It’s been a busy week for the Ryerson Rams women’s sports teams. With all the fall teams now in action, there are plenty of games to talk about. Whether it is the Rams continued prowess on the pitch, or the first skates of the season to hit the ice, every part of Rams nation was in action this past week.
The Ryerson Fastpitch team has been one of the busiest this season, and this weekend was no different. The Rams hosted an exhaisting six games over three days this past weekend. Ryerson hosted all of the games at the Brampton fairgrounds, and finished the weekend with a record of 3-3.
The Rams took on a wide spread of Ontario competition throughout the weekend, with Waterloo, Laurier and Guelph being the three opponents. One team played each day and each day could not have been more different for Ryerson.
Waterloo, who have been a good team for a while gave the Rams an entertaining pair of matchups. In the first game, Ryerson prevailed but only by a hair- pulling out the 6-5 victory. However in the days second matchup, the Waterloo Warriors showed their might thrashing the Rams 15-8 on their home field.
In the first game, the Rams were aided by the brilliant pitching of Zoe Delorme, who helped lead the defensive efforts. On the offensive side was yet another brilliant performance by Emma Carr, who ended up driving in the winning run on a sacrifice fly. Unfortunately the team could not replicate their bewildering brilliance in the second game, finishing the first day of the regular season action with a win and a loss.
The two games against laurier on Saturday were the toughest of the weekend. nothing was clicking for ryerson, who surrened both games to the visiting Golden Hawks. Neither of which were very close contests.
After the not planned Saturday results, the Rams rebounded in retribution on sunday, putting up two fantastic performances against the Guelph Gryphons. Another astounding pitching performance buoyed the Rams to the victory, and this time the ball came from the hands of Jessica Riggs, who pitched eight strikeouts and zero walks. The pair of wins by scores of 4-1 and 5-4.
The Rams now await a two game matchup against their cross-town rivals, the University of Toronto Varsity blues at Dieppe park in Toronto.
In the same vein as the men’s team, the Rams women’s soccer team had a very familiar weekend- taking on the Royal Military College and Queen’s university, just as they had as guests the week before.
Funny enough, the results in the two reverse fixtures were almost identical, with only one goal being the difference between having the same exact results. The first game of the weekend was against the highly skilled Queen’s Gaels, and the Rams put together a hard working performances, however it was not enough to pry the 2-1 victory away from the soaring Gaels.
Queen’s rookie Jenna Matsukubo scored her first collegiate goal in the win, while Cecilia way scored the second goal less than 10 minutes later. Those two goals proved to be one too many for the Rams to get back, as Queen’s sealed their second straight win over Ryerson is as many weeks.
The second game of the weekend was deja vu for the rams, who again defeated the RMC Paladins by a score of 3-0, in a match that showed the skill and team strength that Ryerson has on offer this season.
The Rams now get to play some new opponents as they take on Trent University and Ontario Tech back at Downsview park.
Finally, hockey is back at Ryerson! The Rams women have been on the ice everyday this week as they prepare for their first set of preseason games this coming weekend. 49 has already previewed the women’s team and the changes going into this year, but this weekend we will get to see the on-ice product for the first time.
The first of the two games at the Mattamy Athletic Centre is against the Montreal Carabins on friday night, which is followed by a Saturday matinee against the Toronto Varsity Blues.
That’s all for the Rams womens Roundup this week, but keep checking into 49 Sport for all your U Sports needs!