Mustangs, Lancers keep Lions at bay


Emily Goodwin | Editor-in-Chief

Featured image courtesy of Jojo Qian/York Lions

The Lions travelled to London and Windsor this past weekend, taking on the Western Mustangs Friday night and the Windsor Lancers Saturday afternoon.

The women’s team easily took down the Mustangs, defeating them three sets to one. The first two sets made it clear that the Lions were the dominant team on the Alumni Hall court.

In the third set, however, the Lancers came out swinging and crushed the Lions 25-11. The Lions bounced back in the fourth set, which was a tight battle right to the end, but the Lions were able to pull away by three points to win 25-22.

When the men’s teams took to the court, the Lions could not replicate the success of the women’s team. They lost in straight sets to the Mustangs with a final score of 0-3.

The Lancers proved to be a formidable foe on Saturday. In the women’s match, the two teams were evenly matched, but the Lancers were able to pull ahead just enough to win three of the five sets, taking down the Lions 3-2.

Sets three and four were the best for the Lions, who narrowly beat the Lancers 25-22. They kept this momentum up and squashed their opponent in the fourth set, winning it with 25-14.

The tie-breaking set was a closely fought battle as both sides raced towards the 15-point mark, but in the end it would be the Lancers who would get there first.

The men’s team had a similar struggle and fell to the Lancers 3-1. After losing the first two sets, the Lions broke through in the third set for their first win of the match at 25-21.

Their victory was short-lived though, as the Lancers came back to take down the Lions in the final set of the game, at 25-20.

Recording the most kill over both games on the women’s team was second-year Olivia Kim with 34. Leading the men’s side was Andrew Tauhid with 19 kills.

The women’s team now sit in fourth in the OUA East with a 4-4 season record, while the men are in fifth with 3-4 for the season.

The Lions will return home for the final game of 2019 this Friday, November 29 to take on the RMC Paladins. The women play at 6:00 p.m. and the men will follow at 8:00 p.m.

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