Falcons Weekly
September 26, 2016

MEN'S BASEBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Baseball team (6-2) went 4-0 last week, defeating both George Brown (0-6) and Seneca (2-7) twice.  Fanshawe is now in second place in the OCAA Baseball standings.

 

On Wednesday evening, the Falcons were on the road against the George Brown Huskies.  In game one of the doubleheader, Fanshawe's Carlos Arteaja went 2 for 4 and drove in three RBIs, as the Falcons won the game 10-4. The winning pitcher for the Falcons was Kyle Zimmer (1-1).  In game two, the Falcons offense continued to roll, winning the game 15-0 in just five innings.  Quinton Twohey and Travis Helps both drove in three runs while pitcher Corey Boehmer (1-0) threw all five innings, only giving up four hits and striking out nine. On Saturday, the Falcons travelled to Seneca for a doubleheader against the Sting. The Falcons won both games by scores of 8-0 and 8-2.

 

Fanshawe continues their season long road trip on Saturday, October 1, when they take on the Humber Hawks (2-5) at Connorvale Park.

 

Upcoming Games:

Saturday, Oct. 1:

Fanshawe @ Humber – 1pm & 3pm

Sunday, Oct. 2:

Fanshawe @ Durham – 1pm & 3pm

Thursday, Oct. 6:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 6pm & 8pm

 

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Softball team (9-3) went 3-1 last week, splitting their games with the St. Clair Saints (11-3) before defeating the Seneca Sting (0-12) in two straight games.  Fanshawe is in second place in the OCAA Softball standings.

 

On Friday night, the Falcons were on the road for a doubleheader versus the St. Clair Saints.  Fanshawe lost the first game by a score of 11-3.  Emily Davis hit a two-run homerun for the Falcons in the game. Fanshawe's pitcher Lydia Kalbfleisch (1-2) took the loss.  In game two, after falling behind 1-0, Fanshawe scored five unanswered runs, including a solo homerun by Amber Preszcator.  The Falcons would win the game by a final score of 5-3, with Alanna Gilmour (4-0) taking the win. 

 

On Saturday afternoon, Fanshawe would host the Seneca Sting at Stronach Park.  In game one, the Falcons would score 11 runs in the first four innings, including another solo homerun by Preszcator. Fanshawe would win the game by a final score of 11-0 in five innings with Tori Piper (2-0) pitching a complete game on just 53 pitches and giving up only one hit. 

 

In game two, the Falcons continued to hit the ball well.  In just five innings of play, Fanshawe put up a Falcons season-high 17 hits on route to a 15-2 win. A first inning homerun by Reannah Hogarth-McLean gave the Falcons a Fanshawe record fourth straight game with a homerun.  Gilmour took the win after striking out five of her seven batters faced.  She also took care of business at the plate, going 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs in her first plate appearances of the year.

 

Next up, the Falcons head to Hamilton, Ontario on Friday night for a doubleheader at Mohawk Sports Park to take on the Mountaineers (3-7).

 

Upcoming Games:

Thursday, Sept. 29:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 5:30pm & 7:30pm

Friday, Sept. 30:

Fanshawe @ Conestoga – 5pm & 7pm

Sunday, Oct. 2:

Durham vs. Fanshawe – 1pm & 3pm

 

MEN'S SOCCER:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Soccer team (4-1) went 2-0 this past week, with home victories over the Lambton Lions (1-3) and the Redeemer Royals (1-3-1).  Fanshawe is tied at the top of the OCAA West Division standings with the St. Clair Saints.

 

On Thursday, the Falcons hosted the Lambton Lions. Both teams scored early in the game but in the 24th minute, Elvir Gigolaj scored his second goal of the game on a penalty kick, giving Fanshawe the 2-1 lead.  Physical play continued for the rest of the game, with a number of yellow cards as well as a Lambton red card being handed out in the second half.  Fanshawe would hold on to win the game by a final score of 2-1.

 

On Saturday, the Falcons hosted the Redeemer Royals.  Fanshawe controlled the ball for the majority of the game, winning by a final score of 6-0.  The Falcons put up a season high in goals, three coming from both Gigolaj and Robert M'Boko. 

 

Fanshawe returns to action on Sunday, October 2, when they travel to Conestoga to take on the Condors (0-4-1).

 

Upcoming Games:

Sunday, Oct. 2:

Fanshawe @ Conestoga – 3pm

Wednesday, Oct. 5:

St. Clair vs. Fanshawe – 5pm

Wednesday, Oct. 12:

Mohawk vs. Fanshawe – 5pm

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER:

 

The Falcons Women's Soccer team (5-0) remained undefeated this past week, after defeating both the Lambton Lions (0-4-1) and the Redeemer Royals (1-4).  Fanshawe is in first place in the OCAA West Division, leading the division in both goals for (23) and goals against (1).

 

The Fanshawe Falcons hosted the winless Lambton Lions last Wednesday evening.  The Falcons came out as the aggressor, with a number of shots on goal early in the game.  In the 12th minute, Jade Kovacevic scored her first goal of the game to give the Falcons the lead.  In the 34th minute, Kovacevic scored her second and just four minutes later, set up her teammate Alexandria Peat to give Fanshawe a 3-0 lead. Kovacevic scored the hat trick after a fantastic pass by midfielder Marisa Oliveira in the 40th minute. Oliveira then pulled her own number and scored on a rocket from outside the box over the head of the Lambton keeper to give the Falcons a 5-0 lead at the half.  Fanshawe would score two more in the second half, including a fourth by Kovacevic, as Fanshawe went on to win 7-0.

 

On Saturday versus Redeemer, Kovacevic continued where she left off on Wednesday, scoring another two goals for the Falcons, giving her 14 on the season.  Fanshawe's Riley Vanderydt scored one as well, as Fanshawe won the game by a final score of 3-0.

 

Fanshawe's next game takes place on Sunday, October 2 on the road when they visit the Conestoga Condors (1-4).

 

Upcoming Games:

Sunday, Oct. 2:

Fanshawe @ Conestoga – 1pm

Tuesday, Oct. 4:

St. Clair vs. Fanshawe – 5pm

Tuesday, Oct. 11:

Mohawk vs. Fanshawe – 5pm

 

CROSS COUNTRY:

 

The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams competed in the Western University Invitational last weekend.  Fanshawe's Seth Marcaccio was the top Falcon, finishing in 8th place.  The Men's team also finished in 8th place amongst the primarily University field.

 

The Falcons will travel to Sault College next Saturday to participate in the Cougars Invitational Tournament.

 

GOLF:

 

The Men's and Women's Golf team competed in the Georgian College Invitational last Thursday.  The Falcons Men's team finished in fifth place with Fanshawe's Ryan Ousterhout shooting the low round for the Falcons at 73.  The low score for the Fanshawe Women's team was Kaylee White at 89.

 

This week, the Falcons compete in the Niagara College Invitational on Monday, September 26 and then head to the OCAA Provincial Championships hosted by Georgian College on October 2-5.  The Provincial tournament takes place at National Pines Golf & Country Club.

 

For more information on Fanshawe Athletics:

Web - www.fanshawec.ca/athletics

Phone - 519-452-4430 x6105

Email – r_thorpe@fanshawec.ca