Laurier has Heap-ing big day over Marauders

McMaster hosted the #8 ranked Golden Hawks this afternoon. With the score tied 7-7 in the third quarter, Wilfrid Laurier backup quarterback Evan Pawliuk (Kingston) completed an 88-yard pass to Shamawd Chambers (Markham) to lead the Golden Hawks to a 30-14 victory over McMaster Marauders.

The No. 8 Golden Hawks extended their Ontario University Athletics winning streak over the Marauders to nine games (six conference and 3 playoffs) in Ontario University Athletics football on Saturday (Sept. 26).

Laurier receiver Dylan Heap (Waterloo) led the Golden Hawks with 420 multi-purpose yards from four receptions for 130 yards, eight punt returns for 179 yards, and two kick returns for 111 yards. Heap established a Laurier record for single game punt return yardage.

The Golden Hawks would finish the game with 424 net offensive yards while McMaster could only manage to generate 250 yards on the day.

McMaster started second-year quarterback Kyle Quinlan (South Woodslee, Ont.) in place of fourth-year pivot Ryan Fantham (London). Quinlan finished the game 13 of 36 for 136 yards and two interceptions.

Evan Pawliuk completed 12 of 17 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.

McMaster would receive solid play from rookie Mike Dicroce (Hamilton) who had three receptions for 51 yards and returned eight punts for 154 yards, including a 75 touchdown return in the fourth quarter.

Wilfrid Laurier second-year receiver Chambers had four catches for 122 yards on the afternoon.

Golden Hawk running back Mike Montoya (Burlington) rushed for 100 yards for a second consecutive game, carrying the ball 22 times for 100 yards. McMaster back Jordan Kozina (Brantford) had 16 carries for 82 yards.

On the defensive side, McMaster linebacker Ryan Chmielewski (St. Catharines) had 12.5 tackles in the loss.

Wilfrid Laurier (3-1) will host the University of Ottawa (2-2) next Saturday as a part of their Homecoming festivities. McMaster (2-2) will travel to London to face the #2 University of Western Ontario (4-0) for the Mustangs Homecoming.