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. , 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 Trent was unsuccessful, falling 1-0 to the Paladins. However, 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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