Llorca, Khoury named Pioneer Energy OUA Athletes Of The Week

Llorca, Khoury named Pioneer Energy OUA Athletes Of The Week

HAMILTON, Ont. - The following athletes have been named Pioneer Energy Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week for the period ending November 3rd, 2014.

Each Pioneer Energy OUA Athlete of the Week will receive a gift card and a dri-fit T-shirt, courtesy of Pioneer Energy.

MALE: Vincent Llorca (Le Mont-Dore, France) – 2nd yr. – Laurentian Voyageurs – Hockey

The Voyageurs went 2-0 this past weekend thanks to an eye-popping eight points from defenceman Vincent Llorca, who was in involved in eight of the team’s 10 goals in a two-game span.

He recorded three assists in the team’s 4-3 shootout win against Waterloo and followed it up with an incredible five-goal performance in a 7-6 win against Laurier the next day, giving him the CIS lead in goals for a defenceman.

His fifth goal against Laurier was crucial, as it gave Laurentian a 6-5 lead in the third period after trailing 5-3 earlier in the game.

The five tallies also set the single-game school record for goals by a defenceman.

FEMALE: Pilar Khoury (Ottawa, Ont.) – 4th yr. – Ottawa Gee-Gees – Soccer

The OUA East Division MVP was dynamic for the Gee-Gees at the OUA Final Four. Her speed and footwork created multiple scoring chances in both the semi-final and gold medal match, and she scored the lone goal in each of Ottawa’s wins, lifting her team to an OUA championship title. 

In Saturday’s semi-final match, she raced through the Laurier defence and chipped the ball over the goalkeeper in extra-time, sending Ottawa to the gold medal game. 

On Sunday, Khoury was perfectly positioned for a header into the back of the net; the goal ultimately held up as the game-winner.

She will now lead the Gee-Gees to the CIS national championship tournament in Quebec City this Thursday through Sunday.