Falcons Weekly
October 11, 2016

MEN'S BASEBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Baseball team (7-5) went 1-1 last week, splitting their doubleheader with the top ranked St. Clair Saints (11-3).  The Falcons are in fourth place in the OCAA Baseball standings.

 

On Thursday, the Falcons were on the road at St. Clair, taking on the Saints.  Down 3-1 to start the top of the seventh inning, the Falcons scored one run and then had two men on base with two out.  A key deep fly ball and a pair of St. Clair errors had all three runners score, to give Fanshawe the 5-3 lead.  The Saints were unable to score in the bottom half of the inning, as Fanshawe held on for the win.  Kyle Zimmer (2-1) would get the win for the Falcons. The Saints had previously won 41 consecutive league and playoff games versus OCAA opponents, a streak that started over two years ago.  The Falcons would be held scoreless in game two of the doubleheader, falling by a score of 8-0.  Tyler Rymal (1-2) would take the loss.

 

Next up, the Falcons take on the Humber Hawks (8-6) on Tuesday evening at Labatt Park.  With the Hawks just in front of the Falcons in the OCAA Baseball standings, playoff positioning is at stake.

 

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Humber vs. Fanshawe – 5pm & 7:30pm

Thursday, Oct. 13:

Fanshawe @ Durham – 6pm and 8pm

Saturday, Oct. 15:

Seneca vs. Fanshawe – 1pm & 3pm

Sunday, Oct. 16:

George Brown vs. Fanshawe – 1 and 3pm

 

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL:

 

The Falcons Women's Softball team (11-5) had a bye week from OCAA competition as they travelled to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association National Championship.

 

At the National Championship, the Falcons finished round robin play with a record of 1-2, defeating the University of Regina 2-1 before falling to the Humber Hawks 3-1 and Western University 1-0.  Both Rachel Dotzert and Kady Hawkins were named Tournament All-Stars. In the quarter-finals, Fanshawe defeated the St. Clair Saints 2-0.  Headed to the medal round, the Falcons were the only OCAA team left in the competition.  In the semi-final, Fanshawe fell in a heartbreaker to Western University 1-0 and would face the University of Regina for the bronze medal.  Unfortunately, the Falcons fell by a score of 3-0 and would finish the tournament in fourth place.

 

The Falcons are back in action on Wednesday, October 12 at Stronach Park versus Conestoga.  The Condors are currently two points ahead of the Falcons in the OCAA Softball standings but have played four more games than the Falcons.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Oct. 12:

Conestoga vs. Fanshawe – 6pm & 8pm

Friday, Oct. 14:

Mohawk vs. Fanshawe – 6pm & 8pm

Sunday, Oct. 16:

Fanshawe @ Humber – 1pm & 3pm

 

 

MEN'S SOCCER:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Soccer team (5-1-1) is currently tied for first place in the OCAA West Division standings.  The Falcons lead the division in goals scored with 20.

 

Fanshawe played host to the St. Clair Saints (5-1-1) last Wednesday evening.  At the half, the Falcons found themselves down 1-0.  Two minutes into the second half, Fanshawe's Robert M'Boko scored on a rebound to tie the game 1-1.  After the goal, St. Clair's goalkeeper received a yellow card immediately followed by a red card and was ejected from the game. The Saints would have to play the rest of the second half with only 10 players. 

 

However, the Saints would manage to score the next two goals of the game and lead 3-1 with less than 20 minutes remaining.  In the 74th minute, M'Boko would close the gap to one on a goal to the top left corner of the net.    After 90 minutes of play, four minutes of extra time were added on and the Falcons would take advantage. After a scramble in front of the Saints goal, M'Boko would slide one past the St. Clair goalkeeper for the hat trick and tie the game for good 3-3.

 

Fanshawe returns to action on Tuesday, October 11, at home when they take on the Mohawk Mountaineers (3-3-1) at 4:30pm. Last time these teams met on September 17, Mohawk handed the Falcons their only loss of the season by a score of 3-1.

 

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, Oct. 11:

Mohawk vs. Fanshawe – 4:30pm

Saturday, Oct. 15:

Fanshawe @ Lambton – 3pm

Wednesday, Oct. 19:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 5pm

 

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER:

 

The Falcons Women's Soccer team (7-0) remains the only undefeated team in the OCAA West Division after defeating the St. Clair Saints (5-1-1) by a final score of 5-4 last week.  The Falcons lead the division in goals for (37) and goals against (5) and are ranked #2 in Ontario and #5 in Canada.

 

On Tuesday evening, the Falcons hosted the St. Clair Saints. Fanshawe would open the scoring in the sixth minute. With two St. Clair defenders covering Fanshawe's Jade Kovacevic, the Falcons striker would find a wide open Alexandria Peat, who would bury the ball past the Saints goalkeeper, giving Fanshawe the early 1-0 lead.   The Falcons would hold the one goal lead until the 50th minute, when the Saints would tie the game.  In a matter of three minutes, St. Clair would score two more goals and take a 3-1 lead.  Fanshawe kept attacking and in the 60th minute, would close the gap to one on a goal by Sheree Uyl. The Falcons weren't done yet and just three minutes later, after a great through ball by Selena Roberts, Kovacevic tied the game 3-3. St. Clair would score again, giving the Saints a 4-3 lead but in the 75th minute, for the second time in the match, Kovacevic would break away past the Saints defenders and tie the game. In extra time, Kovacevic would be awarded a penalty kick after being taken down in the box.  She would score her third goal of the game and Fanshawe would go on to win by a final score of 5-4.

 

Next up, on Wednesday, October 12 at 4:30pm, the Falcons host the Mohawk Mountaineers (3-3). Back on September 17, the Falcons defeated Mohawk by a final score of 2-1.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Oct. 12:

Mohawk vs. Fanshawe – 4:30pm

Saturday, Oct. 15:

Fanshawe @ Lambton – 1pm

Tuesday, Oct. 18:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 6pm

 

GOLF:

 

The Men's and Women's Golf teams took part in the OCAA Provincial Golf Championships last week at National Pines Golf Club in Innisfil, Ontario. 

 

 

On the Men's side, Ryan Ousterhout finished as the top Fanshawe golfer in 13th place overall, shooting 15 over par (74-81-76) over three rounds.  Fanshawe finished in fifth place overall in the Men's Division 1 Championship.  Other scores from Fanshawe included Braydon White (+19), Thomas Code (+19), Adam Libby (+20) and Jake Johnson (+22). 

 

The Women's team finished fifth overall with Kaylee White shooting +65 (13th) and Chenise Marks shooting +67 (14th) for the tournament.

 

 

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Volleyball team is on the road this coming weekend at the Seneca College Invitational Tournament.  The Falcons are 5-0 in exhibition play so far this year, winning the Fanshawe Kickoff Tournament back on October 2.

 

Upcoming Games:

Friday, Oct. 14 – 15:

Fanshawe @ Seneca Tournament

Saturday. Oct. 22:

Fanshawe @ York (EX) – 7:30pm

Wednesday, Oct. 26:

Niagara vs. Fanshawe – 8pm

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

Next weekend, the Women's Volleyball team heads to Niagara College to take part in the Knights Invitational Tournament.  The Falcons are 3-1 so far this exhibition season, losing in the semi-finals of the Fanshawe Kickoff Tournament to the St. Clair Saints.

 

Upcoming Games:

Saturday, Oct. 15 – 16:

Fanshawe @ Niagara Tournament

Wednesday. Oct. 26:

Niagara vs. Fanshawe – 6pm

Saturday, Oct. 29:

Fanshawe @ Sheridan – 1pm

 

 

CROSS COUNTRY:

 

The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams will head to Seneca College to race this Saturday, October 15th in the Sting's Invitational Tournament.  The Women's race starts at 10am and the Men take off at 11am.

 

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

Last Wednesday, the Fanshawe Men's Basketball team had their first exhibition play of the 2016-17 season. The Falcons lost to the University of Windsor 97-59.  Fanshawe's next exhibition game takes place on Wednesday, October 12 at home versus the Laurier Golden Hawks.  The game starts at 7pm.

 

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Oct. 12:

Laurier vs. Fanshawe (EX) – 7pm

Friday, Oct. 14-15:

Fanshawe @ Durham Tournament

Wednesday, Oct. 19:

Waterloo vs. Fanshawe – 7pm

 

 

BADMINTON:

 

The Men's and Women's Badminton teams are headed to the Humber College Invitational Tournament this Friday, October 14th for their first tournament of the season.

 

What you need to know about the Fanshawe Falcons…

 

Robert M'Boko was named the OCAA Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week for October 11.   

 

 

For more information on Fanshawe Athletics:

Web - www.fanshawec.ca/athletics

Phone - 519-452-4430 x6105

Email – r_thorpe@fanshawec.ca