To the playoffs and beyond Under new coach Joe Valvasori, the women’s soccer team bears down for a final playoff drive
Oct19

To the playoffs and beyond Under new coach Joe Valvasori, the women’s soccer team bears down for a final playoff drive

By: Ryan Tse The McMaster women’s soccer team has not had the smoothest season. This year’s squad has fought their way to a 2-6-5 record to put them in eighth place in the West conference through 13 games. Three pivotal games remain in the 2017 regular season. Their record tells the story of an up-and-down season filled with adversity. However, new coach Joe Valvasori sees growth and potential in this team. Valvasori believes that the...

Putting their best foot forward Playing hosts to teams from around the province, Mac places first and third in their last meet before provincial championships
Oct19

Putting their best foot forward Playing hosts to teams from around the province, Mac places first and third in their last meet before provincial championships

On Oct. 13, the McMaster University Cross Country team hosted their first annual Marauder Bayfront Open. The 7 km invitational was an overall team success, as the men’s team came in first overall with a score of 24 points, and the women’s team came in third overall with a total of 60 points. Going into the meet, both the men’s and the women’s team were ranked within the U Sports Top 10. The men’s team...

Building and progressing Amidst big changes to the program, Mac’s golf team fell short at the provincial championships, but are focused on the future
Oct19

Building and progressing Amidst big changes to the program, Mac’s golf team fell short at the provincial championships, but are focused on the future

The McMaster University golf team was in Ottawa last weekend for the Ontario University Athletics Golf Championships at Loch March Golf & Country Club. The two-day event is the only tournament that is officially recognized by the OUA, but universities hosted invitationals thought the year determine if teams meet the qualifying standards in order to be eligible to play in the OUA championships. “Typically over a four-week snapshot...

On to the post-season The women’s rugby team’s undefeated bid falls short at the hands’ of the Guelph Gryphons in the regular season finale
Oct05

On to the post-season The women’s rugby team’s undefeated bid falls short at the hands’ of the Guelph Gryphons in the regular season finale

By: Andrew Sarkis The McMaster women’s rugby season came to an end on Sept. 29, losing to the division-leading Guelph Gryphons. In a head-to-head matchup between the number one and two ranked teams in the Shiels Division, the Gryphons came out on top, outscoring the Marauders 35-19 at Ron Joyce Stadium and putting the women’s team’s undefeated bid to a halt. A year removed from finishing with a perfect record, it was not how the...

The Tatham takeover Meet head coach Patrick Tatham
Oct05

The Tatham takeover Meet head coach Patrick Tatham

Basketball started early this year for the men’s team as they saw some preseason non-conference action during the Marauders’ homecoming festivities. These games offered an opportunity for the Marauders to debut several new players along with the Marauders’ brand new head coach Patrick Tatham. Coach Tatham arrived in Hamilton early this May and has been working hard behind the scenes ever since. “I always said if I was going to leave...

Support on and off the court At the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, the women’s basketball team once again gathered to show support for their coach and countless others affected by cancer
Oct05

Support on and off the court At the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, the women’s basketball team once again gathered to show support for their coach and countless others affected by cancer

By: Griffin Marsh Sometimes the events of life are larger and more important than any sports result and our sporting communities take these as opportunities to show support and care for one another. For the McMaster women’s basketball team, the CIBC Run for the Cure, held on Oct. 1 this year, has come to represent something more than their basketball and university lives. It now represents family, community and strength. This story...

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