It’s now getting to the busy time of the year for OUA athletics. Some teams are getting into the heart of their season, where playoff races begin to heat up. For others, they’re preparing with exhibition games as new seasons approach. Here’s a recap of how Brock Badgers did this past weekend:
The Badgers baseball team opened up their OUA home schedule, welcoming Laurier and Ryerson to St. Catharines. On Saturday, the Badgers showed success against Laurier as they won game one 11-5 and game two 8-4. Dylan Perego pitched a strong eight innings in game one for the Badgers and Justin Gideon went two for four with a home run, two runs batted in and four walks in game two. On Sunday, the Badgers picked up another two wins over Ryerson; game one was a final score of 6-3 and a final score of 11-3 in game two.
This upcoming week, the Badgers will face Laurier in a couple of exhibition games in St. Catharines, before travelling to Waterloo for two games on Saturday. They then return home on October 4 to face McMaster in two games at George Taylor Field at 12:00 p.m. The Badgers have a total of six season games remaining.
Heading into a very important weekend, the Badgers men’s lacrosse team had a 3-2 record prior to the games against Laurentian and Nipissing. Saturday’s game versus Laurentian didn’t get off to a great start. The Badgers, like they have before this season, let Laurentian take a lead into halftime. This forced the team to try and make a late comeback, but they could not get it done and dropped the game 13-11. On Sunday, though, the Badgers came back stronger, winning the game 26-6 over Nipissing.
Next weekend, the Badgers play Guelph at Alumni Field beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, then travel to University of Toronto on Friday. They’ll also host Toronto on Oct. 4 at Alumni Field for a 2:00 p.m. start.
Heading into the weekend undefeated, the women were riding a high note as they were put in the position to play two games in one day as they travelled to Peterborough. In their first game versus Trent University, the Badgers won 10-6, but the second game didn’t end with the same results. However, the Badgers didn’t lose to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. The two teams tied 11-11 bringing the Badgers record to 4-0-1.
Next weekend the Badgers will travel to Waterloo for two games in one day, as they play Laurier and Guelph on Saturday.
Men’s and Women’s Soccer
The Badger soccer teams travelled to Waterloo for a weekend trip and they came back with positives. Though, a 6-2 loss to Laurier on Friday was not the best start, they came back on Sunday to beat Waterloo 2-1. It was the men’s second win of the season – surpassing their win total from last season. The women dropped both their games 1-0.
Next weekend, the teams will play one game on Saturday as they welcome Guelph to St. Catharines. The women’s game begins at 1:00 p.m. and the men kick-off at 3:15 p.m.
Brock’s men’s rugby went to Waterloo and came away with a strong 25-19 win. This win brings their record to an even 2-2 with only four games remaining. The Badgers will get next weekend off from.
The women’s rugby team welcomed Waterloo to Brock and the teams tied 22-22 taking the Badgers record to 0-2-1 with two season games remaining. They will need to win their final games against Trent and Western to have any realistic chance at the playoffs.
After a strong Steelblade Classic, the men travelled out east for three games against strong CIS teams. In Nova Scotia the Badgers dropped two games versus Acadia University by a score of 4-3 and 3-1. Then on Sunday in New Brunswick the Badgers faced off versus the Universite De Moncton and dropped the game 5-2, ending their trip 0-3. They are now 3-3 in preseason play.
To end preseason, the Badgers travel to Ohio to play Ohio State University. This will be a great test as the season will begin only a weekend later in Waterloo.
The Badgers women’s hockey team opened preseason play this past weekend versus Toronto, as they dropped the game 5-2. They’ll get one more tune-up game against York University next Saturday beginning at 2:00 p.m. before the season begins.
Men’s and Women’s Basketball
It might have just been a preseason game, but the Badgers welcomed Niagara College to the Bob Davis Gym and saw a half-packed crowd. The men won the game convincingly with a 98-69 win backed by 21 points from Dani Elgadi. The women pulled out a successful 69-42 win as they got 11 points each from Jenalyn Yumol and Kate Harpur.
The men will now travel to Manitoba in just over a week for three games against Brandon University, Manitoba University and Macewan University. The women will stay at home as Memorial University will be here to play the Badgers this Friday in Bob Davis Gym starting at 7:00 p.m.