weekly
February 5, 2018

BADMINTON:

 

The #13 nationally ranked Fanshawe Falcons Badminton team had a successful weekend at the OCAA West Regionals hosted by University of Toronto - Mississauga.

 

Riley Hogan (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) finished in first place in Women's Singles and Sahil Sahil (India) finished in first place in Men's Singles for the Falcons. They will both represent Fanshawe at the OCAA Provincial Championships.

 

Also qualifying for Provincials is the Falcons Men's Doubles team of San Dang and Allan Pao, who are both London natives.  Dang and Pao went 4-2 on the weekend, good for third place.

 

The OCAA Badminton Provincial Championships will take place on February 16-17 at Mohawk College in Hamilton.

 

 

 

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Volleyball squad, who are ranked #2 in the nation, won their only game last week 3-0 over St. Clair.

 

Thursday evening in Windsor, the Falcons swept the Saints 25-12, 25-19 and 25-16. Fanshawe's offense was distributed evenly, as six different Falcons had at least six points in the match.

 

Fanshawe will look to improve their OCAA regular season unbeaten streak to 29 games when they travel to face the Niagara Knights on Wednesday, February 7.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, February 7:

#2 Fanshawe @ Niagara – 8pm

Saturday, February 10:

Mohawk vs. #2 Fanshawe – 3pm

Wednesday, February 14:

#2 Fanshawe @ #7 Humber – 8pm

 

 

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

 

The #12 CCAA ranked Falcons Women's Volleyball team fell on the road last Thursday to the #15 St. Clair Saints.

 

Fanshawe lost three close sets, 25-21, 25-18 and 25-22. They were led by Meghan Morelli (London, ON), who had 9 kills and 3 blocks. Katie Stewart (Gananoque, ON) added 10 kills.

 

Fanshawe will continue their road swing on Wednesday, February 7 versus the Niagara Knights.

 

Wednesday, February 7:

#12 Fanshawe @ Niagara – 6pm

Saturday, February 10:

Mohawk vs. #12 Fanshawe – 1pm

Wednesday, February 14:

#12 Fanshawe @ #4 Humber – 6pm

 

 

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Basketball team clinched a playoff spot last Friday evening at the Glenn Johnston Athletic Centre, when they defeated the University of Toronto-Mississauga Eagles by a score of 91-73.

 

The Falcons jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a steal and layup from Sean Clendinning (Orillia, ON). A strong drive by Xavier Ellis (Hamilton, ON) resulted in a bucket and a foul for Fanshawe. The Eagles stuck with the Falcons with back-to-back three-pointers, but the home team held a 21-13 lead after the first quarter. The home team extended their lead on a layup from Salim Bagabe (Waterloo, ON), followed by a tip-in from Chris Parker (Toledo, OH). At the half, the score was 40-30 in favour of Fanshawe.

 

In the third quarter, Parker hit a beautiful shot from behind the arc. Unfortunately, Fanshawe foul trouble kept the Eagles within reach. Two Lex Van Iperen (Englehart, ON) layups gave the Falcons a 63-50 lead going into the final frame. The fourth quarter opened with a stop and pop midrange jumper from Sean Clendinning. The fifth year shooting guard added five more points on a deep triple, followed by a pair of free throws. Parker sealed the deal with two foul shots of his own. Despite the Eagles best efforts, Fanshawe went on to win 91-73 and extend their winning streak to three games. Sean Clendinning led the Falcons with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals.

 

The Falcons will continue their home stand on Wednesday, February 7, when they host the St. Clair Saints at 8pm. The last time the two teams met in Windsor on January 24, Fanshawe won 94-78.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, February 7:

St. Clair vs. Fanshawe – 8pm

Saturday, February 10:

Humber vs. Fanshawe – 8pm

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

 

The #15 nationally ranked Fanshawe Women's Basketball team overpowered the University of Toronto-Mississauga Eagles by a score of 96-45 on Friday evening at the Glenn Johnston Athletics Centre.

 

The game started off as a high-scoring affair, as both teams ran the floor well in the first quarter. Fanshawe started the scoring with a strong take from second year guard Claire Dechet (Sarnia, ON). The Falcons continued to push the ball as Mikhaila Wright (London, ON) found Ali Vlasman (Mount Elgin, ON) on the fast break. Last week's OCAA Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week, Chuot Angou (London, ON) added a pair of triples for the Falcons, as they held a 27-16 lead after the first quarter. In the second frame, the Falcons increased their lead with put backs from Hoda Elkholy, who led the team with 11 rebounds. A steal from Kaleigh Morris (London, ON) resulted in a Haly Hawkins (London, ON) jumper to put the red and white up 58-28 at the half. 

 

In the second half, Fanshawe continued to get stops on defense. Wright had back-to-back blocks to give the home team the momentum. Morgan Wagg (Sarnia, ON) had three offensive rebounds for Fanshawe to create extra opportunities. A bank shot from the block by London native Taylor Evans gave the Falcons a 75-39 advantage after three quarters. In the final quarter, second year guard Maggie Jarvis (London, ON) recorded assists on a pair of drive and dishes that resulted in buckets for Fanshawe. The Falcons held the Eagles to only six fourth quarter points and went on to win the game 96-45. Wright scored a team high 19 points and added 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Wagg contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds.

 

Fanshawe will look to maintain their home unbeaten streak when they host the St. Clair Saints on Wednesday, February 7 at 6pm. In their last meeting on January 24 in Windsor, the Falcons defeated the Saints 71-59.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, February 7:

St. Clair vs. #15 Fanshawe – 6pm

Saturday, February 10:

#1 Humber vs. #15 Fanshawe – 6pm

 

 

 

INDOOR SOCCER:

 

Both the Women's and Men's Indoor Soccer teams captured the silver medal at the George Brown Tournament last Thursday.

 

The two teams went undefeated in round robin play. The Falcons Women's team beat Sault College 2-1, St. Lawrence Kingston 2-0 and St. Lawrence Cornwall 1-0 to get a bye to the semi-final. The Fanshawe Men defeated St. Lawrence Kingston 2-1, Georgian 4-0 and Lakehead 3-0 in their round robin to also receive a bye to the semi-final.

 

In the semi-final, the Women defeated Georgian 1-0 and the Men beat Seneca 2-1. Both teams unfortunately fell to host George Brown in the finals, the Women by a score of 1-0 and the Men by a score of 2-0.

 

The Fanshawe Indoor Soccer teams will be in action again on Saturday, February 17 when they will compete in the Sheridan tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

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