Mac vs Laval: History in the Making

Mac vs. Laval: History in the making

Source: Canadian Interuniversity Sport– November 19, 2012 [Hamilton Scores]

TORONTO – It is the rematch that many collegiate football fans had hoped would happen. Three hundred and sixty four days after what was arguably the best game ever, the Laval Rouge et Or and McMaster Marauders will meet again in the Vanier Cup.

The top two teams in the country, second-ranked Laval (11-1) and No. 1 McMaster (11-0), will square off in the 48th Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship on Friday (Nov. 23) at 7:30 p.m. at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The game, which is almost sold out, will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS. Pre-game coverage on TSN starts at 7 p.m.

As a prelude to the big showdown, on Thursday evening at 7:30, TSN will also air a documentary entitled “Best Game… Ever: The 47th Vanier Cup”, which takes a look back at the memorable 2011 CIS final.

A year ago, the Marauders captured their first national football title, a thrilling 41-38 overtime win against Laval at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver. After building what seemed to be an insurmountable 23-0 halftime lead, McMaster watched in horror as the Rouge et Or stormed back for a 24-23 advantage early in the fourth quarter.

With the game tied at 31-31, Mac had a chance to win it on the last play in regulation time but a missed field-goal attempt by all-Canadian kicker Tyler Crapigna sent the affair to a rare fifth period. After both teams exchanged touchdowns on their first possessions of the shootout session, Crapigna earned a second shot at history and this time made good on a 20-yard FG attempt.

The Marauders and Rouge et Or both secured their tickets for Friday’s much-anticipated rematch in convincing fashion. The Ontario University Athletic champions rolled over Calgary, 45-6, at the Mitchell Bowl in Hamilton, while the RSEQ titlists dominated Acadia, 42-7, in the Uteck Bowl at Quebec City.

“To go 44 years without one and then to make it in back-to-back years is kind of a strange feeling, but we are very excited,” said McMaster head coach Stefan Ptaszek, referring to the four-plus decades between the Marauders’ first Vanier Cup appearance in 1967 and last year’s historic run.

“We don’t want to talk about revenge. The 2011 game is behind us,” said Laval’s Glen Constantin, the only coach in history to claim five Vanier Cups as a bench boss. “It will be an emotional game, no doubt, but we need to focus on the objective, which is to win the Vanier Cup.”

More history will be written on Friday, no matter the outcome.

The Rouge et Or are looking for a record-breaking seventh title in their eighth Vanier Cup appearance. They are currently tied with Western, which needed 12 tries to claim six banners. Laval will also become only the third team to play in three straight national finals after Saint Mary’s (2001-2003) and Saskatchewan (2004-2006).

The Marauders enter the contest riding a CIS-record 21-game overall winning streak dating back to Week 3 of the 2011 schedule. They are looking to become only the fifth club to repeat as Vanier Cup champions after Manitoba (1969-1970), Western (1976-1977), Saint Mary’s (2001-2002) and Laval (2003-2004). They also hope to become the 14th team to finish the season with an unblemished mark, and the first since Laval (13-0) in 2010.

Finally, the duel will mark only the second rematch in the 48-year history of the classic. Western defeated Acadia in the 1976 and 1977 title games.

To say both sides are on a roll heading into the championship match would be a major understatement.

After crushing Laurier 43-0 in its regular season finale back on Oct. 20, McMaster outscored Western 42-28 in the OUA semis and Guelph 30-13 in the Yates Cup before taking care of the Dinos in the Mitchell Bowl.

Following a spectacular season that earned him the OUA nomination for the Hec Crighton Trophy, fifth-year quarterback Kyle Quinlan is averaging 334 passing yards per game in the playoffs and was at his best last Saturday when he passed for 412 yards and three touchdowns to go along with another three TDs on the ground en route to Mitchell Bowl player-of-the-game honours. Of course, post-season accolades are nothing new to the South Woodslee, Ont., native, who a year ago hit the trifecta when he was named MVP of the Yates Cup, Uteck Bowl and Vanier Cup games.

For their part, Laval has scored 40 points or more in each of their three playoff contests, including 46-9 over McGill in the RSEQ semis, 40-17 against Sherbrooke in the Dunsmore Cup and the 42-7 Uteck Bowl victory over Acadia.

While McMaster has relied heavily on their passing attack, the reigning 10-time Quebec champions have been pounding the ball down their opponents’ throats in the post-season, averaging 297 yards on the ground per contest. With their top two running backs – Pascal Lochard and Guillaume Bourassa – both out with injuries against Acadia, sophomore Maxime Boutin earned the start and ran with it, racking up a career-high 213 yards on 25 carries on his way to game MVP honours.

“Maxime is a very good running back; he could start for a lot of teams. But you have to give credit to our offensive line. Even I could have run for 10 yards today,” Constantin joked after the Uteck Bowl.

While their offensive units clicked on all cylinders last Saturday, both teams can also win with defence on any given night.

Led by linebacker Aram Eisho, the OUA nominee for the Presidents’ Trophy, and defensive end Ben D’Aguilar, the conference finalist for the J.P. Metras Trophy as outstanding down lineman, the Marauders completely shut down Calgary’s nationally top-ranked offence in the Mitchell Bowl. During the regular season, McMaster led the OUA in fewest points (15.6), total yards (340.2) and rushing yards (104.6) allowed per game.

The Rouge et Or held Atlantic University Sport player of the year Kyle Graves to just nine completions and 130 yards passing on Saturday while running back Thomas Troop, the MVP of the AUS final, was limited to 15 yards on 13 carries. Led by linebacker Frédéric Plesius, the RSEQ finalist for the Presidents’ Trophy, and defensive end Arnaud Gascon-Nadon, the only two-time J.P. Metras Trophy winner in CIS history, Laval had the top rushing defence in the country in league play (57.8) and finished second in the nation in points against (12.7).

As was the case a year ago, McMaster and Laval kicked off their 2012 schedule with a head-to-head pre-season tilt in Quebec City. After winning 24-10 in 2011, the Rouge et Or prevailed once again this fall, winning 28-22 on Aug. 26.

“Given that we have played them twice in pre-season and in last year’s Vanier Cup, we have faced Laval more often than most of our OUA opponents,” said Ptaszek. “Having three films of facing each other head-to-head, it’s an opponent we know because we’ve competed against each other so often. Both coaching staffs will have their teams well prepared and I think the game will come down to players making plays.

“You need your seniors to play their best game to get to the Vanier Cup. The Calgary game was the best game so far for players like Quinlan, Medeiros, Babic, Ferreira, Beaton, Bhangoo, and Fochesato. Those fifth-year seniors will lead the way for us,” added the OUA coach of the year.

“We have the utmost respect for the whole Laval organization and it should be a classic football game.”

Constantin also has nothing but respect for his upcoming opponent.

“They’re obviously a very good football team, very well coached. They have mature student-athletes and their team is pretty much the same as last year’s,” said the RSEQ nominee for the Frank Tindall Trophy. “They excel in all three aspects of the game and there’s no doubt they represent our greatest challenge of the season, especially in the context of a championship match. I expect a great game Friday night.”

48th VANIER CUP

When: Friday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m. EST Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Who: No. 2 Laval Rouge et Or (visitor) vs. No. 1 McMaster Marauders (local) TV: TSN & RDS

McMASTER UNIVERSITY MARAUDERS (OUA & Mitchell Bowl champions)

2012 season summary Overall record: 11-0 Regular season record: 8-0 Regular season standing: 1st Playoff record: 3-0 Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 1 Top 10 best ranking: No. 1 (all 10 polls) Top 10 lowest ranking: - Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 10 Regular season offence points (45.6 ppg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS Regular season offence total yards (582.5 ypg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS Regular season offence passing (370.0 ypg): 1st OUA / 2nd CIS Regular season offence rushing (212.5 ypg): 2nd OUA / 4th CIS Regular season defence points (15.6 ppg): 1st OUA / 4th CIS Regular season defence total yards (340.2 ypg): 1st OUA / 6th CIS Regular season defence passing (235.6 ypg): 4th OUA / 11th CIS Regular season defence rushing (104.6 ypg): 1st OUA / 5th CIS

2012 results Sept. 3 (home): McMaster 50, Guelph 9 Sept. 8 (away): McMaster 68, Waterloo 21 Sept. 15 (away): McMaster 45, Ottawa 16 Sept. 22 (home): McMaster 33, Queen’s 20 Sept. 29 (away): McMaster 33, Western 27 Oct. 4 (away): McMaster 54, York 14 Oct. 13 (home): McMaster 39, Windsor 18 Oct. 20 (home): McMaster 43, Laurier 0 Nov. 3 (home): McMaster 42, Western 28 (OUA semifinal) Nov. 10 (home): McMaster 30, Guelph 13 (OUA final) Nov. 17 (home): McMaster 45, Calgary 6 (Mitchell Bowl)

2012 OUA individual honours Major awards: Kyle Quinlan (MVP), Aram Eisho (defensive MVP), Ben D’Aguilar (down lineman), Stefan Ptaszek (coach) All-stars offence (First Team): Kyle Quinlan (QB), Robert Babic (IR), Elliott Montag (C), Jason Medeiros (G), Matt Sewell (T) All-stars defence (First team): Ben D’Aguilar (DE), Aram Eisho (LB), Joey Cupido (CB), Mike Daly (S) All-stars special teams (First Team): Tyler Crapigna (K) All-stars offence (Second Team): None All-stars defence (Second Team): Tanvir Bhangoo (T), Nick Shortill (LB) All-stars special teams (Second Team): Spencer Moore (cover)

All-time head-to-head vs. Laval Overall record: 1-2 2011 (neutral): 41-38 OT win (Vanier Cup) 2003 (home): 36-32 loss (Mitchell Bowl) 1999 (home): 49-6 loss (regular season – interlock)

Not included in official head-to-head record: 2012 (away): 28-22 loss (pre-season) 2011 (away): 24-10 loss (pre-season)

Vanier Cup history All-time record: 1-1

2011 (BC Place Stadium, Vancouver): 41-38 OT win vs. Laval 1967 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto): 10-9 loss vs. Alberta

Head coach: Stefan Ptaszek Season: 7th Career regular season record: 42-14 (.750) Career playoff record: 9-5 (.643) Career overall record (season and playoffs): 51-19 (.729) Career overall record vs. Laval: 1-0 Vanier Cup record: 1-0 Vanier Cup wins: 2011 Vanier Cup losses: None

LAVAL UNIVERSITY ROUGE ET OR (RSEQ & Uteck Bowl champions)

2012 season summary Overall record: 11-1 Regular season record: 8-1 Regular season standing: 1st Playoff record: 3-0 Top 10 final ranking (Oct. 30): No. 2 Top 10 best ranking: No. 2 (polls 1-2-9-10) Top 10 lowest ranking: No. 4 (polls 4-5-6) Top 10 number of weeks ranked (10 polls): 10 Regular season offence points (38.7 ppg): 1st RSEQ / 4th CIS Regular season offence total yards (415.2 ypg): 2nd RSEQ / 12th CIS Regular season offence passing (213.1 ypg): 6th RSEQ / 20th CIS Regular season offence rushing (202.1 ypg): 1st RSEQ / 6th CIS Regular season defence points (12.7 ppg): 2nd RSEQ / 2nd CIS Regular season defence total yards (298.2 ypg): 2nd RSEQ / 3rd CIS Regular season defence passing (240.4 ypg): 3rd RSEQ / 13th CIS Regular season defence rushing (57.8 ypg): 1st RSEQ / 1st CIS

2012 results Sept. 2 (home): Laval 33, McGill 15 Sept. 8 (away): Laval 28, Bishop’s 22 Sept. 15 (home): Laval 31, Acadia 7 Sept. 21 (away): Laval 69, McGill 0 Sept. 29 (away): Laval 48, Sherbrooke 10 Oct. 7 (home): Laval 30, Montreal 11 Oct. 13 (away): Montreal 23, Laval 20 Oct. 21 (home): Laval 57, Bishop’s 7 Oct. 27 (away): Laval 32, Concordia 19 Nov. 3 (home): Laval 46, McGill 9 (RSEQ semifinal) Nov. 10 (home): Laval 40, Sherbrooke 17 (RSEQ final) Nov. 17 (home): Laval 42, Acadia 7 (Uteck Bowl)

2012 RSEQ individual honours Major awards: Frédéric Plesius (defensive MVP), Glen Constantin (coach) All-stars offence: Pascal Lochard (RB), Guillaume Rioux (IR), Matthew Norzil (WR), Pierre Lavertu (C), Charles Vaillancourt (G) All-stars defence: Arnaud Gascon-Nadon (DE), Frédéric Plesius (LB), Mathieu Masseau (LB), Dominique Noël (DB) All-stars special teams: Boris Bede (K)

All-time head-to-head vs. McMaster Overall record: 2-1 2011 (neutral): 41-38 OT loss (Vanier Cup) 2003 (away): 36-32 win (Mitchell Bowl) 1999 (away): 49-6 win (regular season – interlock)

Not included in official head-to-head record: 2012 (home): 28-22 win (pre-season) 2011 (home): 24-10 win (pre-season)

Vanier Cup history All-time record: 6-1

2011 (BC Place Stadium, Vancouver): 41-38 OT loss vs. McMaster 2010 (PEPS Stadium, Quebec City): 29-2 win vs. Calgary 2008 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 44-21 win vs. Western 2006 (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon): 13-8 win vs. Saskatchewan 2004 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton): 7-1 win vs. Saskatchewan 2003 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-7 win vs. Saint Mary’s 1999 (SkyDome, Toronto): 14-10 win vs. Saint Mary’s

Head coach: Glen Constantin Season: 12th Career regular season record: 83-16 (.838) Career playoff record: 32-8 (.800) Career overall record (season and playoffs): 115-24 (.827) Career overall record vs. McMaster: 1-1 Vanier Cup record: 5-1 Vanier Cup wins: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003 Vanier Cup losses: 2011

ALL-TIME VANIER CUP RESULTS 2011 McMaster 41, Laval 38 OT (BC Place Stadium, Vancouver) 2010 Laval 29, Calgary 2 (TELUS-UL Stadium, Quebec City) 2009 Queen’s 33, Calgary 31 (TELUS-UL Stadium, Quebec City) 2008 Laval 44, Western 21 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton) 2007 Manitoba 28, Saint Mary’s14 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 2006 Laval 13, Saskatchewan 8 (Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon) 2005 Wilfrid Laurier 24, Saskatchewan 23 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton) 2004 Laval 7, Saskatchewan 1 (Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton) 2003 Laval 14, Saint Mary’s 7 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 2002 Saint Mary’s 33, Saskatchewan 21 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 2001 Saint Mary’s 42, Manitoba 16 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 2000 Ottawa 42, Regina 39 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1999 Laval 14, Saint Mary’s 10 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1998 Saskatchewan 24, Concordia 17 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1997 UBC 39, Ottawa 23 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1996 Saskatchewan 31, StFX 12 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1995 Calgary 54, Western 24 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1994 Western 50, Saskatchewan 40 OT (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1993 Toronto 37, Calgary 34 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1992 Queen’s 31, Saint Mary’s 0 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1991 Wilfrid Laurier 25, Mount Allison 18 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1990 Saskatchewan 24, Saint Mary’s 21 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1989 Western 35, Saskatchewan 10 (Rogers Centre, Toronto) 1988 Calgary 52, Saint Mary’s 23 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1987 McGill 47, UBC 11 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1986 UBC 25, Western 23 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1985 Calgary 25, Western 6 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1984 Guelph 22, Mount Allison 13 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1983 Calgary 31, Queen’s 21 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1982 UBC 39, Western 14 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1981 Acadia 18, Alberta 12 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1980 Alberta 40, Ottawa 21 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1979 Acadia 34, Western 12 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1978 Queen’s 16, UBC 3 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1977 Western 48, Acadia 15 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1976 Western 29, Acadia 13 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1975 Ottawa 14, Calgary 9 (CNE Stadium, Toronto) 1974 Western 19, Toronto 15 (CNE Stadium, Toronto) 1973 Saint Mary’s 14, McGill 6 (CNE Stadium, Toronto) 1972 Alberta 20, Waterloo Lutheran 7 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1971 Western 15, Alberta 14 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1970 Manitoba 38, Ottawa 11 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1969 Manitoba 24, McGill 15 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1968 Queen’s 42, Waterloo Lutheran 14 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1967 Alberta 10, McMaster 9 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1966 StFX 40, Waterloo Lutheran 14 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto) 1965 Toronto 14, Alberta 7 (Varsity Stadium, Toronto)

NOTE 1: Rogers Centre formerly known as SkyDome NOTE 2: Waterloo Lutheran now Wilfrid Laurier

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Homecoming MACNESS! McMaster University

No place like home for the perfect Marauders

Source: Michael Grobe– October 14, 2012 [More Sports: Hamilton Scores]

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The No. 1 nationally ranked McMaster Marauders secured home field advantage throughout the 2012 Ontario University Athletics playoffs by dumping the Windsor Lancers, 39-18, at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday (Oct. 13).

McMaster sits atop the OUA standings with a perfect 7-0 record and extends its winning streak to 17 games, dating back to Sept. 17, 2011. The Marauders need just two more wins to equal Laval’s record of 19 straight victories which they accomplished between the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

In the win, McMaster’s Ben D’Aguilar (Hamilton) became the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s single season record holder in sacks by posting his 12.5 sack on Windsor’s Austin Kennedy. He passed Bishop’s great Leroy Blugh (1988) and Queen’s Jim Aru (1996) who previously held the mark of 11.5. Ben D'Aguilar 

Hec Creighton candidate Kyle Quinlan (South Woodslee) was 24 of 40 passing for 401 yards and three touchdowns with his first two interceptions this season in the win while Kennedy was 27 of 40 for 380 yards with two touchdowns. Kennedy also had four interceptions in the loss.

Quinlan’s top target was Max Cameron (St. Catharines), who was named the “McDonald’s Big MAC” player of the game, finishing as the day’s top receiver with seven catches on 209 yards. Spencer Moore (Hamilton), Dahlin Brooks and Tyler Loveday (Kitchener) all registered a touchdown in the win.

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Evan Pszczonak (Amherstburg) was Windsor’s top receiver with 135 yards including an 80-yard reception which was Windsor’s only score in the second half.

Defensively, McMaster’s Shane Beaton (Brampton) led the way for the Marauders registering eight tackles and a sack. Linebacker Michael Kashak (Courtice) recorded a touchdown in the fourth quarter on a fumble recovery in the end zone. Overall, the Marauders had five sacks and forced five turnovers.

After going down 1-0 on a rouge in the first quarter, McMaster got on the board at 7:03 when Quinlan found Moore on a two-yard throw to make the score 7-1. Windsor pushed ahead 11-7 after Kennedy connected with Dylan Whitfield (Windsor) on a 17-yard pass and then tacked on a 16-yard field goal by Dan Cerino (Stoney Creek).

The Marauders would go on to score 20 unanswered points in building a 27-11 lead in the second and third quarters behind two Quinlan touchdowns to Brooks and Loveday as well as two field goals from Tyler Crapigna (Nepean).

The Lancers final score came after Kennedy found a streaking Pszczonak for an 80-yard strike making the score 27-18. The Marauders closed the scoring in the fourth quarter with another Crapigna field goal, the Kashak fumble recovery touchdown and a safety with 2:54 remaining.

The Marauders posted 140-yards lost on 16 penalties while Windsor also had 16 penalties for 125-yards.

In other OUA action on Saturday, Guelph took possession of second place with a 33-28 comeback win over Queen’s, while Ottawa dumped Waterloo, 61-0. Western beat Laurier, 56-3, and York beat Toronto, 36-24.

McMaster hosts the 3-4 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday (Oct. 20).

NOTES: D’Aguilar set the new CIS single season sack record 90 seconds into the fourth quarter when he tackled Kennedy at the Windsor 20 for a nine-yard loss. Quinlan is now tied with Ben Chapdelain with 59 passing touchdowns for McMaster’s all-time career leader. Robert Babic (Oakville) moved past Kevin D’Hollander for 10th place on McMaster’s all-time reception list. Quinlan’s first quarter interception was his first after going 186 attempts without throwing a pick to open the season. McMaster honoured the 2002 and 2003 Yates Cup championship teams at during halftime. Attendance during McMaster’s Homecoming was announced as 5,714.

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McMaster (33) vs Queens University (20) Football

McMaster (33) vs Queens University (20) Football

MAC WIN SETS UP GAME AGAINST UNBEATEN YORK Source: Parish Offer – September 22, 2012 [More Sports: Hamilton Scores]

Marauders’ quarterback Kyle Quinlan tossed two touchdowns and ran for another to lead No. 1 ranked McMaster to a 33-20 victory over the Queen’s Gaels in Ontario University Athletics football on Saturday (Sept. 22).

The win hands McMaster (4-0) possession of first place in the OUA while Queen’s (3-1) drops to second.

Quinlan, who was named the ‘McDonalds Big Mac’ player of the game for McMaster, was 25 of 36 throwing for 340 yards with two touchdowns. He added another 76-yard’s on the ground and a rushing touchdown.

Robert Babic of Oakville, was Quinlan’s top target pulling in nine receptions for 104 yards and one TD.

Quinlan, ‘McDonalds Big Mac’ player of the game for McMaster Marauders’ Kasean Davis-Reynolds of Mississauga, was the game’s top rusher posting 132 yards while Queen’s Ryan Granberg of Sherwood Park, Alta., finished with 103-yards and a touchdown.

Tyler Crapigna of Nepean, Ont., accounted for 15 of the McMaster points including four straight field goals in the first half. He would convert field goals from 31-yards in the first as well as a 21-yard, 40-yard, and 45-yards in the second.

Queen’s QB Billy McPhee of Burlington, was 29 for 46 accumulating 320 yards and throwing for one touchdown.

“This was a big win, but the locker room is not satisfied with it; we had troubles in the second half and that’s frustrating,” said Quinlan. “The end result was good, Queen’s is a real tough squad and winning gives us an inside track, but we have to get back to work.”

McMaster’s nationally ranked offence needed just three plays to open the scoring as Quinlan found Babic on a 35-yard strike just one minute and 41 seconds into the game to make the score 7-0. Queen’s would respond with a 42-yard field goal from Dillon Wamsley of London, at 6:38 of the first quarter, but McMaster jumped ahead with Crapigna’s four field goals for a 19-3 lead in the second quarter.

With just 21 seconds remaining in the half, Quinlan connected with Ben O’Connor of Kingston, on a 50-yard pass to put the score 26-3 at halftime. The touchdown was O’Connor’s first of his career for the second-year Health Studies major at McMaster.

In the third quarter, Quinlan made the score 33-3 with a six-yard run at 5:25 to conclude McMaster’s scoring.

Granberg punched in a two-yard run late in the third quarter while Justine Chapdelaine of Abbotsford, B.C., made the score 33-18 on a nine-yard pass from McPhee. McMaster would surrender a safety to run out the clock and put the final score at 33-20.

The win puts McMaster in first place two points ahead of Queen’s and Western. McMaster travels to Western next week to face the 3-1 Mustangs in London on Sept. 29. Queen’s will challenge Ottawa at Richardson Stadium in Kingston.

“[First place] may be temporary, a 4-1 jam lock still could happen next week,” said McMaster head coach Stephan Ptaszek. “We don’t feel like we’re in first place by ourselves, we have some tough football to play and earn that right.”

NOTES: Announced attendance at Les Prince Field in Ron Joyce Stadium was 4,132. During the game Quinlan moved into second place on McMaster’s all-time pass completion list passing former Marauder quarterback Phil Scarfone (1981-84). Quinlan now has 400 completions and is 209 away from legendary Ben Chapdelaine on the all-time list. Quinlan also moved into second place on the all-time list for passing yards and has totaled 6,385-yards in his career. He trails Chapdelaine who recorded 9,974 yards when he played for the Marauders from 1997-2001.

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McMaster University Women’s Soccer 09-09-12

McMaster (0) vs Western University (2) 

Source: Lindsay Franco – September 9, 2012 [More Sports: Hamilton Scores] McMaster’s women’s soccer team was blanked, 2-0, on Sunday (Sept. 9) by the visiting Western Mustangs. The setback left the Marauders with a 2-1 record in Ontario University Athletics play. Ten minutes into the match at Ron Joyce Stadium, Western’s Hannah Kennedy’s first goal of the season would stand as the game winner. The second half saw the Mustangs dominate the opening minutes and kept the Marauders bottled in their own half of the field. With 10 minutes left in the game, Western sealed the deal with a goal from Lauren Winquist, who had three shots on goal. For the Marauders, Stephanie Davis had the most opportunities with three shots on goal. The York Lions visit Mac on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. affair.

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