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September 25, 2017

MEN'S BASEBALL:

 

In a rematch of last year's National Championship game, the defending National Champion Fanshawe Falcons Men's Baseball team hosted the St. Clair Saints on Saturday. Fanshawe won the first game of the doubleheader by a score of 3-2. The Falcons fell in the second game by a final score of 13-0.

 

The Falcons went up 1-0 in game one, when Faris Adamou (Mississauga, ON) hit a double to the centrefield fence to score Jeremy Noonan (London, ON) in the third inning. In the sixth inning, St. Clair took the lead with a 2-run double. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Fanshawe's Noah McKillop (Ariss, ON) had a leadoff double, followed by a Noonan single to bring the Falcons within scoring position. Adamou then came to the plate and played the hero, belting a walkoff 2-run triple to give the Falcons an exciting 3-2 victory. Tyler Wood (Niagara Falls, ON) recorded the complete game win (1-0) in his pitching debut, with 7 strikeouts.

 

In game two, St. Clair started off the scoring with one run in the first inning. The Saints had the bases loaded in the second inning, but Fanshawe's Alex Mahar (Belleville, ON) made a strong defensive play to tag the St. Clair runner and get the third out. With the Saints' threatening to score again in the third, Fanshawe was able to get the runner heading to home plate to end the inning. Unfortunately, St. Clair would eventually capitalize on their opportunities, scoring two runs in the fourth inning to go up 3-0. The Saints would use that momentum and go on to win by a final score of 13-0 after six innings. The losing pitcher for Fanshawe was Markham native Stephan Barclay (1-2).

 

Fanshawe returns to action on Saturday, September 30, when they host the Humber Hawks at Pulham Field at 12pm and 2:30pm.

 

Upcoming Games:

Saturday, Sept. 30 @ Pulham Field:

Humber @ Fanshawe – 12pm & 2:30pm

Sunday, Oct. 1 @ Pulham Field:

Durham @ Fanshawe – 12pm & 2:30pm

Friday, October 6:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 6pm & 8pm

 

 

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL:

 

The Fanshawe Women's Softball team went 2-2 this past weekend, splitting games with Mohawk and Seneca.

 

On Friday night, Fanshawe lost the first game versus the Mountaineers 10-6 but rebounded to win the second by a score of 6-4.

 

Mohawk started strong in game one, scoring six runs in the opening inning. Fanshawe's Ali Bergman (Embro, ON) responded in the bottom of the first with a huge hit to left field to score two for the home team. Falcons rookie Kim McCaul (Whitby, ON) started the second inning with a diving catch for a first out, but Mohawk would add two runs before the end of the inning to make the score 8-2. The Mountaineers added another run in the third inning to extend their lead. Fanshawe heated up in the fifth inning with RBIs from Amber Preszcator (Hensall, ON), MacKenzie Kelly (Oil Springs, ON) and two from McCaul to cut the visitor's lead to 9-6. Unfortunately, the Falcons couldn't recover from the early deficit, and fell by a final score of 10-6. Fanshawe pitcher Shianne Martin (Wyoming, ON) (1-4) took the loss.

 

In the second game of the doubleheader, Samantha Fuller (Ingersoll, ON) had a leadoff single in the bottom of the first. Jacey Lochert (Bellwood, ON) then hit a single to score Fuller to put Fanshawe up 1-0. In the third inning, Mohawk tied the game at one. In the fourth inning, Carly Carroll (Norwich, ON) scored Preszcator to take the lead. With the bases loaded, Fuller hit a single down the third base line to score two for Fanshawe. The Falcons added a final run before the end of the inning with an Emily Davis (London, ON) sacrifice fly to score Fuller and give the home team a 6-1 lead. In the fifth, Mohawk scored one run, but Lochert recorded back-to-back strikeouts to end the top of the inning. The Mountaineers would score two runs in the final inning but it wasn't enough as Fanshawe closed them out to win the game 6-4. Lochert got the win for the Falcons to improve her record to 2-2 on the season.

 

The Falcons then split games with Seneca on a scorching Sunday afternoon, winning the first game by a score of 6-4 and falling in the second game 7-1.

 

In game one, Seneca scored in the second inning with a 2-run double. Kelly started the bottom of the second with a single, followed by a stolen base. She then advanced to third on a McCaul single and would eventually score to put the Falcons on the board. MacKayleigh Timmington (Wyoming, ON) then had an RBI single to score McCaul to tie the game at two. In the top of the third inning, the Sting retook the lead 4-2. Fanshawe responded with three runs of their own to make the score 5-4 for the home team after three innings. The Falcons extended their lead in the sixth inning when a huge hit from Preszcator scored Fuller. The Falcons ended the game on a double play by Lochert. Bergman (1-0) picked up her first career win for the Falcons.

 

In game two, the Sting once again opened the scoring in the second inning to go up 1-0. In the fifth inning, Seneca would add to their lead on a 2-run double to left field. The Falcons had a couple of strong hits in the fifth, however couldn't capitalize. Seneca would add four more runs in the top of the sixth. Fanshawe recorded one run in the final inning before falling to the Sting 7-1. Andrea Webster (Wilsonville, ON) (0-2) took the loss for the home team.

 

Fanshawe's next game will be on the road on Wednesday, September 27, when they travel to Hamilton to face the Mohawk Mountaineers.

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Sept. 27:

Fanshawe @ Mohawk – 6pm & 8pm

Saturday, Sept. 30:

Humber @ Fanshawe – 6pm & 8pm

Tuesday, Oct. 3:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 6pm & 8pm

 

MEN'S SOCCER:

 

The Fanshawe Men's Soccer team remains undefeated after last week's matches. The Falcons are currently ranked #7 in the CCAA.

 

On Wednesday evening, the Fanshawe Men defeated the Lambton Lions by a final score of 1-0.

 

The first half was a defensive battle, with the total shots on goal being only 2-0 in favour of the Falcons. Fanshawe controlled the majority of the possession, with midfielders Thomas Sackor (Kitchener, ON) and Tomas Alvarez (London, ON) both creating chances for the Falcons. Unfortunately, the Lambton defenders were able to block a couple of Fanshawe's dangerous shot attempts to keep the game scoreless after the first 45 minutes.

 

The Falcons continued to pressure the Lions in the second half and got their best chance of the game when Mike Sneddon (Mount Brydges, ON) got his head on a corner kick that was saved by the Lambton goalkeeper. Shortly after, Fanshawe scored on another corner by Bai-Essa Coker (Bakans, Gambia) in the 74th minute to give the home team the 1-0 lead. Despite Lambton's best efforts, the Falcons would go on to win the match.

 

Fanshawe then defeated Redeemer 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. The first goal of the game was scored in the 78th minute by Sneddon off of a Fanshawe corner kick. The Falcons extended their lead when veteran Jacob Atkinson (Forest, ON) scored in the 84th minute to make the score 2-0. Fanshawe had 18 shots on goal compared to Redeemer's 3.

 

Fanshawe will be on the road for their next three games, starting on Tuesday when they travel to Sarnia to play the Lambton Lions.

 

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, Sept. 26:

Fanshawe @ Lambton – 5pm

Saturday, Oct. 7:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 2pm

Wednesday, Oct. 11:

Fanshawe @ Niagara – 6pm

 

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER:

 

he #9 CCAA ranked Fanshawe Women's Soccer team had two   dominating wins this past week, and now sit alone at the top of the OCAA West Division standings.

 

On Wednesday evening, the Falcons beat Lambton 5-0. Fanshawe started strong in the first half, with a number of shots on goal early in the game. In the 9th minute, Falcons forward Chelsea Zavitz (St. Thomas, ON) slid a ball past the Lambton goalkeeper to give the home team an early 1-0 lead.  In the 33rd minute, Fanshawe's Allison Pike (Mississauga, ON) sent a cross into the box, which deflected off a Lambton defender into the net to give the Falcons a 2-0 lead. In the opening half, Fanshawe outshot Lambton 16-1 and 7-0 in shots on goal.

 

In the second half, the Falcons wasted no time increasing their lead, scoring in the 46th minute on a Sheree Uyl (Blyth, ON) breakaway. Fanshawe continued to press and Uyl netted her second of the game with a brilliant shot into the top left corner in the 52nd minute. The Falcons drew a penalty kick in the 68th minute and Zavitz buried her second of the game to extend the lead to 5-0. In the game, the Falcons had 35 total shots to the Lions 4 and shots on net were 12-0 in favour of Fanshawe.

 

On Saturday afternoon, the Falcons went up 5-0 on Redeemer after the first 45 minutes of play. Fanshawe had goals from Stephanie Mitchell (London, ON), Amber-Lea Hodgins (London, ON), Pike and two from Uyl in the first half. In the second, Pike scored her second of the match and Hailey Corvari (Orangeville, ON) got on the scoresheet for the Falcons. Uyl took over the last 30 minutes of the game, scoring four more goals. Uyl's six goals ties the Fanshawe single game scoring record set by Jade Kovacevic in 2016. Goalkeeper Ali Vlasman (Mount Elgin, ON) recorded her fourth shutout of the season. Shots on goal were 29-3 in favour of the Falcons.

 

Fanshawe begins their 3-game road swing on Wednesday against Lambton.     

 

Upcoming Games:

Wednesday, Sept. 27:

Fanshawe @ Lambton – 5pm

Saturday, Oct. 7:

Fanshawe @ St. Clair – 12pm

Wednesday, Oct. 11:

Fanshawe @ Niagara – 4pm

 

 

CROSS COUNTRY:

 

The Men's and Women's Cross Country teams competed in the Fleming College Invitational this past Sunday. Despite the record heat, the Falcons were extremely successful, finishing first in both the Men's and Women's team events.

 

Falcons runner, Janelle Hanna (Peterborough, ON) finished with an individual gold, with a time of 26:48. The Falcons Men's team top runner was Jordan Kadlecik (Grand Bend, ON), who's time of 30:16 was good for individual silver.

 

The Cross Country team's next race will be the Seneca College Invitational on Saturday, September 30.

 

 

GOLF:

 

The Fanshawe Golf team participated in two tournament's this past week.

 

On September 21 at the Georgian Invitational, Thomas Code (Dorchester, ON) finished tied for third with a score of 72.

 

The Falcons then competed in the Lakehead Orillia Invitational on Friday. The Men's team finished in third place, with Code finishing tied for first individually with a 69. Fanshawe's Blake Mackey (Walkerton, ON) and Turner Balasin (Strathroy, ON) shot 70 to tie for third.

 

Fanshawe will travel to Niagara today to play in their final tournament before the OCAA Championships. The OCAA Provincial Championships will take place October 2-4 at the Crimson Ridge Golf Course in Sault Ste. Marie.

 

 

 

For more information on Fanshawe Athletics:

Web - www.fanshawefalcons.ca

Twitter/FB/Instagram - @fanshawefalcons

Phone - 519-452-4430 x6105

Email – n_carriere@fanshawec.ca