Five seasons draw to a close in four days

A collage of Falcons athletes competing in soccer, baseball and softball CREDIT: JUSTIN KOEHLER/FANSHAWE ATHLETICS
Men's and women's soccer, women's softball, men's baseball, and men's golf have now all closed their seasons.

Over the course of a four-day span, five Fanshawe Falcons’ seasons came to a close.

The teams that finished their seasons include the men’s and women’s soccer teams, the men’s baseball team, the women’s softball team, as well as the men’s golf team.

Of those five teams, just one made it beyond the OCAA provincial championships.

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The sixth ranked women’s soccer team finished their season on Oct. 18 and were defeated 3-2 in their tough qualifying match against the third ranked Mohawk Mountaineers.

The game would see the Falcons leading after the first half, but they were unable to hold on and were outshot 17-9 by the end of the match.

The fourth ranked men’s baseball team would fall the next day, being defeated by the fifth ranked Centennial Colts 6-3 in their quarterfinal match.

The Colts would get ahead in the first inning and, even though the Falcons would claw back some runs, the team was never able to take the lead once throughout the game.

The women’s softball team would fall later that day, with the fourth ranked team falling to the fifth ranked Mohawk Mountaineers 9-2.

The team came ahead in the fourth inning after holding the Mountaineers scoreless, but fell behind in the fifth after giving up two runs and then gave up seven more in the following two innings.

On Oct. 21, the men’s golf team headed out to Quebec for the CCAA national championships after taking home the silver medal at the OCAA provincial championships.

At nationals, the team finished sixth and finished five strokes ahead of the seventh place Georgian College.

Later that same evening, the men’s soccer team would fall to the number one ranked and undefeated George Brown Huskies.

Again, the team would jump ahead early, scoring in the first half, but would give up the lead in the second half to fall 2-1 in the match.

Following those five teams wrapping up their seasons, just one more set of teams remain in the summer/ fall group, that being the men’s and women’s cross-country teams.

The teams have advanced to the CCAA national championships after both placing second at the provincial championships. The OCAAs were highlighted by Katie Rice, who has now won her second consecutive provincial gold medal finish. The two teams now head out to Nova Scotia to show their stuff on the national stage, heading out east on Nov. 11.