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...

Young, ambitious and focused With half a season still ahead of them, a young men’s soccer team finds itself in the midst of a strong 2017 campaign
Sep28

Young, ambitious and focused With half a season still ahead of them, a young men’s soccer team finds itself in the midst of a strong 2017 campaign

By: Griffin Marsh Heading into the second half of the season, the McMaster men’s soccer team looks to continue to find the back of the net at an impressive rate while shutting down teams at the other end. The Marauders have already played nine games of their 16-game season with lots of positive moments to reflect on. McMaster is scoring at a rate of three goals per game, fourth highest in all of U Sports. This is a different place...

So we meet again Men's soccer loses to a longtime rival, but persevere to defeat defending OUA champs 4-2
Sep11

So we meet again Men's soccer loses to a longtime rival, but persevere to defeat defending OUA champs 4-2

When discussing men’s soccer rivals at McMaster University, two teams that are automatically brought to the conversation are the York Lions and the Guelph Gryphons. On Sept. 7, over 2,000 roaring fans attended York’s Frosh Frenzy game, making it impossible for the Marauders to match the momentum of their longtime rivals. After starting off their season 3-1 with an impressive 12 total goals, the Marauders fell 5-2 in this heated...

A rollercoaster season has finally come to an end for the McMaster men’s soccer team A rundown on McMaster men's soccer season
Nov07

A rollercoaster season has finally come to an end for the McMaster men’s soccer team A rundown on McMaster men's soccer season

By: Eamon Hillis The Marauders began their playoff journey Wednesday Oct. 26 in an Ontario University Athletics preliminary qualifier at home against Windsor. Mac snatched the decisive 4-0 victory from the overmatched Lancers, advancing to challenge Guelph in the quarter finals. Everything seemed to fall in McMaster’s favour against Windsor. The Lancers entered their Oct. 26 matchup with significant injury struggles, and was not able...

Mac rounding into form as season ends After a rough start to the season the McMaster women's soccer team starts to pick up
Oct20

Mac rounding into form as season ends After a rough start to the season the McMaster women's soccer team starts to pick up

By: Justin Parker After a solid 2015 campaign that saw the women’s soccer team finish fourth in the Ontario University Athletics West division (7-6-3), the team struggled to get things off the ground at the beginning of the 2016 season. In their first seven games, McMaster went without a win (0-5-2) and the squad was outscored 10-4. However, the team has kept their heads down and worked through an early rough patch that saw them face...

Time to put it all together The men’s soccer team looks to steady the ship and focus on finishing the season strong
Oct06

Time to put it all together The men’s soccer team looks to steady the ship and focus on finishing the season strong

By: Justin Parker Injuries and inexperience have been the pillars of adversity during this year’s campaign for the men’s soccer team. Mental errors and mistakes have cost the team multiple games this year. Just as a game looks wrapped up for Mac, an untimely turnover or a lapse in defence has led to winnable games turning into disappointing ties or loses. In a league where they are accustomed to sitting at the top, the Marauders find...

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