Oct. 15 Brock University Report
Sir Winston Churchill product Marilena Spagnolo was named Brock University’s female athlete of the week.
The soccer keeper recorded back-to-back shutouts to help Brock improve to 5-3-4 and clinch an Ontario University Athletics playoff spot.
The four-year veteran had nine saves in a 0-0 draw with Guelph and 13 saves in a 2-0 victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks.
“Marilena is a weapon. She’s punting the ball 70-80 yards but you’ve got to be fit to get up there and get on the end of them,” Brock assistant coach John DiPasquale said. “The defence doesn’t like those because you have to head that ball so they’re backing up and it’s a tough ball to deal with.”
Spagnolo has now recorded seven shutouts this season.
“She’s an intense goalkeeper. Her work rate is second to none,” DiPasquale said. “She loves to train and you can see it on the field. She has a settling effect on the team.”
Adrianna Belfer-Marin and Samantha Bayer scored for Brock against Laurier.
BROCK’S BEST MAN
Men’s lacrosse attack Sam Leclair was recognized as Brock’s male athlete of the week.
The Welland resident had three goals and an assist in a 12-4 tripling of Western and a further hat trick and an assist in a 15-4 victory over the University of Toronto.
The social sciences major is fourth in Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association scoring with 3.7 points per game.
Brock improved to 7-0 and with the victories.
Also scoring for Brock in the win over Toronto were: William McNabb (3-5-8), Kurtis Woodland (3-0-3), Campbell Parker (2-0-2), Cree Blakely (1-1-2), Tyrus Rehanek (0-2-2) and Mitchell Zulian (0-2-2).
Two goals by Jared Agyemang helped the Brock men’s soccer team defeat the seventh-ranked Guelph Gryphons 4-3 and clinch an OUA playoff berth.
Agyemang leads the province in scoring with 12 goals and is tied for first among U SPORTS individual goal leaders.
“It’s hard to predict anything with these guys,” Brock head coach Lucio Ianiero said. “We can compete, but to be up 4-1 on a historically good team was a great job by the boys.”
Michael Fernandez and Victor Kariuki also scored for Brock.
Brock then lost 2-1 to Laurier with Malcolm Mckay scoring the lone Badgers goal.
WOMEN’S TENNIS PLACES FOURTH
Brock’s women’s tennis team made it to the bronze-medal match at the OUA championships before losing 6-1 to York.
No other information was available.
MEN’S HOCKEY SPLITS PAIR
Goaltender Mario Cavaliere made 27 saves and former St. Catharines Falcon Christian Girhiny had a goal and an assist as the Brock men’s hockey team recorded a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues.
Mitchell Mendonca, Tyler Rollo, Jordan Sambrook and Kosta Likourezos also scored for the Badgers in their first win of the season. Ryan Burton had two helpers for Brock.
“This is a growing period,” head coach Marty Williamson said. “We’ve gone through an awful lot between injuries, guys playing lacrosse and guys we thought were going to be here and weren’t, so there’s been a lot of distractions.”
Mendonca scored his second goal in as many games.
“When Mitchell has the puck, he’s done some real good things for us and finished,” Williamson said. “He’s scored some real good goals, so we’re happy to see a guy who is hot for us right now.”
In its next game, Brock fell 3-2 to York with Connor Walters and Adam Berg netting goals for the Badgers.
Brock’s record sits at 1-2.
WOMEN’S RUGBY GOING FOR BRONZE
Following a 74-3 loss to third-ranked Queen’s, the Brock women’s rugby team will play for an OUA bronze medal this Saturday.
Scoring for Brock on a penalty kick was Taylor Knezevich.
MEN’S BASEBALL 1-2 AT OUAS.
The Brock baseball team went 1-2 at the OUA championships, losing 3-0 to Guelph and 2-1 to Ryerson before defeating Waterloo 6-4.
Connor Humphrey, Tyler Giancos, Jacob Underwood, Matthew Casburn and David Polson had hits for Brock versus Guelph.
Ashton Feijo had two hits for the Badgers in the loss to Ryerson.
Against Waterloo, Humphrey had a pair of hits and single hits were contributed by Bryn Sanford, Cashburn, Nathan Laird, Polson and Giancos.
SOFTBALL TEAM REACHES QUARTER-FINALS
The Brock women’s softball team made it to the quarter-finals of the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association national championships before losing 10-3 to Western.
The Badgers went 1-2 in pool play.
“A very good showing for our girls at this CCSA national tournament,” Brock head coach Mark Hall said. ”We played some very good teams and held our own. We showed that the Brock softball team can compete with the best in Canada.”
The Badgers will host their alumni game Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lancaster Park.
BROCK ROWING INVITATIONAL
The Brock Badgers rowing team won four gold medals and several other medals at this past weekend’s Brock Invitational at Henley Island.
“On behalf of all the Brock University rowing team, we would like to thank everyone who donated non-perishable food items,” rower Olivia Reynolds said. “One coach boat was filled and items were donated to Community Care. In addition, thank you to those who donated cash to support the Wounded Warriors Canada.”
A total of 239 kilograms of food was collected and $110 was raised.
“The hungry are better off for your efforts,” head coach Peter Somerwil said.
Brock rowing was also thankful for all the amazing volunteers who dedicated their time in helping make the regatta run smoothly.
“Without all your hard work and passion for the sport, we couldn’t have made this regatta such a success,” Reynolds said. “Thank you to our families and friends, for your love and constant support in all our rowing endeavors, cheering us on at all our races.
“Lastly, thanks to our coaches who not only have a passion for the sport, but who have dedicated their countless amounts of time in helping us build champions on and off the water.”
Below are Brock’s results:
Women’s open pair: 3. Shannon Van Baalen and Anna Maloney.
Women’s lightweight single: 2. Jordan Isnor.
Men’s lightweight single: 1. Thomas Markewich.
Open women’s double: 2. Bonnie Reynolds and Erin Broski.
Men’s open double: 2. Oskars Rugelis and Sam Stewart.
Women’s lightweight eight: 2. Olivia Jose, Andrea Jansen, Catorina Cormier, Serena Weaver, Madeline Hingston, Jordan Isnor, Alicia Piazza, Erin Corkery and cox Brooke Kew.
Men’s lightweight eight: 1. Kevin Keith, Cameron Hickman, Noah Van Helvert, Owen Voelkner, Thomas Markewich, Stephen Harris, Jacob Martens, Jacob Giesbrecht and cox Raymond Wong.
Open women’s coxed four: 2. Anna Maloney, Amanda Martin, Shannon Van Baalen, Brianna Spanics and cox Sophia Buzzell; 3. Sabrina Tigwell, Shayna VanBeilen, Jenna Veerman, Isabella Mazzarolo and cox Magtha McCormack.
Open weight men’s coxed four: 2. Brandon Andrews, David Campbell, Erik Hohnstein, Sam Stewart and cox Riley Pizek.
Lightweight women’s double: 2. Carly Zanatta and Jennifer Beudette.
Men’s lightweight double: 2. Thomas Markerwich and Stephen Harris.
Women’s lightweight coxed four: 2. Alicia Piazza, Jennifer Beaudette, Carly Zanatta, Erin Corkery and cox Brooke Kew)
Men’s lightweight coxed four: 2. Noah Van Helvert, Cameron Hickman, Jacob Martens, and Owen Volkner, coxed by Liam Bull).
Women’s open weight eight: 2. Jenna Veerman, Sabrina Tigwell, Shayna VanBeilen, Isabella Mazzarolo, Amanda Martin, Brianna Spanics, Shannon Van Baalen, and Anna Maloney, coxed by Sophia Buzzell).
Men’s open weight eight: 2. Erik Hohnstein, Bradan Andrews, Josh Chiarot, Ben Hershe, Francis Shein, David Campbell, Michael Ciepiela, Daniel Brophy and cox Riley Pizek.
Women’s lightweight pair: 1. Olivia Jose and Andrea Jansen.
Lightweight men’s pair: 1. Jacob Giesbrecht and Kevin Keith.
Women’s novice coxed four: 3. Brock.