Dana Boehling, of the women’s water polo team, and Kevin Barret, of the men’s wrestling squad, are the McMaster Marauders Pita Pit Athletes of the Week for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1.
Boehling was the leading light in an offensive explosion that propelled the Marauder women’s water polo team past the York Lions on Saturday, and into the bronze-medal match of the Ontario University Athletics Championships. The fourth-year senior from Burlington scored four goals as McMaster defeated York 20-1 to gain the goal differential needed to qualify for Sunday’s medal round.
Boehling struck in the opening quarter and added two more goals in the third, before capping her effort with a fourth in the final quarter. McMaster was narrowly edged by the Ottawa Gee-Gees, 4-3 in a shootout, to miss the podium.
Barret was the top performer for the Marauder men’s wrestling team, as it competed at the York Open on Saturday.
The fourth-year senior won gold in the 82kg weight class, defeating the hosts’ Pavan Dulai, as McMaster finished third overall at the event.