|This Week's Sporting News|
Trent Women's Volleyball Team Leads Their Division
Belleville, ON - The Trent University volleyball teams traveled to Belleville to play the Loyalist Lancers, Wednesday, November 2, in OCAA league play.
In the women's game Loyalist looked to be in control early as they won the first two sets. However, in the third set Trent took control of the match and didn't look back, winning the match 3-2(24-26, 22-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-7). Laura Lynch led the way for Trent with 16 kills.
"We had some unlucky breaks in the first two sets but we stuck to our game plan even though we were down - and it paid off with the win," said Assistant Coach Adam Ruck. With the victory Trent improves to 2-1 and moves into a first place tie in the OCAA East Division with Algonquin College.
In the men's game, Trent fell to the division leading Lancers by a score of 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-17).
"I felt like we really could have won this game, we were in every set. We just didn't execute," said co-captain Leath Swierenga. With the loss the Trent men drop to 1-2 on the season.
Athletes of the Week
Trent University is proud to announce that Marie Laforme is the Riley's-Junction female Athlete of the Week for the week of October 31. Marie is a member of the Trent rowing team and earned two bronze medals at the OUA Championships, in the heavyweight single and the heavyweight eight boats. Marie hails from Hamilton, Ontario and is a fourth year Biology student.
Trent University is proud to announce that Mike Minor is the Riley's-Junction male Athlete of the Week for the week of October 31. Mike's 48th place finish helped the Trent cross country team to a 10th place finish at the OUA Championships. Mike is a native of Thunder Bay, Ontario and is a second year Political Studies student.
Trent University Medals at OUA Rowing Championships
Welland, ON - Trent University's Lauren Chewter won two medals as she captured the lightweight single and added a silver in the lightweight double at the OUA Rowing Championships in Welland Saturday, October 29.
Trent's Fraser Burkhart also collected two medals, as he rowed to a bronze medal in both the men's heavyweight single and the men's heavyweight double. Other medalists for Trent were Marie Laforme with a bronze in the women's heavyweight single, and the women's heavyweight eight with a bronze medal.
However, it was the University of Western Ontario that dominated the water as they captured both the men's and women's championships. The Western men posted a total score of 122, followed closely by Queen's University with 104 points. On the women's side Western collected 105 points, with Queen's University once again finishing in second place with 81 points.
The University of McGill won the men's heavyweight eight race while the Western Mustangs won the women's heavyweight eight.
The OUA men's coach of the year was John Muor from McGill University, while Scott Feddory of Queen's University was named the OUA women's coach of the year.
The teams will continue preparing for the Canadian University Rowing Championships which will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, November 4 to 6.
Merilainnen named OUA All-Star with a Strong Performance
Kingston, ON – Trent University's Jutta Merilainen finished 10th, at the OUA Cross Country Championships and was named to the OUA All-Star team.
Jutta finished the 5km race in a time of 18:56. Stephanie Mitchell finished in 71st place with a time of 21:11. Chantal Gagne finished in 80th place (21:25), and Rachel Herron finished in 81st place (21:41). The women's team finished in 13th place overall, out of 15 teams.
On the men's side leading the way was Zekarias Habtmichael finishing the 10km race in 16th place (33:00). Mike Minor finished in 48th place (35:20) and Scott Takala was 60th (36:27). The men's team finished in 10th place overall, out of 14 teams.
"It was a great weekend for us, Jutta ran a gutsy race as she challenged the top runners. All of the athletes ran real hard and will continue to train for the upcoming meets," said Assistant Coach Richard Borek.
The Canadian Interuniversity Championships will be held Saturday, November 12 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Posted October 31, 2005
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