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<strong>Women&rsquo;s basketball drops another</strong>

Last Saturday, the women&rsquo;s basketball team&rsquo;s struggles continued as they fell to the feet of the Guelph Gryphons. This was their 10th straight loss.

Going into Saturday&rsquo;s game, the Warriors were hoping to turn their unfortunate season around, facing a Gryphons team that has not had a successful season either.

Both teams were slow out of the gate as their offences could not get it going. This resulted in the Warriors leading the Gryphons by one with a score of 8&ndash;7.

The second quarter was a different story as the Gryphons outscored the Warriors 22&ndash;12 and led 29&ndash;20 after one half of play.

The Warriors were able to regain their composure in the third quarter, scoring 20 points while holding the Gryphons to 19, but were never able to bounce back, ultimately losing the game 68&ndash;53.

Erin Tilley led the way for the Warriors with 10 points and 12 rebounds, recording her first double-double of the season. Katherine MacTavish also chipped in 10 points.

With this loss the women&rsquo;s basketball team fell to 2&ndash;12.

<strong>Out in a tough matchup</strong>

The University of Toronto Blues women&rsquo;s hockey team came to CIF Sunday afternoon to face the Waterloo Warriors and left with a win in a competitive bout.

Coming into this game, the Blues have had a very successful season with a 13-4-1 record, good enough for fourth place in the OUA standings. Despite this, the Warriors gave the Blues all they could handle in a tough loss.

The Blues dominated the first period scoring two goals from Sonja Weidenfelder and Kristi Riseley.

In the second period, the Warriors were able to take advantage of the power play with a goal from Rachel Marriot cutting their deficit to one goal.

However, the Blues were able to regain their two-goal lead as Alie Brind&rsquo;Amour-McClure scored early in the third period. Despite a late goal from Carolyn Burke, the Warriors were not able to tack on another, losing the game 2&ndash;3.

Toronto had a balanced attack all game with seven different players recording one point each. Blues goalie Michaela Logan had 11 saves on 13 shots.

Waterloo was led by Rachel Marriott who had a goal and an assist. Waterloo goalie Rebecca Bouwhuis had a busy night with 17 saves on 19 shots.

Even though the Warriors lost, they still remain in the eighth and final playoff spot. They will try to bounce back from this loss when they travel to Kingston on Friday to face a tough Queens Gaels team.

<strong>Shot-after-shot, still a loss</strong>

Last Saturday the men&rsquo;s hockey team travelled to Windsor to face the Lancers in a game that had an unprecedented 91 shots on net. At the end of this offensive slugfest, the Lancers came out on top with a tightly contested win.

The Lancers opened up the scoring with a short-handed goal by Matt Beaudoin, but their lead was short-lived as the Warriors countered with a goal of their own from Andy Smith just a minute and 36 seconds later.

With the first period winding down, Windsor&rsquo;s Kenny Bradford was able to regain their one-goal lead, scoring with four seconds left in the period.

In the second period the Lancers were able to extend their lead to two with a power play goal from Spencer Pommells.

Determined to make a comeback, the Warriors were able to cut their deficit back to one with a goal from Matt Amadio early in the third period. The Warriors continued to put pressure on Windsor goalie Parker Van Buskirk, who had 19 saves in the period.

With their goalie pulled, the Warriors desperately tried to tie the game, but the Lancers secured the victory with an empty net goal by Windsor&rsquo;s MacAulay MacDonnell.

Both goalies in this game were outstanding as Waterloo goalie Justin Leclerc has 42 saves while Windsor&rsquo;s Van Buskirk finished with 43 saves.

The Warriors will try to bounce back from this hard-fought game against the Ryerson Rams on Friday at CIF.


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