The University of Toronto fastpitch team opened up their 2016 season this past weekend. The dominant team beat Brock 4-1 on Friday night, then lost to the Badgers in game two, 5-3. Toronto continued to swing the bats and make contact against the York Lions, beating them 8-1 and 10-6 on Saturday at Dieppe Park in Toronto. The Blues continued their winning ways beating previously undefeated Queen’s Gaels 13-10 and 12-5 on Sunday. The Blues looks to take on another weekend filled with crucial games on Friday when they host the Ottawa Gee-Gee’s at Dieppe Park at 7 p.m.
The Varsity Blues men’s rugby team dropped their ninth straight consecutive game on Sunday, losing to the Brock Badgers 34-19 at Brock Rugby Field. The Blues are struggling this year, sitting in ninth place and holding the worst record in the OUA at 0-9. Guelph, Queen’s, and Western are the fiercest competitors.
The Varsity Blues women’s soccer team lost 2-1 to the number three nationally-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gee’s on Sunday, which was their fourth consecutive loss. The Blues have been dominant at home, winning two of three, but on the road they are 0-4. The Blues had a solid second half against the Gee-Gee’s; second-year striker Natasha Klasios scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season in the 66th minute, putting her team on the board. The Blues look to add to the win column on Sunday, September 18 when they host the Ryerson Rams at Varsity Centre at 12 p.m. The Blues women’s hockey team lost 4-1 to the Carleton Ravens on Sunday at Varsity Arena. It was the team’s first exhibition game. Toronto opened up the scoring in the first period when third-year forward Meaghan O’Brien put the puck past Carleton goaltender Katelyn Steel at the 14:27 mark. The Blues look to clean up their kinks before the start of the regular season on October 14. Last year, the Blues finished off the season ranked second in the OUA with a 12-4-4 record. Blues goaltender Valencia Yordanov made 19 saves in the loss.The Blues look to get back in the pre-season win column on Tuesday when they host Leaside Wildcats at Varsity Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.
The Varsity Blues men’s soccer team is dominating this year within the OUA, holding a solid 3-0-2 record. The Blues have a solid offensive attack, accumulating 12 goals in the first five games. They tied the Carleton Ravens this past weekend with a 1-1 draw on the road in Ottawa. Delano Capobianco scored the first goal of his OUA career and the Blues first goal of the game in the 70th minute. Six minutes later, Carleton’s Mekonen Lovemore-Whi te tallied the tying goal six minutes later. The Blues host the league’s best team, Ryerson Rams, on Sunday, September 18 at Varsity Centre. Kickoff is set for 2:15 p.m.