This past weekend marked season openers for many varsity teams, and from this weekend’s results, it would not be a surprise to see many teams advancing to playoffs.
On Friday, both men and women’s tennis teams started off the seasons with shutout performances against University of Ontario Institute of Technology, sweeping them in all of their singles and doubles matches. However, later on Friday, the teams put up a fight against McGill University, but the day resulted with a narrow loss to McGill for the men, 4-3, and a 5-2 loss for the women. On Sunday, the men’s team bounced back to come out with a winning record on the weekend with a 6-1 win over York University, though the women were unable to touch the strong Toronto rivals, being shut out 7-0.
The women’s field hockey team welcomed its regular season with three straight wins. The team played a two games on Saturday beating Western 5-2 and shutting out Queen’s 6-0. On Sunday, they beat Waterloo 3-0. Third-year student Alison Lee, led the team this weekend with five goals, while Anna McNeil scored three. Madeline Cho was in goal all weekend and allowed only two goals.
The women’s fastpitch team started its season with two double headers against Laurier and Waterloo, splitting both series and the weekend with a 2-2 record. Renee Ridout pitched a complete-game shutout in the team’s 7-0 win, but the team was unable to sweep the day, dropping the next game by only one run in a 5-4 back and forth loss. On Sunday, the team lost its first game 5-3 to Waterloo, but came back in the second game, winning 6-1.
Along with these teams, the women’s lacrosse team finished the weekend with a 1-1-1 record while the men’s team beat Nipissing 19-11 in its single game. The men and women’s soccer teams faced Ryerson with the women’s team winning 4-1 and the men’s team losing 2-1. The baseball team played a double header against Queens winning its first game 10-3, but losing the second one 6-5. Finally, the women’s rugby team lost its second game of the season to Trent 34-10, now with a 0-2 record.