Richard were named Second Team All-Stars.

 

The Women's team finished the round robin tied for second with a record of 4-2 and matched up versus the Humber Hawks in the semi-final. After seven ends, the Hawks led 4-3 but Fanshawe came back with one in the eighth to force an extra end.  Unfortunately, Humber would score one and win the game 5-4.  The Falcons would then take on the Fleming Knights in the bronze final.  After giving up two early in the game, Fanshawe would score eight of the next nine points to win the game 8-3.  The Falcons would win the bronze medal.  Fanshawe's Lead Isabelle Allan was named a First Team All-Star.  Skip Sara Westman and Vice Kaitlyn Poirier were named Second Team All-Stars.

 

The Mixed team had a round robin record of 2-3 which put them in fourth place in the standings.  In the semi-final, the Falcons took on the Humber Hawks. Fanshawe fell behind early and could never recover, losing the game 10-3. In the bronze final versus the Fleming Knights, Fanshawe was behind 6-4 heading to the final end but managed to score two and tie the game.  In the extra end, the Falcons stole one to win 7-6 and capture the bronze medal.  Second Angelica Muscedere was named an OCAA First Team All-Star.

 

Both the Men's and Women's Teams will head to the CCAA National Curling Championships in Camrose, Alberta March 22-25.

 

 

BADMINTON:

 

The Falcons Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles Badminton teams competed at the OCAA Provincial Championships last weekend at Georgian College. 

 

The Women's Doubles team of Trina Ngu and Tilu Vaidya had the best showing, finishing the round robin with a record of 3-2. In the semi-final, the Falcons lost a heartbreaker 22-20, 17-21 and 21-18 to the Seneca Sting but came back and took care of business in the bronze final, defeating UTM by scores of 21-14 and 21-5.  The ladies were awarded the OCAA bronze medal.

 

Both the Men's and Mixed Doubles teams finished the tournament in fifth place.

 

 

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

Last week, the Men's Volleyball team had a bye week as they prepared for the OCAA Provincial Championship from February 23-25 at Mohawk College. Fanshawe is ranked #1 in Canada and finished the regular season on a 13 game winning streak. The Falcons will face the George Brown Huskies (10-8) at 1pm on Thursday afternoon.

 

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 at the front gate of any Fanshawe Falcons home games, at the Fanshawe Athletics office as well as the Fanshawe Biz Booth. 

 

Upcoming Games:

Thursday, Feb. 23:

OCAA Championship @ Mohawk

George Brown vs. #1 Fanshawe – 1pm

Friday, Feb. 24:

OCAA Championship @ Mohawk

TBD vs. #1 Fanshawe – TBD

Saturday, Feb. 25:

OCAA Championship @ Mohawk

TBD vs. #1 Fanshawe - TBD

 

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team won their OCAA crossover playoff game last weekend and have now earned a spot in the OCAA Provincial Championship February 24-26, hosted by St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario.

 

On Saturday afternoon, the Falcons hosted the Centennial Colts (10-8) in an OCAA crossover playoff game.  Fanshawe won the match in three straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-20 and 25-20.  Outside hitter Meghan Morelli led all players with 18 points including 16 kills.

 

The Falcons will now head to the OCAA Provincial Championship starting on Friday, February 2, where they will open the tournament against the #11 CCAA ranked Durham Lords (18-0).

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Feb. 24:

OCAA Championship @ St. Clair

Fanshawe vs. #11 Durham – 1:30pm

Saturday, Feb. 25:

OCAA Championship @ St. Clair

Fanshawe vs. TBD – TBD

Sunday, Feb. 26:

OCAA Championship @ St. Clair

Fanshawe vs. TBD – TBD

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Falcons won their third straight league game last week and are now locked in fourth place in the OCAA West Division standings.

 

Fanshawe hosted the #4 CCAA ranked Niagara Knights (13-3) last Friday. The Falcons would use an 8-0 run late in the first quarter to lead the Knights 22-15 after the first.  Niagara closed the gap but the Falcons still led by six, 41-35 at the half. With 50 seconds left in the third, the Knights took the lead on a free throw but Fanshawe scored at the buzzer on a layup by Lex Van Iperen to put the Falcons up 58-57 with one quarter to play.  With one minute left in the game, Fanshawe's Chris Parker knocked down a clutch free throw to put the Falcons up four.  Then Moses Orozco-Rayo hit both his free throws to put the game out of reach.  Fanshawe would win the game by a final score of 77-71 and upset the #4 team in the nation.

 

The Falcons play their final regular season game of the year on Tuesday, February 21, when they travel to Hamilton, Ontario to take on the Mohawk Mountaineers (4-10) at 8pm. Then Fanshawe will host an OCAA playoff crossover game on Saturday, February 25 at 3pm versus the Durham Lords (10-9).  The winner will earn a spot in the OCAA Provincial Championship March 2-4 at Centennial College.

 

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, Feb. 21:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 8pm

Saturday, Feb. 25:

Crossover Playoff Game

Durham vs. Fanshawe – 3pm

Thursday, Mar. 2-4:

OCAA Championship @ Centennial

 

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Falcons won their only game last week and improved to 12-5 on the season.  Fanshawe is in third place in the OCAA West Division and is ranked #5 in Ontario.

 

On Friday night, the Falcons hosted the Niagara Knights (12-6). Fanshawe opened up a four point lead 18-14, after the first quarter of play. Mikhalia Wright had 12 points in the quarter for the Falcons.  Fanshawe's offense took over in the second and extended their lead to 17 after Anique Daley hit a three-pointer from just past half court as the halftime buzzer went off.  The Falcons shot a blistering 57.7% from the field in the half and led 39-22.  Niagara got as close as nine late in the fourth quarter, but the Falcons made their shots down the stretch and won the game by a final score of 73-59.

 

Next up, Fanshawe plays their final regular season game of the year on Tuesday, February 21 at 6pm, when they travel to Hamilton, Ontario to take on the CCAA #14 ranked Mohawk Mountaineers (12-4).

 

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, Feb. 21:

Fanshawe @ #14 Mohawk – 6pm

Saturday, Feb. 25:

Crossover Playoff Game

TBD vs. Fanshawe – 1pm

Thursday, Mar. 2-4:

OCAA Championship @ Seneca

 

 

 

 

For more information on Fanshawe Athletics:

Web - www.fanshawec.ca/athletics

Phone - 519-452-4430 x6105

Email – rthorpe@fanshawec.ca