Wesmen Briefs

Men’s basketball lose on the road in pre-season

Oct. 4: Wesmen 74, Lakehead 85
Oct. 5: Wesmen 80, Lakehead 90

Despite battling hard over the course of two games in Thunder Bay, Ont., against the Lakehead University Thunderwolves, the Wesmen men’s basketball team came up short in pre-season action. The Wesmen looked good on the court, keeping the games close as several stars shined through the pre-season grind. Jordan Clennon was one of those stars, topping the Wesmen scoreboard in both games, for a total of 39 points over the weekend. The Wesmen also managed to finish the second game against Lakehead with impressive success in three-point territory, making 11-27 shots for a 41 per cent average, according to a Wesmen Athletics press release.The men’s basketball regular season begins on Friday, Nov. 2, against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on the road.

Men’s soccer comes away with two tie games on the road

Oct. 6: Wesmen 0, Lethbridge 0
Oct. 7: Wesmen 1, Lethbridge 1

The Wesmen men’s soccer team came back from a weekend on the road in Lethbridge, Alta., with two tie games, bringing their overall losing record to 0-7-3. On Oct. 6, the Wesmen played against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns for the first in a two-game series. Despite being completely out-shot by 13-1 in the first half and 9-4 in the second, the Wesmen managed to avoid another crushing loss due to the exceptional play of goalkeeper Tyson Farago, who made 12 difficult saves throughout the match. On Oct. 7, the teams were more aggressive and the Wesmen came close several times to eking out their first win of the season. Wesmen player Ross Pinhammer opened the scoring at the six minute mark with a free kick. The Pronghorns didn’t respond until the 79th minute, in what turned out to be an ugly game that included 32 fouls. The Wesmen play Calgary Dinos at home this weekend.

Published in Volume 67, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 11, 2012)

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