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).

BASEBALL
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.

WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY
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.

FOOTBALL
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.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
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.

MEN’S SOCCER
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.

This article was initially published at dailynews.mcmaster

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