Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
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It was not a pretty win on Labour Day Monday, but a win is a win and we defeated the York Lions 18-10. After finding ways to lose close games last year we were proud of the guys finding a way to win ugly.
We once again struggled on offence manufacturing points and finishing drives. We have also come down with the injury bug, which is never good but especially this early in the season. That all being said, we found a way to win and had some big plays through the air and on the ground. QB Connor Carusello was 17 of 29 for 217 yards. His favourite target was WR Ente Eguavoen who had 8 receptions for 120 yards. The offensive line did a good job upfront paving the way for 178 rushing yards. RB Levondre Gordon led the way with 133 yards on 24 carries and RB Kevin Wong was impressive with 4 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown.
We essentially played a perfect game on defence as York’s only touchdown came on special teams. We limited York to just 222 total yards and for the second straight week held the opponent to under 100 yards rushing. We once again put pressure on the opposing quarterback and DT Sam Acheampong led the way with 1.5 sacks. Other defenders getting to the York QB were DT Trevaughan James, DE Zach Houghron and LB Brad Cowan. Brad was also our leading tackler with 6.5. Also flying to the ball were defenders DB Ayo Ajayi with 6 tackles and LB Tommy Bringi with 5.5. Our coverage was fantastic limiting York’s quarterbacks to less than 50% completions and an amazing 12 pass breakups.
Kicker Nathan Mesher had a very good day punting the ball and averaged 41.5 per punt and more impressively 5 were inside York’s 20-yard line, Nathan was also 3 for 5 on field goals. Returners WR Ente Eguavoen, WR Romy Simpson and RB Kavantye Bailey combined for 12 punt and kick returns for 123 yards. We also had some amazing blocks on specials as DT Sam Acheampong got his big hand up to block a field goal and first year RB Tanner Nelmes blocked a York punt in the forth quarter.
Rossy Pasternak Game Photos: https://laurierfootball.com/september-2nd-2019-week-2-york/
Laurier Athletics game recap and video: https://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=10227
Saturday, September 7th at 7pm we host the Toronto Varsity Blues at University Stadium. Toronto has had a very good season and are 1-1. They have the most explosive offence in the OUA through two weeks and QB Clay Sequeria is playing at an All-Canadian level. We will need to be at our best to win this football game.
We did it!! Our 2019/20 Adopt-A-Hawk campaign has reached 115% of our team goal of $40,000, with an impressive $46,206 and counting.
Let’s keep it going! To adopt one of our players today simply follow this link:
If you would like to find a player from a specific hometown, in a specific major or one that plays your favourite position, just simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help you find the perfect match for you.
A big THANK YOU to our donors so far!
|Andrew Agro||Lidia Hodur||Colleen Oliphant|
|Jonah Allison||Cheryl Hudson||Jim OReilly|
|Kyle Armour||Dwight Hudson||Nick Orton|
|Jude Armson||Chima Ihekwoaba||Erin Patrick|
|John Asma||Integrated Quality Solutions||Ron Patrick|
|Barbara Baggio||Adeolu Ireyomi||Harrison Pensa|
|Ewa Banasik||Donald Irwin||Tanner Philp|
|Alexis Banks||Derek Irwin-Lewis||Helen and Ted Pickett|
|Gregory Bell||Sandi Jasper||Anthony Pizzuti|
|Margaret Bird||Wyatt Jull||Christopher Povey|
|Kwaku Boateng||Leslie Kaduck||Thea Preston|
|Brampton Brick||Bradley Katsuyama||Les Protopapas|
|Kayla Brooks||Geoffrey Keen||Roadside Paving Ltd / Joe Gallo|
|Ruth Brown||George Kempff||Lou Rocca|
|Jason Burke||Katelin Kimball||Nicholas Rockell|
|Brandon Calver||Terry Kohuch||David Romeo|
|W. Canton||Joseph Lafleur||Alex Rosa|
|Adam Caron||Jamie Lalonde||Aaron Rudland|
|Joe Carusello||Gina Lamb||Donnie Ruiz|
|JOSE CHAGUI||Winville Larcher||Madison Sage|
|Shamawd Chambers||Hugh Lawson||Anne-Marie Sajecki|
|Kevin Clay||Luke Lillicrop||Nicholas Samis|
|Lynne Cowan||Brady Loenhart||Bill Scott|
|Hal Cowie||Ian Logan||Brent Scott|
|Kyle Craig||Shannon Loken||Laura Sears|
|Robert Dalley||Dave Lovegrove||Darcy Segin|
|Jack Davis||Dante Luciani||Stefanie Slavik|
|Lori DeAcetis||Jack Lumsden||Stuart Smith|
|Giampiero Del Rizzo||Paul Lymer||Taylor Smith|
|Isaac Dell||Edward Lynch||George Somerville|
|Danielle Di Maio||Brianne MacDonald||Rashari Somerville-Henry|
|patrizio diodati||Deborah MacLatchy||Giuseppe Spinella|
|Sean Dodds||Megan Madaus||Derek Stalkie|
|Cindy Dunn||Fernando Malabet||Courtney Stephen|
|Nina Eckert||Gisela Malabet||Charlie Stepic|
|Jane Erinmwingbovo||Jennifer Martins||Mark Surya|
|Michael Faulds||Andrea Matthews||Alan Talbot|
|Sandra Faulds||Samuel McAlpine||Andre Talbot|
|Jane Ferguson||Daniel McBride||Justin Talbot|
|James Fracas||Bradley McMillan||Rohan Thompson|
|Gord Gallimore||Michelle Melnichuk||Sheila Tielli|
|Linda Garcia||Stephen Melnichuk||Sara Tielli-Mitchell|
|Massoud Ghahremani||Myles Methner||Ron Van Moerkerke|
|Jennifer Gilmour||Sonya Mitchell||Matthew Varlow|
|Lois Gilmour||Luca Montanaro||Michael Veltri|
|Stephen Gilmour||Bryan Monteith||Joseph Vernon|
|Jon Graffi||John Morias||Susan Virtue|
|Karen Green||Barry Musselman||Robert Wannack|
|Joanne Guarasci||Brandon Nasevski||Ross Webley|
|Donald Hamilton||Marcus Nese||Jeff Weddig|
|Tom Heighway||Andy Nicolaidis||Stephen Wenn|
|Shane Herbert||Glenn Nixon||Susan Werden|
|Leonardo Hernandez||Ian Noble||Jackson Yanchus|
|Sarah Herr||Greg Nyhof||David Yurincich|
More Laurier Football Headlines:
- 2019 Golden Hawk Hall of Fame
- Homecoming weekend there will be 8 members inducted into the Laurier Athletics Hall of Fame. Laurier football is well represented with Legendary Coach Gary Jeffries and defensive standout Chris Ackie.
- Players of the Week vs. York
- Offence – RB Levondre Gordon
- Defence – LB Brad Cowan
- Special Teams – LB Mitch Rooney
- Entered the National Rankings
- As we know these rankings mean nothing until the end of the season. We currently sit at number 10.
- The 5th Quarter Club presented by Amsterdam Brewery at Wilf’s will happen again after our Homecoming game on Saturday, September 28th when we play Queen’s.
- Tickets on Sale:
- Remaining Home Games: Toronto, Queen’s and Carleton.
Go Hawks Go!