It was a terrific weekend for Adrienne Goldsworthy of the UW women’s soccer team.
The team defeated the Brock Badgers, 5–3, on Oct. 7 in which Goldsworthy scored four goals for the Warriors.
Within the first five minutes of the game, Brock took a 2–0 lead. The Warriors remained calm under pressure and Goldsworthy scored a penalty kick in the 19th minute to bring the Warriors within one.
In the early second half, Waterloo was still down 3–1. Goldsworthy took control of the game with three straight goals at the 50th, 55th, and 65th minute. The incredible 10 minute span gave the Warriors a 4–3 lead with 30 minutes left in the game.
Goldsworthy’s four goal performance was a Waterloo women’s soccer record. As a reward for her tremendous performance, she was named the Pioneer Energy OUA athlete of the week and it is the second straight week a Waterloo Warrior earned that honour.
Waterloo is now ranked seventh in the OUA west with a score of 3–8–1 and will continue their march towards the playoffs this weekend, with a match against Windsor on Saturday and Western on Sunday.
It was a tough season for the Warriors Tennis team partly due to the unavailability of key players who couldn’t play in all the matches. The Waterloo Warriors went into the season-ending tournament, the OUA Championship on Oct. 5 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
The men’s team was ranked fourth out of the seven universities that participated in the Championships, just half a point behind the bronze medal winner. It was a big disappointment for the Warriors, but it was at least better than their sixth place finish of the regular season.
With a 10–5 victory over the Western Mustangs on Oct. 5 in London, Warriors are ready for the OUA quarter-finals next weekend. Megan Colwell and Nastasha Vrablic scored five points each to secure the win for the Warriors.
The Waterloo women’s rugby team finished the season 5–1, enough for the second spot in the OUA Shields Division while Western went 3–3 for the third spot.
It was an implausible win for men’s rugby as Waterloo defeated the Laurier Golden Hawks with a 19–13 win at the CIF fields on Oct. 5.
The Hawks opened the scoring with a penalty goal to give them a 3–0 lead. Warriors did not give up easily and they piled on the pressure on Laurier’s backfield. Zach Bogdon and Richard Lebel each added seven points that led Waterloo to the critical victory.
The Warriors are now in the third spot in the OUA with a 3–3 record while Laurier still remains winless with an 0–5 record for the season.