Sports Briefs

Cross Country

The Brock University cross country team hosted the Brock Open on October 19. The Brock Open was in great preparation for the OUA Championships that take place on Oct. 26 at McMaster University in Hamilton. The women’s team was very impressive as they finished in second place. Freshman Annelise Martin (Mississauga, Ont.) led the way for the Badgers as she placed sixth overall in a time of 16:18.8 in the 4k race. Brittany Murphy (London, Ont.) finished right behind Martin in seventh place with a time of 16:27.7. In the men’s 8k race, Mike Van Bakel (Aurora, Ont.)

Men’s Hockey

The Brock University men’s hockey team (2-3 OUA) lost a 5-2 game to the Queen’s Gaels on October 19. Queen’s got on the board first with a power play goal at 4:47 of the second period. The Gaels added two more goals in the period and went out to a 3-0 lead to end the second period. The Badgers made it close as they scored two goals in the third period to make it a one-goal game. Queen’s would add one more goal to give them a two-goal lead and then added an empty netter as they went on to win the game 5-2. Matt Abercrombie (Sarnia, Ont.) and Kaine Geldart (Kingston, Ont.) scored the goals for Brock. The Badgers will play their next home game on Oct. 23 against the University of Toronto.

Women’s Basketball

The Brock University women’s basketball team (4-1 overall) beat the Cape Breton Capers 79-48 during the first game of the Bishops Gaiters Classic. Brock had a small lead after the half but shot 55 percent in the second half on route to their 31-point victory. Nicole Rosenkranz (Niagara Falls, Ont.), Andrea Polischuk (Brantford, Ont.) and Samantha De Jong (St. Catharines, Ont.) all had double digit points on route to their victory. In their second game of the tournament, Brock went on to beat Trinity Western by a score of 87-48 and Rosenkranz was named the player of the game. In their final game, Brock went on to beat the host team Bishop’s University by a score of 63-45. De Jong was named the player of the game as Brock went on to win the 2013 Nike Shoot for the Cure Tournament Championship.

Men’s Baseball

The Laurier Golden Hawks (14-8 OUA) defeated the Brock Badgers baseball team (18-6 OUA) by a score of 5-3 to claim the Jason Guindon Memorial Cup at the 2013 OUA baseball championships on October 20. Heading into the championship Brock was the number one seed and lost their opening game 5-3 to the Golden Hawks, who were the fourth seed. The Badgers then battled back defeating Western 7-3 and Guelph 3-2, which gave them a spot in the finals against Laurier once again. With the OUA baseball championships being a double-elimination tournament, Brock had to defeat the undefeated Golden Hawks two games in a row in order to claim the title. In the first game, after three innings of play, the game was tied up at 3-3 and it was either team’s game to win. However, Laurier scored two runs in the fourth inning to go up by two runs. The Golden Hawks kept their two run lead throughout the rest of the game as the Golden Hawks’ bullpen dominated the Badgers allowing no runs, while striking out five to win the championship.

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