OUA By the Numbers (Dec. 6)

Photo by York Lions
Photo by York Lions

3,296 – It was a marquee matchup to remember when the Brock Badgers welcomed the Carleton Ravens to the Meridian Centre. Not only did the game feature the top two men’s basketball teams in the country, but the fan support also generated a new attendance record for the Brock basketball program, as a total of 3,296 fans flooded the arena.  

2002 – Laurier Golden Hawks goaltender Chris Festarini continued his strong season with a shutout in the team’s School Day Game win against Waterloo. Not only was the goose-egg his first career shutout, but it also marked the first time that a Laurier goaltender allowed no goals in a game against the Warriors since 2002.

1,000 - Sofia Paska not only sparked her Ryerson Rams women’s basketball team to a pair of wins this week, but also achieved a personal milestone. The fourth year forward etched her name into the Rams history books by surpassing the 1,000 point mark in her career. Paska is the sixth women's basketball player to do so at Ryerson.

81 – Thanks to her assist in the Warriors’ game against the Laurentian Voyageurs, fifth year forward Rachel Marriott become the all-time leader in career points for the Waterloo women’s hockey program. The assist marked her 81st career point, which includes 39 goals and 42 assists.

8.44 – With an impressive effort in the Women’s 60m Hurdles at last weekend’s York Christmas Classic, Guelph Gryphons’ Sarah Hammond automatically qualified for the U SPORS championships. Hammond crossed the line in first with a time of 8.44 seconds, matching her time from two seasons ago at the national championships when she earned silver in the event.

20 – Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Carleton have put their stamp on an undefeated fall semester, with both squads closing out the term with a pair of wins against McMaster and Brock, respectively. With the wins, the Ravens men (10-0) and women (10-0) combined for a sparkling 20 wins ahead of the winter term, ranking first and fourth, respectively, in Canada as a result.

7 – The York University Lions track and field team had its first competition against OUA opponents this weekend at its annual Xmas Open and recorded seven podium finishes at the Toronto Track and Field Centre, including a pair of gold medals from Christy Ihunaegbo and Vaishnavy Yogarajah.

4 – The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team has strung together a successful stretch of late, which included back-to-back 5-2 wins last week. A big contribution to the team’s high-scoring victories is the secondary scoring, as a total of four players – Jared Walsh, Mitchell Skapski, Andrew Mullen, and Vince Figliomeni – notched either their first or second goals during that two-game span.  

0.952 – Stephanie Sluys was spectacular for the women's hockey team making 66 saves in two wins over Laurentian and Nipissing.  She allowed just three goals in those games, as Waterloo improved to 8-3-0 on the season. Sluys now has a .952 SV % on the year which is 5th in the OUA.

0 – It was a nail-biter down to the very end, and thanks to a buzzer-beating bucket from Jaz Bains, the Queen’s Gaels were able to complete their fourth quarter comeback and defeat the Guelph Gryphons 88-86 with no time left on the clock.