Events this weekend
There are plenty of exciting sports to check out if you are around campus this weekend. From football to women’s hockey, there is someting for all different sports tastes. The best part is that all of these events are free for students.
The men’s football team is back at it on Saturday, after an impressive performance and emotional loss to York last weekend. They will go up against the Windsor Lancers, which is the last school the Blues defeated in a football game, back in 2001.
The men’s baseball team will play game two of its best-of-three Ontario University Athletics (OUA) semifinal series with Guelph at Ninth Line Park in Mississauga on Saturday. The game is at 1 p.m., and it could be the contest that sends the defending OUA champions back to the final. The third game in the series will be played Sunday afternoon in Guelph, if it is needed.
The women’s hockey team will play in the Marion Hilliard Tournament at Varsity Arena over the weekend. This is an exhibition tournament that gets the teams involved in some much needed ice time before the season commences in January. The women will be looking to avenge their loss to Laurier in the OUA Final Four this season, as they expected to contend for the national title.
Also, the men’s lacrosse team will take to Back Campus on Saturday. They will face off against Queen’s, who beat the Blues by a goal last Sunday. This should be an exciting return match, and the Blues should be very aggressive, as they seek out their first win of the season. The game commences at 1 p.m.
Both the men’s and women’s soccer clubs take to Varsity Field on Sunday to do battle with the Ryerson Rams. The men own top spot in the OUA North division and the women are third in their respective division. The first game features the men at 1 p.m., followed by the women at 3 p.m.
Finally, the swim team will be holding its Blue and White Meet at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Toronto Blue Jays are playing their final three home games this weekend against the New York Yankees. The Yankees have alreday clinched a playoff spot and the Jays are looking for ways to be optimistic about next season.
The game on Friday begins at 7 p.m. and the first pitch on Saturday is at 4 p.m. Sunday will be an early match, as it starts at 1 p.m.
This may be the last time that fans see Carlos Delgado in a Blue Jays uniform. There are rumours that the team will not be able to afford signing him when he becomes a free agent in the off-season.
The Toronto Argonauts are getting set to host the British Columbia Lions over Thanksgiving weekend. They will play on Monday, October 11 and it will see the best team in the west take on the Argos, who are second in the east.
This may be a momentus game for the Argos, as they hope that quarterback Damon Allen will be ready to make his return on that day. He has been out since mid-August due to a broken leg. If not, Michael Bishop, who has done a good job in Allen’s stead, will likely get the start.