Laurier Football Update – Week 2

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RB Kevin Wong reaches out for the endzone @ York on September 2nd | Photo: Rossy Pasternak

Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,

This newsletter is brought to you by our great friends and the best movers AMJ Campbell.

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.

Offence:

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.

Defence:

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.

Special Teams:

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

Next Up:

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.

Game Preview: https://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=10234

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:

https://www.laurieralumni.ca/s/1681/15/adoptahawk-interior.aspx?sid=1681&gid=2&pgid=1565

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 mfaulds@wlu.ca 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
David Hill

More Laurier Football Headlines:

  • 2019 Golden Hawk Hall of Fame
  • Players of the Week vs. York

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  • Entered the National Rankings

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  • 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.

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  • Tickets on Sale:

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Go Hawks Go!

Michael

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