The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (1-3) look to bounce back from a tough loss on Homecoming when they travel across University Ave. to take on the Waterloo Warriors (0-4) in the 55th edition of the Battle of Waterloo.
Laurier Football is very excited to announce the commitment of a pair of excellent young defensive backs for our 2016 recruiting class. OFC All Stars Mitchell Phillips and Christian Coppin.
Coppin (5″10 175lbs, 4.6-40) is a member of the Huronia Stallions and is a First-Team OFC DB and Kick Returner. Coppin has also competed in 7 on 7 and first came onto Laurier’s radar by attending our Spring High School Football Camp in 2015. He is a confident player with high energy and projects to compete at the field corner/half-back positions.
Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
On Saturday, at Homecoming, on a perfect day, with the 10 year anniversary of the 2005 Vanier Cup winning team, you witnessed an undisciplined football team – and I take full responsibility for that. No team is good enough to overcome 20 penalties and, as a result, we lost the game to Windsor (22-18).
Offense – We were able to establish the run early on, but every time we would get into scoring position or across mid-field we would get a very untimely penalty. On the ground, we were consistent with both Dillon Campbell and Eric Guiltinan running hard. Dillon had 118 yards rushing and Eric added another 95.
Our struggles were through the air, where we couldn’t consistently move the ball down the field. We will get back to the drawing board and move the ball more consistently this week and get into the endzone.
HAMILTON, ON – Laurier kicker Nathan Mesher (Waterloo, Ont.) was responsible for 12 of the Golden Hawk’s 18 points Saturday, on his way to OUA Special Teams Player of the Week honours.
The first-year Business student-athlete connected on a field goal from 47 yards out, the second longest boot in OUA this season. Mesher is now 9 for 10 this season, which ties him for the second best kicking percentage in the league. He finished the afternoon a perfect 4-for-4.
WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks announced today the football players of the week for Week 5 of the season and they include running back Dillon Campbell on offence, defensive back Godfrey Onyeka on defence, and kicker Nathan Mesher on special teams.
The Laurier Football Players of the Game are recognized weekly at the Quarterback Club luncheon. This week’s luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 1 in the Hawk’s Nest and will run from noon to 1 p.m.
Waterloo Region Record
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks defensive lineman Asante Mizan carries the weight of his world on his back.
His hulking six-foot-two, 290-pound frame is already transporting a banged up wrist, a nicked elbow, a nagging headache no thanks to the Western Mustangs, endless worry about his mom and the hopes of his entire neighbourhood in New York City.
He could do without the nagging injuries, but Mizan is more than happy to shoulder the expectations from his family and friends.
WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team lost their third consecutive game on Saturday afternoon as they fell 22-18 to the Windsor Lancers at University Stadium.
Undisciplined play by the Golden Hawks proved to be their undoing on Homecoming weekend as Laurier took 20 penalties, costing them 166 yards, and wiping out what was a strong rushing performance from running backs Dillon Campbell of Whitby, Ont., and Eric Guiltinan of London, Ont.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 1 p.m.
Game Location: University Stadium, Knight-Newbrough Field, Waterloo
Live Webcast/Stats: OUA.tv
Tickets: tickets.laurierathletics.com (Box Office opens at 9am on Game Day)
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (1-2) will look to even their record this Saturday when they host the Windsor Lancers (0-4) in their annual Homecoming game at University Stadium.
– Tickets for Saturday’s game are still available but are selling fast. Fans are reminded that any tickets that are still available on game day will jum p in price by $2
– Ticket limits will be in place for purchases on game day. Tickets will be limited to five per person
– Starting at 9 a.m., Seagram Dr. will be closed to vehicular traffic between Albert St. and Lester St.
– Gates will open approximately two hours prior to kickoff
– Fans walking to the game from campus are encouraged to cross Albert St. by using the crosswalk at Seagram Dr. or at the lights at University Ave.
– For more Game Day information, visit http://www.laurierathletics.com/generatepage.php?ID=69
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