Mac athletes getting familiar with Top 10

The McMaster Marauders find themselves in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Top Ten lists again.

Not a surprise to anyone is McMaster’s football team, joined by both cross country teams as well as men’s soccer holding their rankings from the previous week.

The Marauder football team continues to stay atop the rankings after defeating the No. 7 Western Mustangs. In the 33-27 win, McMaster spoiled Western’s Homecoming with one of their most important wins of the season to stay undefeated. They are on the road against the York Lions on Thursday (Oct. 4).

McMaster’s women’s cross country team made history on Saturday at the Loyola University Lakefront Invitational in Chicago. Victoria Coates (Newmarket) won second place in the 5K event with a time of 17 minutes and 30 seconds and as a team, the Marauders won the event, becoming the first ever Canadian school to do so.

They currently sit at No. 2, just behind the Guelph Gryphons. On the men’s side, Lionel Sanders (Hamilton) continues to impress as the Marauders are ranked at No. 7. Their next meet is on Oct. 13 in Windsor.

With only one game this week, the Marauders improved their record to 8-1 with a 4-0 romping of the Brock Badgers in soccer. No. 7 McMaster easily took down the visiting Badgers.

Mark Reilly (Hamilton) and Paterson Farrell (Oakville) scored and they are tied for third in the OUA in scoring with seven goals each. The Marauders host the Laurier Golden Hawks and the Waterloo Warriors over the weekend.

1. McMaster
2. Calgary
3. Montreal
4. Laval
5. Queen’s
6. Regina
7. Western
8. Manitoba
9. Guelph
10. Acadia

1. Guelph
2. McMaster
3. Victoria
4. Western
5. McGill
6. Toronto
7. StFX
8. Queen’s
9. Saskatchewan
10. Calgary

1. Guelph
2. Windsor
3. Victoria
4. Laval
5. Queen’s
6. Regina
7. McMaster
8. StFX
9. Toronto
10. Western

1. York
2. UBC
3. Saint Mary’s
4. Alberta
5. Trinity Western
6. McMaster
7. Queen’s
8. Laval
9. Sherbrooke
10. Carleton