McMaster Marauder sports update Sept. 4-10: Football, baseball teams get strong starts


In the opening week of varsity action the football and baseball teams picked up right were they left off last season. In front of a near- capacity crowd at University Stadium in Waterloo the football team over came a five-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat Waterloo in the dying moments of their opening game. The baseball team continued to roll defeating Western in both games of the season opening doubleheader.

Sept. 4-10

ORDER OF REPORTING: Sport; Results; Highlights (if available).

7beat Durham College 6-0 in the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association First Pitch Classic at SkyDome. Matt Fortuna led the offensive attack with 3 hits and 2 runs batted in. Brett Gibson, Josh Krywionek, Clayton Mohamed, and Scott Hughes combined to hold Durham to just one hit.
7swept their season opening doubleheader at Western, 8-4 and 13-0. Matt Fortuna led the offence with 4 hits, 6 runs batted in, a stolen base, and a home run. Josh Krywionek gave up only one hit over five innings.

7in their first game of the season MAC defeated Queen's 1-0 at the University of Toronto Invitational tournament. Alicia Seroski scored the game-winning goal.
7MAC lost three tough games to finish the tournament. Game scores were 6-0 vs. Guelph, 5-0 vs. Carleton and 3-0 vs. St. Mary's.

7won a hard-fought game with Waterloo 41-33. Kojo Aidoo led the Marauder offence with 250 yards rushing on 25 carries. Aidoo also scored 2 touchdowns. His second, coming with 1:53 remaining in the game, sealed the victory. Ray Mariuz led the defense with 7 tackles. Mike Shannon and Dave Kuzamanovich had an interception apiece.

7lost to Guelph 1-0. Carla Filice had a strong showing in her first game with the Marauders.
7tied Brock 0-0. Erin Wilson had a solid game in net, shutting out the opposing offence.

7beat Guelph 3-0. Jason Shannon, Carlos Llamas, and Afifi Ahmed each scored goals for MAC.
7despite controlling the pace for most of the game MAC lost to Brock 3-1. Alex Katsaros scored MAC's only goal.


ORDER OF LISTING: Sport; Location; Time; Notes (if applicable).

September 12:
BASEBALL; doubleheader at home vs. Brock, 6 & 8 pm

September 13:
MEN'S RUGBY; home vs. Brock, 3 pm

September 14:
GOLF; at Windsor, 9 am
WOMEN'S RUGBY; at Trent, 6 pm

September 16:
BASEBALL; doubleheader at Laurier, 1 & 3 pm
FOOTBALL; home vs. Windsor, 2 pm
WOMEN'S LACROSSE; home vs. Guelph 9 am, Toronto 11:15 am, Queen's 1:30 pm
MEN'S LACROSSE; home vs. York, noon
SOCCER; at Windsor; Men at 1 pm, Women at 3 pm
MEN'S TENNIS; at Waterloo, 9 am

September 17:
BASEBALL; doubleheader at home vs. Waterloo, 1 & 3 pm
MEN'S LACROSSE; at Toronto
WOMEN'S RUGBY; home vs. Guelph, 1:30 pm
MEN'S RUGBY; home vs. Carleton, noon
SOCCER; at Western; Men at 1 pm, Women at 3 pm
WOMEN'S TENNIS; home vs. Toronto and Laurier, 9 am