Johnson, Petrovic named OUA Athletes of the Week

Johnson, Petrovic named OUA Athletes of the Week

BURLINGTON, Ont. - The following athletes have been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week for the period ending September 8th, 2015.

FEMALE: Kiyani Johnson (Markham, Ont.) – 1st yr. – York Lions – Soccer

York Lions rookie striker Kiyani Johnson scored three goals in two games to help lead the Lions to a pair of victories over Brock and Windsor this past weekend.

Entering both games in the second half, the first-year Psychology student-athlete made the most of her time on the pitch.

On Saturday against the Brock Badgers, Johnson scored the first two goals of her OUA career in style, finding the back of the net twice in just 12 minutes.  Johnson's goals in 70th and 82nd minutes, helped York cruise to a 7-1 victory over the Badgers.

The following day, Johnson finished off a beautiful passing play by going bar down for the eventual game-winning goal in the 72nd minute, completing the Lions comeback in a 2-1 win over the Windsor Lancers.

Through the first two weeks of the season, Johnson is second on the team and tied for ninth in OUA with three goals.

Johnson and the Lions return to action on Thursday when they host the McMaster Marauders at 5:00 p.m.

MALE: Erik Petrovic (Sombor, Serbia) – 3rd yr – UOIT Ridgebacks – Soccer

The UOIT Ridgebacks find themselves off to the best start in program history thanks in large part to the strong play of Erik Petrovic.

Petrovic scored twice on Saturday as the Ridgebacks defeated the Trent Excalibur 4-2.

After falling behind 1-0 early, Petrovic evened the score at the 25 minute mark of the first half.

UOIT would added another before the third-year Business Commerce student-athlete found the back of the net once again, stretching the Ridgebacks lead to two.  That goal would hold up as the eventual game winner.

Through three games this season, Petrovic is tied for the league lead in goals with three.

After a tie with Nipissing to open the season, the Ridgebacks have won back-to-back games and find themselves tied with the Ryerson Rams atop the OUA East division standings.

This weekend, the Ridgebacks head out onto the road for a trip to the nation's capital where they'll take on the Carleton Ravens.

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