2022 U Sports Women’s Basketball Exhibition Tournament Guide: Preseason Basketball is Back

Hamilton, ON- With fall upon us, it’s a reminder that exhibition tournaments and games are tipping off for U Sports women’s basketball teams. There are usually games between nonconference opponents, NCAA opponents (although none this year so far) and CCAA opponents.  One of the most exciting parts of the preseason are exhibition tournaments, where teams often play two or three games in a short time period … Continue reading 2022 U Sports Women’s Basketball Exhibition Tournament Guide: Preseason Basketball is Back

More Comfortable McMaster Team Opens Season With Win Against Laval

Hamilton, ON- The new season of McMaster Marauders women’s basketball started on Friday night at the Burridge Gymnasium. The Marauders hosted the Laval Rouge et Or – a rematch of the 2019 U Sports finals, which McMaster won its first national title. The banner with the players’ names hangs on the wall. Since that title, there are still four players from that championship team: Mia Spadafora, … Continue reading More Comfortable McMaster Team Opens Season With Win Against Laval

“You need to have Critical Mass”: Western Pushes McMaster Football to Playoff Edge 

Hamilton, ON- Coming off a bye week, the McMaster Marauders football team was facing a tough but crucial stretch run. They had beaten the Waterloo Warriors a couple of weeks ago, getting a much-needed victory to move to 1-3 (they forfeited their win against York in week two).  Now, they were hosting the defending Yates and Vanier Cup champion Western Mustangs. The undefeated number one ranked … Continue reading “You need to have Critical Mass”: Western Pushes McMaster Football to Playoff Edge 

Trust, Adversity and Late Game Heroics Rally Marauders to Victory 

Hamilton, ON- The victory looked like it had eluded them. For much of Sunday afternoon on Sept. 25, the McMaster Marauders and the Waterloo Warriors men’s soccer teams went at it. The teams traded chances. The Warriors had more shots in the first half (9-5) while the Marauders had more in the second (8-5).  For much of the second half, the Marauders held a 1-0 lead … Continue reading Trust, Adversity and Late Game Heroics Rally Marauders to Victory 

“We Need to Capitalize”: Mia Paiement Gets her Moment as Marauders Tie Warriors

Hamilton, ON- The pass came in and Mia Paiement knew she had to finish it. The McMaster Marauders women’s soccer team was already up 1-0 on the Waterloo Warriors when Paiement capitalized on her chance.  Defender Madison Goertz had whipped in a pass from the side. Paiement connected on it and slide it into the back of the net. Celebration ensued.  Paiement credited the Marauders’ build-up … Continue reading “We Need to Capitalize”: Mia Paiement Gets her Moment as Marauders Tie Warriors

Queen’s Women’s Rugby Continues Building off National Title with Win over “Proud” McMaster Squad

Hamilton, ON- The Queen’s Gaels women’s rugby team had reached the summit. Led by U Sports Coach of the Year Dan Valley, U Sports Player of the Year Sophie de Goede and a stellar team, the Gaels had avenged their OUA finals loss to the Guelph Gryphons to win the 2021 U Sports national championship. They did it at home at Nixon Field in the heart … Continue reading Queen’s Women’s Rugby Continues Building off National Title with Win over “Proud” McMaster Squad

A New Era: McMaster Women’s Rugby Shutouts Laurier and Develops their Identity

Hamilton, ON- The sun was shining on a warm September afternoon at Ron Joyce Stadium as the McMaster Marauders women’s rugby team embarked upon their home opener against the Laurier Golden Hawks.  It was their third game of the season and while there were some familiar faces back from last season, there were some new ones as well.  The team has 12 first-year players on their … Continue reading A New Era: McMaster Women’s Rugby Shutouts Laurier and Develops their Identity

McMaster Women’s Soccer Builds Chemistry and Momentum in Draws Against Windsor 

Hamilton, ON- As has been the case in previous games this season, the McMaster Marauders women’s soccer team turned up their attack in the second half.  Facing the Windsor Lancers at Ron Joyce Stadium in the first game of a home-and-home on Sept. 16, the Marauders found themselves tied 1-1 as they pushed for the go-ahead goal.  They had started the game well, carrying forward their … Continue reading McMaster Women’s Soccer Builds Chemistry and Momentum in Draws Against Windsor 

Finishing Strong: Miles Green and the Marauders Seek that Final Touch

Hamilton, ON- As Miles Green lined up for a free kick, he knew he was going to hit it. The fifth-year McMaster Marauders forward had a shot in a then-scoreless game against the Windsor Lancers on Sept. 16 on a cool Friday night under the lights. The Marauders had created chances before then – and would continue to afterwards – but they couldn’t finish. Until … Continue reading Finishing Strong: Miles Green and the Marauders Seek that Final Touch

Marauders Men’s Soccer Draw and Lose in Early Season Test Against OUA Champs Gryphons

Hamilton, ON- The McMaster Marauders men’s soccer team didn’t have to wait long to face an early season tough opponent.  After a win and a loss to start the season against the Western Mustangs, McMaster faced off against the defending OUA champion Guelph Gryphons in a home-and-home series.  It would be a good early season showing of where the Marauders stood against elite OUA teams. … Continue reading Marauders Men’s Soccer Draw and Lose in Early Season Test Against OUA Champs Gryphons