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Inside Excalibur News Archive for September, 2014

Excalibur Weekend Recap

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Busy weekend for lacrosse at J.C. Stadium, with other teams competing away


Another weekend has passed for Trent Excalibur with lots to report from our varsity sports program. Here are the weekend’s results.


Saturday, September 27

Women’s Lacrosse (GAME 1): York (1) @ Trent (22)

Women’s Lacrosse (GAME 2): Queens (13) @ Trent (13)

Men’s Lacrosse: Queens (11) @ Trent (9) 

Women’s Rugby: Trent (10) @ Queens (72)

Women’s Soccer: Trent (2) @ RMC (0)

Men’s Soccer: Trent (0) @ RMC (1)


Sunday, September 27

Women’s Lacrosse Brock (16) @ Trent (6)

Men’s Lacrosse: Ottawa (9) @ Trent (15)

Men’s Rugby: Trent (50) @ Algonquin (36)

Women’s Soccer: Trent (0) @ Queens (4)

Men’s Soccer: Trent (1) @ Queens (1)

Men’s Rowing: Official Results Pending

Women’s Rowing: Official Results Pending


Justin Chiu Stadium saw another big weekend of men’s and women’s lacrosse. Over the weekend Trent hosted 10 separate Lacrosse games. In OUA play our women’s lacrosse team went 1-1-1 across three games this weekend. On Saturday, Trent played out a big 22-1 win versus the York Lions and then went on to battle Queen’s to a 13-13 tie later that same day. On Sunday the Brock Badgers, who currently sit at the top of the OUA standings, proved to be a challenge for Trent as our ladies were defeated 16-6. Trent women’s lacrosse sits sixth out of eleven OUA teams.

In CUFLA action Trent men’s lacrosse played two games this weekend. Saturday added another loss to the record for Trent men’s lacrosse. Excalibur fell 11-9 to the Queen’s Gaels. Trent led halfway through the game but went on to be defeated in the fourth quarter as the Gael’s rallied for the win. Sunday was a different story. Trent lacrosse handed the Ottawa Gee-Gees a 15-9 win. Trent’s season record of 2-5, places them fifth out of seven team in the eastern division. When asked for comment on the teams Sunday performance Head Coach Geoff McKinley said, “"We had contributions from everyone on the field today, our entire roster chipped in. It was a great team win. Today we stayed the course for 80 minutes and it paid dividends."

In Kingston this weekend, Women’s Rugby played the Queens Gaels in a 72-10 loss at Nixon Field. Trent will be looking to come back strong on October 3rd as they take on the York Lions. Trent’s women’s Rugby team currently sits one point up on York, and will be looking for a strong performance to close out their OUA season.

Our men’s and women’s soccer teams also had an eventful weekend as they took on RMC and Queen’s. On Saturday the Excalibur women secured a 2-0 victory against RMC with goals by Adriana Risa (#2) and Amy Vincent (#19) to improve their record to 2-6-1. Sunday was marked by 4-0 loss to the Queen’s squad as the Gaels went up 3-0 in the first half and never looked back. Women’s soccer currently sits 2-7-1 on the season with seven games left to be played.

 On the Men’s side against RMC on Saturday Trent was unsuccessful, falling 1-0 to the Paladins. However, Sunday was marked by a positive game for men’s soccer. Queens went ahead early on a goal in the third minute, but Trent was able to even it up midway through the first half when Marlon Adams (#7) was able to find the back of the net. Both teams battled hard through the second half but neither was able to convert again with the final score standing at 1 apiece. With only six games left in the season Trent men’s soccer currently sits last in the eastern standings with a record of 1-7-2.

            In Ottawa, Trent men’s rugby secured a big win against Algonquin College. With a final score of 50-34 Trent moves ahead in OCAA eastern standings. In their way for the top spot in the OCAA East is hometown rival Fleming College. Trent will have to wait to take on Fleming though. The men’s rugby team is set to host Loyalist College on October 4th at J.C. Stadium as part of an exciting weekend of varsity sport surrounding the Head of the Trent Regatta.

            Trent’s men’s and women’s rowing teams also travelled to Ottawa this weekend to compete in Head of the Rideau Regatta. While official results for all Trent crews are pending there was plenty of great racing on the day. The men’s varsity heavyweight single (Graham Peeters) took home gold, as did the men’s varsity lightweight, and heavyweight doubles. Stay tuned for full results from the regatta later this week. Head of the Rideau is Trent’s first regatta of the season, and a prelude to Head of the Trent: the largest single day regatta in North America.

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For more information, please contact:

Patrick Assinck, varsity coordinator, Athletics & Recreation, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6278 or


Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 9:31 am on 30/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Men's Lacrosse Breaks Losing Streak

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Peterborough, ON

Just under 24 hours after the Men's Lacrosse team suffered a fourth quarter meltdown to Queens they were back at Justin Chiu stadium to take on the Ottawa Gee Gee's in front of 258 fans. Both teams came into the game tied for 4th in the CUFLA east at lackluster 1-5. The Excalibur have suffered 4 losses with 3 goals or less. Ottawa is an expansion program in its first full year in CUFLA.

Trent came out to an early lead and never looked back. They were dominate in the faceoff circle and had spread out scoring. The defense also played very sound and was able to generate some offense. 

Offensive Coach and former CUFLA MVP Josh Wasson said, "We controlled the pace of the game by possessing the ball, ran our offensive sets and scored when the opportunity was there. For 80 minutes we stuck to the game plan and it paid off today."

Defensive Coach Mark Farthing was very succinct with his game summary, "our defence held the fort, did a great job with the sticks, caused turnovers, and hounded loose balls, which generated offence."

Junior close defenseman Brandon Armstong (Orangeville, ON) had 9 forced turnovers on the day as well as scoring short handed when 2 men down late in the fourth. Austin Cairns (Brampton, ON) and Mitch Martin (Ennismore, ON) split the win in net. 

"We had contributions from everyone on the field today, our entire roster chipped in. It was a great team win. We have had 3 games this year where we've had the lead going into the fourth and faultered, today we stayed the course for 80 minutes and it paid dividends." said Head Coach Geoff McKinley.

Scoring Details can be found at:

The Excalibur's next action is 5pm Saturday Oct.4 as part of the Head of Trent Festivities against perennial powerhouse Bishops Gaiters. 

Article by Darren Flannigan

Posted by Geoff McKinley at 8:53 pm on 28/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Woes Continue for Men's Lacrosse

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Peterborough, ON

Men's lacrosse found themselves in familiar spot Saturday vs the Queens Gaels; up at halftime only to be upended by a late fourth quarter surge from their opponent. 

Queens got on the board first 3 minutes into the first quarter before Trent answered back with 2 goals of their own from senior Josh Gilray (Oshawa, ON) and junior Travis Szabolcs (Orangeville, ON). 

Queens would again strike first in the second stanza, while teams would trade goals back and fourth. TU would go into halftime with a 4-3 lead. Markers coming from sophmore Cole McWilliams (Peterborough, ON) and a power play goal from Szabolcs. 

Teams would again trade goals in the third, but again Trent would exit the 20 minute frame +1. 

Queens went on a 2-0 run early in the fourth before Trent would respond with two of their own. Ultimately the Excalibur were unable to finish off their rival losing by a score of 11-9. 

"It's tough to drop to 1-5, a place we did not anticipate ourselves being in halfway through the season. We are playing and competing with top teams but the little details are keeping us from adding W's to the win column. We are a young team and learning every game, but that doesn't take away the sting of these losses" said Head Coach Geoff McKinley

"We played a solid system, we just had a couple errors that were at inopportune times. Our defense did a phenomenal job of pushing the ball and clearing. It is tough the not get the result you want when you play well for the majority of the game." said Defensive coach Mark Farthing. 

Next action for the Excalibur is tomorrow at 5:30pm vs the expansion team the Ottawa Gee Gees as they look to pick up their second win of the season. 

scoring details:

Trent- Travis Szabolcs (2G, 1A), Cole McWilliams (1,2), Josh Gilray (2,0), Niall Caravello (1,1), Ryan Gunn (1,0), Thomas Hoggarth (1,0), Zack Wainman (1,0), Jake Venton (0,1), Matt Smith (0,1), Nick Andreoli (0,1)

Queens-Ryan Wagner (2,1) Brendan Zoehner (2,1) Josh Smith (2,0) Alex Bulla (2,0) Alex Burk (1,1) Chris Haliburton (1,1) Keaton Ward (1,0) Marcus Acaster (0,1) John Dale (0,1) Dylan Hutchinson (0,1) Jordan Nanos (0,1)

With the win Queens moves into 4th place in the CUFLA east with a record of 3-3, the Excalibur fall into a 2 way tie for 5th with Ottawa. 

article by Darren Flannigan

Posted by Geoff McKinley at 11:10 pm on 27/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Excalibur Weekend Rundown

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Rugby, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Rowing All Set for Competition

            Another weekend of varsity sport is on the horizon for those wearing the green and white. Teams will be competing in Peterborough, Kingston, and Ottawa. Justin Chiu Stadium will be hosting another women’s lacrosse tournament as well as two men’s lacrosse games. Other teams will be representing Trent on the road. Here is a breakdown of the weekend:

Saturday, September 27

Women’s Rugby: Trent @ Queens, 1pm

Women’s Soccer: Trent @ RMC, 3:15pm

Men’s Soccer: Trent @ RMC, 3:15pm

Women’s Lacrosse (HOME GAMES): York @ Trent, 8:00am, Queens @ Trent 4:45pm     

Men’s Lacrosse (HOME GAME): Queens @ Trent, 7:00pm.


Sunday, September 27

Men’s Rugby: Trent @ Algonquin, 3:00pm

Women’s Soccer: Trent @ Queens, 1:00pm

Men’s Soccer: Trent @ Queens, 3:15pm

Men’s & Women’s Rowing: Head of the Rideau Regatta, all day in Ottawa

Women’s Lacrosse (HOME GAME): Brock @ Trent, 1:15pm

Men’s Lacrosse (HOME GAME): Ottawa @ Trent, 5:30pm

            There are three Excalibur teams competing in Kingston this weekend. Women’s Rugby will be looking to notch a victory against Queen’s to pass them in the OUA standings. Currently, the Gaels are sitting 1 point above Excalibur. Each has recorded 2 wins and 1 loss on the season. Trent’s women’s and men’s soccer teams will be looking to bounce back after a series of losses on last weekend’s road trip to North Bay and Sudbury. Both men’s and women’s teams will be playing RMC on Saturday and Queen’s University on Sunday. Trent Soccer will be hungry for points this weekend as they seek to improve their season record. Men’s soccer is 1-6-1 on the season, while the women’s team is 1-5-1.

            In Ottawa, Trent’s men’s and women’s rowing teams begin their fall season at Head of the Rideau Regatta. The 5.2 km head style race will be a great challenge as Excalibur competes against other OUA teams from Carleton, McGill, Queens, and University of Ottawa. Men’s rugby will also be playing in our nation’s capital as they square off against Algonquin College in the west end of the city. Trent Rugby is coming off an exciting 43-24 win vs. Seneca College last Wednesday. Excalibur currently sits 2nd in the OCAA east division standings with Algonquin college only 1 point behind them.

            Finally, on home turf at Justin Chiu Stadium men’s and women’s lacrosse have busy weekends. Our ladies lacrosse team will be playing three games over the weekend versus York, Queens, and Brock. They have only had the opportunity to play one other game this season, a 12-12 tie against Carleton. Men’s Lacrosse also has back to back game this weekend. Out of 5 games on the season Trent has gone 1-4 with a number of excruciatingly close games against various rivals. Hopefully home field helps the men’s team as they take on Queens, and the University of Ottawa.

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Assinck, Varsity Sport & Facility Coordinator

Athletics & Recreation, Trent University

Phone: (705) 748-1011 x6278 or

Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 11:42 am on 25/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Trent Varsity Rowing Update: 2014 Season

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

            Trent’s Varsity Rowing team is gearing up for the first regatta of the fall season. On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the team will be travelling to Ottawa to compete at Head of the Rideau. Traditionally, Trent has raced well at Rideau, capturing the Kandahar Trophy (overall leader in points) since 2009. The 5.2 km racecourse is the longest of three head races that form part of Trent’s fall varsity rowing circuit. Under the leadership of Jack Lapum, who is taking on the position of head coach this year, the team will be looking for another strong performance.

            The 2014 roster includes a number of new athlete’s wearing Trent green. Rowing for Trent in the heavyweight men’s single will be Graham Peeters who represented Canada at U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy this past summer. Trent’s light single will be rowed by Alexander Watson, who is coming off a summer of strong performances in the light single with Peterborough Rowing Club.

Dylan Wing, is another notable addition to the team this year. After graduating from Laurentian University last year, Wing will be racing for Trent as he enters into Trent’s School of Education and Professional Learning. Wing’s first race for Excalibur will be at Head of the Rideau in the varsity men’s doubles category with partner Owen Kane. The two have raced together all summer and finished the club rowing season as a top Canadian crew with a 5th place finish in the senior men’s double at Royal Canadian Henley. Wing comes to Trent Rowing with 3 Royal Canadian Henley titles, and silver medal finish in the double at OUAs in 2011.

The women’s heavyweight single will be raced by national development team athlete Sarah Rothwell, who competed for the Canadian U23 national team in 2013, and Western Rowing Club’s summer program this past summer. Although stating that, “purple is a lovely colour,” she also added, “green is by far my favourite, and I look forward to racing for Trent again this fall.”

            Another crew to watch for is the men’s lightweight double. Composed of veteran Trent athletes Joshua King, and Christopher Cookson, the duo will be looking to demonstrate some speed all year as they seek to improve on their 4th place finish at Canadian University Rowing Championships in 2013. Both King and Cookson are coming off very strong summers competing for Ottawa Rowing Club, and St. Catherines Rowing Club, respectively. King, who won ROWONTARIO Championships in the Lightweight Single for Ottawa also had two second place finishes at Royal Canadian Henley in the men’s U23 lightweight pair, and men’s U23 lightweight four. In the latter, he was beaten out by none other than Christopher Cookson and his crew from St. Catherines who captured Henley’s coveted gold medal.

            Trent’s Women’s eights are also going to be interesting crews to watch for. Both the lightweight and heavyweight programs have a number of returning athletes. In addition, both boats include novice athletes from 2013 who have managed to crack the varsity squad.

            One final point to note is the return of former Excalibur rower Andrew Steward-Jones. He will be returning to compete in Ontario again for a stint with the Peterborough Rowing Club. Steward-Jones represented Trent University and Canada with a 4th place finish at World University Rowing Championships in Gravelines, France on September 14, 2014. The Head of the Rideau will be an excellent warm-up for him as he prepares for Head of the Trent on October 4, 2014. After winning the Varsity men’s single last year for Trent Steward-Jones will be returning to race in the biggest single day regatta in North America. Thousands of athletes and spectators will be expected as the Peterborough Rowing Club and Trent University Rowing Club come together to deliver Trent’s biggest fall event.

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Assinck

Trent Excalibur Varsity Sport Coordinator

(705)-748-1011 x.6278

Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 3:08 pm on 22/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Tough Weekend on the Road for Excalibur Soccer

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Men’s and Women’s Teams Fall to Nipissing Lakers and Laurentian Voyageurs

Monday, September 22, 2014

Trent Soccer was on the road last weekend as they travelled north to play in North Bay and Sudbury. Unfortunately, the weekend road trip saw both the men’s and women’s teams fall to their opponents.

On Saturday in North Bay the women’s team played a strong first half with Excalibur up 2-0 through 39 minutes of play on two goals by #5 Katie Steffler. With the first half winding down Nipissing came back to even the score up before the whistle blew. Trent was not able to repeat the performance they had earlier in the game as Nipissing pulled ahead to a 5-2 lead as time closed out.

Next up was the men’s game. Here the Lakers opened up the scoring, jumping out to a two goal lead until Trent’s #9 Patrick Vanderholst was able to put one past the Laker’s keeper. Early in the second half Nipissing notched two more goals, and took the game with a final score of 4-1.

Putting the losses behind them both teams made the 2 hour jump from North Bay to Sudbury. The women kicked off play on Sunday against the Laurentian Voyageurs, but went down a goal very early, in the first two minutes in fact, and were unable to even the score. However, despite the early goal Trent Keeper Emily Webb played a strong game. Facing a total of 11 shots on goal she turned away every other chance the Voyageurs were allowed. Final score 1-0 for Laurentian.

To close out the road trip Trent men’s soccer took to the field against the Voyageurs. In the first half both teams remained scoreless with relatively few offensive chances. In the second half the Voyageurs pulled ahead in the 60th minute as #17 for Laurentian (Matthew Wilkes) put one past Trent Keeper David Ellis. Final Score 1-0 for Laurentian.

Trent Women’s soccer currently sits 9th in the eastern conference with a record of 1-6-1. Trent Men’s Soccer sits 8th in the east with a record of 1-6-1 as well.


For more information, please contact:

Patrick Assinck, Varsity Sport & Facility Coordinator

Athletics & Recreation, Trent University

Phone: (705) 748-1011 x6278 or

Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 3:09 pm on 22/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Busy Weekend at Home for the Excalibur

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The fall season for varsity sports is in full swing here at Trent University.   The Women Lacrosse team hosted a tournament with UOIT, Queen’s University and the University of Toronto while the Men’s Lacrosse team played McGill in the afternoon at the Justin Chiu Stadium.   This past weekend a number of Trent Excalibur teams travelled to complete in cross country, soccer and rugby.


Results from this Weekend:


Saturday, September 20th

Women’s Rugby: Trent University (26) @ Brock University (22)

Women’s Soccer: Trent University (2) @ Nipissing University (5)

Men’s Soccer: Trent University (1) @ Nipissing University (4)

Women’s Cross-Country @ Vic Matthews Open: Jennifer Frobel (20/41), Taylor Sills (30/41), Andrea Pzscola (35/41), Lauren McTavish (40/41)

Men’s Cross-Country @ Vic Matthews Open: Jason Greer (54/65), Alex McKee (57/65), Brad Jennings (57/65), Andrew Hill (61/65), Kendrick Kwok (65/65)


Sunday, September 21th

Women’s Lacrosse (Game 1): University of Ontario Institute of Technology (12) @ Trent University (12)

Women’s Lacrosse (Game 2): Postponed due to thunderstorms

Men’s Lacrosse: McGill University (15) @ Trent University (12)

Women’s Soccer: Laurentian University (1) @ Trent University (0)

Men’s Soccer: Laurentian University (1) @ Trent University (0)


The Women’s Rugby team held off the Brock Badger’s squad to improve their OUA regular season record to 2-1 on the season with an exciting victory in St. Catherines on Saturday.   The Excalibur Cross-Country team took on a competitive field at the Vic Matthews Open in Guelph on Saturday. Trent’s top female finisher, Jennifer Frobel managed to crack the top 20 with a pace of 4:00/k across 6k while on the men’s side Jason Greer paced out at 4:13/k across 10k finishing 54th overall.


The women’s and men’s soccer team will be looking to regroup after a both teams collected a pair of losses on a long road trip, which took them to North Bay & Sudbury.   Women’s lacrosse battled from behind to tie UOIT 12-12 on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, a second game which was scheduled for the early afternoon was cancelled due to lightning. They will have to wait almost an entire month to play their counterparts at University of Toronto. The makeup game will take place on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.


Finally, the Men’s Lacrosse team lost a heart breaker of a game to McGill University on Sunday afternoon. Trent was up 6-0 early on in the game, but McGill University charged all the way back to tie the score at 11-11 to force extra time. In final frames of the match McGill managed to put Trent out of it, winning by a final score of 15-12.


For more information, please contact:

Patrick Assinck, Varsity Coordinator

Athletics & Recreation Department, Trent University

Phone: (705) 748-1011 x 6278 or


Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 3:11 pm on 22/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Trent Cross-Country to Compete In Guelph this Weekend

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Tough Competition Will be Expected

Thursday, September 18, 2014, Peterborough, Ont.

Trent Cross-Country opens the season with a tough ask, competing at the Vic Matthews Open in Guelph this Saturday. The race is attended by a combination of university and open runners. The popular event even features even some Olympic caliber athletes. 

As quoted from the Vic Matthews webpage, “The race is run on the University of Guelph campus on the Canadian Cross Country Championships Course that is located in the University of Guelph Arboretum by the RJ Hilton Centre and Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility.  The course was the site of the 2007-2010 Canadian Cross Country Championships and 2010 OUA Cross Country Championships.”

Top prospects on the women's side for Trent include team captain Anastasia Nepotiuk who has battled back from chronic injuries to represent Trent this fall. Diligent training has resulted in her being in, "the best shape in years."

Joining her are rookies Jennifer Froebel who comes off a summer of strong results. Third year member Tiffany Bathurst also shows promise for a good season. Others are hoping to crack a spot on the squad.

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Assinck

Trent Excalibur Varsity Sport Coordinator

(705)-748-1011 x.6278

Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 1:53 pm on 18/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Trent Men’s Rugby Shows Grit in Wednesday Night Comeback

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

A Big Result for Men's Rugby Versus Seneca College

Wednesday, September 18, 2014, Toronto, Ont. 

After a close loss to Fleming last week Trent was thirsty for their first win of the season. They were paired up against Seneca, who had just come off of a big win against St. Lawrence College the previous Saturday.

After 15 minutes of some even play Jordan Lofthouse (Seneca #14) scored with an overlap on the outside of the field, and the conversion was made by Marko Ilic (Seneca #10).

10 minutes later Seneca gave away a penalty on their 22m line and Trent capitalized with Gabriel Epprecht (Trent #11) scoring a penalty kick. In the last play of the half Jaret Fawcett (Seneca #1) scored on Trent off a penalty play on Trent's 5m line, and the conversion was made by Marko Ilic (Seneca #10).

At the end of the first half things were not looking good for Trent. Score: Trent 3 - Seneca 14.

Head coach David McCully set the tone for his team during half-time with some inspiring words. The 2nd half was marked by a motivated Excalibur team, who was hungry for a comeback. Almost immediately after receiving the kickoff Hayden Ryan (Trent #14) ran the ball into the corner for Trent's first try of the game. Then Trent gave away a penalty on their 22m line, and after several previous failed attempts Marko Ilic (Seneca #10) scored his first penalty kick.

Trent quickly turned the ball over after the next kickoff and spun it out to Hayden Ryan (Trent #14). Ryan sprinted around Seneca's winger and touched the ball down under the posts setting up a successful conversion for Gabriel Epprecht (Trent #11).

Taking the the ball at the next kickoff, Trent ran the ball right back into Seneca's half with Ty Ellis (Trent #13) receiving an offload from Hayden Ryan (Trent #14) and running the ball under the posts. Conversion was made by Gabriel Epprecht (Trent #11).

Instantly, after receiving the next kickoff from Seneca, Trent moved the ball wide. With a three on one overlap Trevor Roberts (Trent #15) offloaded the ball to Gabriel Epprecht (Trent #11) who ran the ball into the try-zone. Gabriel Epprecht (Trent #11) tallied another two points on a successful conversion on his own try.

After a solid 10 minutes of Trent playing defense, Marko Ilic (Seneca #10) was able to push the ball in for their first and only try of the second half. Conversion made by Marko Ilic (Seneca #10).

Trent came right back and within seconds of receiving the kickoff. Spencer Sheffield (Trent #18) broke numerous tackles and dove over the try line. Conversion made by Gabriel Epprecht (Trent #11).

After receiving yet another kickoff Trent had some huge runs made by the forward pack ending with Joey Sargent (Trent #2) receiving a pass from Eli Adair (Trent #12) and falling with the ball under the posts. Conversion made by Gabriel Epprecht (Trent #11).

In the last play of the game Trent came close to scoring yet another try, however the final whistle was blown before they could put up another 5 points. Final Score: Trent 43 - Seneca 24.

Regan Strong, Excalibur Rugby Correspondent 

For more information, please contact:

 Patrick Assinck

Trent Excalibur Varsity Sport Coordinator

(705)-748-1011 x.6278


Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 12:29 pm on 19/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Big Day for Trent Soccer

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Women’s team wins 2-0, men’s team wins 1-0 over RMC


September 14th 2014, Justin Chiu Stadium

The Trent Women’s Soccer Team was victorious Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 win against RMC followed by another win by the Trent Men’s team that ended with a close score of 1-0. #5 Katie Steffler played strong at the top of the field scoring the first goal for the ladies, while #22 Elysia Prasad put away a second in the 72th minute to solidify their win. #7 Marlon Adams scored the only goal for the boys during their very close match against the strong RMC men’s squad. These wins puts both the Trent Men and Women 7th in their respective Eastern divisions.

The Trent Women played very strongly against the RMC soccer squad. Goalkeeper #1 Annalise Buchowski made many spectacular saves throughout the entire game, and had great chemistry with her defense particularly #15 Abby Lloyd. The team work and trust between team members had the ball moving up the field often to #5 Katie Steffler, who lead the game with shots on net and scored Trent’s first goal. The Trent boy’s played neck in neck with their opponents for majority of the game, fighting strong to eventually get the win. #16 Nathan Larson earned MVP for his outstanding effort and performance in today’s match. The win was of course thanks to #7 Marlon Adams who scored a beautiful unassisted goal right into the back of the net.

The Trent Women’s Soccer Team hopes to bank another win this Saturday, September 20th against Nipissing back at Justin Chiu Stadium, 12:00PM EST. The Trent Men’s team also has their next game at home at Justin Chiu Stadium this Wednesday to take on the University of Toronto at 8:00PM EST.  

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Assinck

Trent Excalibur Varsity Sport Coordinator

(705)-748-1011 x.6278


Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 1:09 pm on 18/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Trent Excalibur Takes on Queen’s

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Excalibur Fought Hard Against the Gaels


September 13, 2014, Trent University, Justin Chiu Stadium

The Trent Excalibur’s women’s soccer fought hard against the Queen’s Gaels on Saturday, September 13th. After 90 minutes of play, Trent Excalibur tied 0-0 against the Gaels.

It was a rainy day at Justin Chiu Stadium, but it didn’t keep the fans away. Goalkeeper, Annalise Buchowski, excelled today. She stopped 15 shots on net. As a result of her hard work she was awarded the title of the Most Valuable Player.

Trent Excalibur women’s soccer played their best game of the season yet. Their record now stands at 0-1-3. The Excalibur will face the RMC Paladins tomorrow at Justin Chiu Stadium.

The Trent Excalibur’s men’s soccer team also competed against the Queen’s Gaels on Saturday at Trent’s Justin Chiu Stadium. The Excaliburs played a fast-paced game against the Gaels but they Gaels came out on top winning the game 1-0 against Trent.

Queen’s Chris Michael scored the first goal 11 minutes into the game on a well-placed free kick. However, first year goalkeeper Zachary Silva stopped the Gaels from getting any more goals with an impressive 14 saves. Third year, Will Horton, won the title of Most Valuable Player for the game with the most shots on net against the Gaels.

The Excalibur’s soccer teams will take on the RMC Paladins in another double header tomorrow, Sunday, September 14th at 1:00 pm for Women’s and 3:15 pm for Men’s. 

For more information, please contact:

 Patrick Assinck

Trent Excalibur Varsity Sport Coordinator

(705)-748-1011 x.6278


Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 1:07 pm on 18/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Excalibur Varsity Golf Tryouts

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Kurtis Sweeting, Head Coach of Trent's Varsity Golf Club, is pleased to announce try outs for 2014's Excalibur Team. They will be hosted at Peterborough Golf and Country Club on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Athletes are expected to arrive at 12:00 pm to discuss details concerning the team & season. Try outs will begin at 1:00 pm. 

Please contact Kurtis Sweeting at with any inquiries. 


Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 1:13 pm on 12/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Trent Excalibur 14 Vs. Fleming Knights 15

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Coming off of an undefeated pre season the Trent Varsity Men's Rugby team had their first League game against the Fleming knights at Trent's Justin Chu Stadium on Friday night September 12th.

After 35 minutes of no score Kevin Lee (Trent, #6) ran half the field, stepping defenders for the first points of the game with the conversion made by Gabriel Epprecht (Trent, #14).

Graham Abbott (Fleming, #12) scored a penalty kick in the last play of the the half making the score Trent 7 - Fleming 3.

After 30 brutal minutes filled with some big hits from both sides, Flemings number 5 scored Flemings first try of the game and the convert was made by Graham Abbott (Fleming #12).

5 minutes later Graham Abbott (Fleming #12) scored Flemings 2nd try giving them an 8 point lead with 10 minutes left in the game.

With 5 minutes left Eli Adair (Trent #12) scored a 2nd try for Trent with Gabriel Epprecht (Trent, #14) making a successful conversion, making it a 1 point game with 3 minutes left on the clock.

In the last play of the game Fleming gave away a penalty on their 22 meter line and Trent chose to kick for points. With the kick going slightly wide the final whistle was blown which the final score of Trent 14 - Fleming 15.

Regan Strong, Excalibur Rugby Correspondant 

Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 12:52 pm on 14/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Varsity Women's Volleyball Try-outs

Monday, September 8th, 2014

2014-15 Season Women's Varsity Volleyball Tryout Schedule:
Monday September 8th: 6-8pm
Wednesday, September 10th: 8-10pm
Thursday, September 12: 8:30-10:30pm

Trent Community Sport & Recreation Centre (Main Gymnasium)








Posted by Patrick Assinck at 5:11 pm on 08/09/2014 in General | Perma link

Trent Men’s LAX Home Opener

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Excalibur Men Fall Late Against Carleton Ravens

 September 6, 2014. Justin Chiu Stadium, Trent University

 The Trent men fought hard today but the Carleton Ravens managed to pull ahead 8-6 with less than a minute left in regulation as they narrowly defeated the Excalibur in their Home-Opener on Saturday, September 6th. Cam Breen and Aaron Woods notched the final two Raven goals in the winning effort as the Excalibur Men fell to 0-1 on the season.

 The stands at Justin Chiu Stadium were filled with excited fans for Trent’s Home Opener this season. The game was fast-paced right off the opening face-off with both teams claiming the lead at different points in the game. #4 Josh Gilray was one of the top performers of the game for the Excalibur with two goals in the losing effort. Trent was able to even things up at 6 late in the fourth quarter but Carleton quickly answered back with two goals of their own to seal the deal for the Ravens.

 Trent coach Geoff McKinley said “We just weren’t able to execute on offense today. Our defense was great but we weren’t able to capitalize on some of our scoring chances and it ended up costing us in the end”

 Be sure to come and check out the next game for the Excalibur Men’s Squad on Sunday September 7th at Trent’s Justin Chiu Stadium against Concordia University. This will be the 2nd Game of the Season for the Trent Men as they hope to improve on their results from this afternoon. Game begins at 12pm.

For more information, please contact:

(705) 748-1011 x7878

Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 12:38 pm on 18/09/2014 in General | Perma link

2014 Men's Extramural Hockey Tryouts

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Trent Excalibur is excited to announce tryouts for our extramural men's hockey team. Try-outs will happen at  Kinsmen Civic Center on the following dates:


Sept 22, 4:00-5:00pm (Open)

Sept 23, 4:15-5:15pm (Open)

Sept 24, 4:15-5:15pm  (Invite only)          

Sept 25, 4:15-5:15pm (Invite only) 


                The team is returning for its  third year after a strong showing in its 2013-14 season. We look forward to another exciting year for Trent's only extramural team. Head coach Gavin McKnight can be contacted with any questions at There is a cost of $15 to tryout.

Posted by Kathryn Pearce at 1:55 pm on 04/09/2014 in General | Perma link

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