Murdoch rides Mustangs to OUA honour


The following Ontario University Athletics teams have been named Pizza Pizza Teams of the Month for September.

The Western Mustangs men’s soccer team recorded an undefeated 8-0-1 record through September. Allowing just four goals in nine games, the Mustangs are ranked No. 2 in Canadian Interuniversity Sport and have the best record in the OUA.

Goalkeeper Andrew Murdoch (Burlington) recorded seven shutouts in the nine games in September as the Western offence recorded 20 goals in that stretch, led by Niko Mavrikos’ (Victoria, B.C.) nation-leading 10 goals.

The Mustangs have outscored their September opponents 20-4 in nine games.

The Waterloo Warriors women’s golf team have been simply dominant at all OUA events they have been a part of this season. At the Western Invitational, Waterloo won gold at both events by 14 strokes and 11 strokes.

Led by rookie golfer Devon Rizzo (Brantford) who shot an OUA women’s golf record of two-under 70 in the opening round, the Warriors look unstoppable heading into this year’s championship. At their home invitational tournament this past weekend the Warriors won the title by a staggering 29 strokes, once again led by Rizzo who shot another two-under (70) and a two day total of 145 (one-over par). She also earned the individual title.