Mac’s men’s soccer improves national status


McMaster’s cross country teams and women’s rugby squad maintained their national rankings of a week ago, while men’s soccer vaulted into sixth position after consecutive wins over the York Lions and UOIT Ridgebacks this past weekend.

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The cross country teams (men fifth, women sixth) fielded limited entries in Waterloo’s Don Mills Open on Saturday, and will return to close to full strength when they take part in the AUS/RSEQ Interlock in Montreal this weekend.

The No. 9-ranked Marauder women’s rugby team cruised past the York Lions in its final game of the regular season, defeating York 64-7 to set up a quarterfinal clash with the Lions at Back 10 Field on Friday.

McMaster’s men’s soccer team got the better of the York Lions yet again, beating the former CIS No. 1-ranked team for a second time on Friday before comfortably beating the UOIT Ridgebacks 3-0 at Ron Joyce Stadium on Sunday.

MEN’S SOCCER

(regular season record) (last week’s ranking):

1. UBC (9-1-0) /(2)
2. Ryerson (9-0-1) / (3)
3. York (9-2-0) / (1)
4. Montreal (6-1-2) / (4)
5. Guelph (8-1-4) / (5)
6. McMaster (8-2-2) / (8)
7. UNB (5-2-2) / (7)
8. Saskatchewan (7-3-0) / (NR)
9. Saint Mary’s (5-2-3) / (10)
10. Victoria (6-2-0) / (NR)

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(previous rankings)

1. Guelph (1)
2. Laval (2)
3. Victoria (4)
4. Windsor (3)
5. McMaster (5)
6. Lakehead (7)
7. Queen’s (6)
8. Western (8)
T9. Regina (T9)
T9. Trinity Western (T9)

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

(previous rankings)

1. Guelph (1)
2. Queen’s (3)
3. Western (2)
4. Victoria (5)
5. Toronto (4)
6. McMaster (6)
T7. Dalhousie (7)
T7. McGill (8)
9. Calgary (9)
10. Laurentian (10)

WOMEN’S RUGBY

(record) (previous rankings)

1. Alberta (4-0) / (1)
2. Guelph (5-0) / (2)
3. Concordia (6-0) / (3)
4. Queen’s (5-0) / (4)
5. Acadia (6-0) / (5)
6. StFX (6-1) / (6)
7. McGill (5-1) / (8)
8. Calgary (2-1-1) / (7)
9. McMaster (3-2) / (9)
10. Lethbridge (1-2-1) / (NR)