Feb 12, 2014
10 – Combined gold medals by OUA female swimmer of the year, Vaneassa Treasure, and OUA male swimmer of the year, Zack Chetrat, at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) swimming championships held at Brock University over the weekend.
Treasure earned gold in the 200 and 400 individual medley and 200-metre breaststroke, plus a pair of golds as member of the 4x200 freestyle relay and 4x100 medley relay teams. Her breaststroke performance was also good enough for an OUA record.
Chetrat took relay golds in the 4x200 freestyle and 4x100 medley races, plus swept the butterfly events to claim his five top finishes.
For their efforts, Treasue and Chetrat were named the Pioneer Energy OUA female and male athletes of the week.
11 – Current winning streak posted by the Carleton Ravens in OUA men’s hockey. The Ravens have yet to lose in 2014 with their last loss coming in their final game of 2013 on November 30, a 6-2 defeat at the hands of Waterloo.
In the 11-game span they have defeated eight different teams. All but one of their wins have come in regulation and they have outscored opponents 51-16. The streak equals the longest one in the CIS this year, matching the active streak put together by the University of New Brunswick.
The outstanding level of play has propelled Carleton to No. 6 in the CIS rankings and second place in the OUA East. The Ravens wrap up the OUA regular season with a road game February 12 at RMC and a home contest on February 15 against Laurentian.
1 – Total number of sets lost by Waterloo Warriors squash players Cameron and Natasha Seth to claim the men’s and women’s individual gold medals at the OUA squash championship. The sibling duo from Fergus, Ont. were nearly unstoppable over the weekend en route to their matching gold medals.
Cameron, a third-year player, cruised to the title dropping only a single set over the course of four matches. Not to be outdone, fourth-year player Natasha went through her four matches without dropping a set, winning 3-0 each time.
The gold medals by the Seth siblings continue a run of dominance by the family. Now a Warrior alumnus, older sister Micaala won the previous three women’s individual gold medals while representing the University of Waterloo.
26 – Points required by Laurier men’s basketball player Max Allin to move into the top five in OUA career scoring. The fifth-year guard has two regular season games remaining in his OUA career and currently sits in seventh all-time with 1,711 points after passing Brock’s Brad Rootes total of 1,704.
Allin and the Golden Hawks close out the season on the road, beginning February 12 at McMaster then traveling to London on February 15 to face Western. Heading into the last two regular season games Laurier sits at 9-11 and in third place in the OUA West.
14 – The number of wins it took to make the women’s volleyball playoffs if you were in the OUA East division. The race was close in the east all season and it took 14 wins to fit into a three-way tie for second through fourth place. The Toronto Varsity Blues narrowly separated themselves from the pack, finishing in first place with 15 wins. That left Ottawa, Ryerson and York tied for second win 14 wins each.
After a series of tie-breakers were put into play, the York Lions finished second and will face the third-place Ottawa Gee-Gees in the opening round, while Ryerson, who finished fourth, earns a road game against first-place Toronto.
The OUA West was equally as tight, with three teams tied for the final playoff position. The tie-breaking procedure narrowly pushed Lakehead into the playoffs over both Brock and Western. Lakehead will match up with Guelph in round one of the West playoffs, while the other matchup features second-place McMaster hosting the third-place Windsor Lancers.
The OUA women’s volleyball playoffs begin February 14 when York hosts Ottawa at 6 p.m. The full playoff schedule can be found here.