Entering the 11th annual Fanshawe College Kick-off Tournament on Oct.5, was a chance for George Brown College’s (GBC) Men’s Volleyball team to show their skills. Placing third out of six teams in the playoffs, GBC’s Huskies brought home their first medal this past weekend to kick off the 2013/14 season.
Injuries to first and second all-star players Eric Oliviera and Libero Richard Serote, didn’t keep the Huskies down. Although they lost their first game, the Huskies kept their game faces on and won their next two games 25-23 and 15-5.
The Huskies defeated Boreal of Sudbury with a 25-19, 25-16 win and then beat Seneca College of Toronto. Suffering a loss to Mohawk College of Hamilton in the divisional semi-final, the Huskies came back for a big win of 25-22, 25-17. Although the Huskies were defeated by Fanshawe College 25-14, 25-19, GBC Huskies managed to bring home the Bronze.
GBC will face Fleming College on Oct. 25 in Peterborough for the season opener.
Men’s baseball clinches playoff spot
After suffering a loss to Durham 14-11 weeks earlier, Thursday’s game was be a chance to make up the loss. Unfortunately for the Huskies, a win was a no-go. After suffering a 10-1 loss, and having only one run in the fifth inning, Huskies needed to win one game to advance to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) playoffs in Windsor later this month.
The Oct. 5 game at Richmond Green Park, in Richmond Hill against Seneca granted Huskies their playoff wish. Needing only one game to advance to the OCAA playoffs, GBC played Seneca in a make-up double header. Playing two games, and dealing with the loss of their first game 10-5, GBC came back to beat Seneca allowing them to steal the playoff spot.
The first GBC team to advance to a post-season round, the Huskies will play a double elimination knockout on Oct. 18 and 19 at St. Clair College in Windsor
Women’s soccer team loses after penalty kick but ends the season with a victory
GBC’s women’s soccer team played their best game of the OCAA season in Kingston on Oct. 4.
Although it was a scoreless game, a foul at the 94 minute and 30 second mark allowed for a penalty kick which ended with a loss for GBC. St. Lawrence College, the second best team in Ontario, won 1-0 and left no post-season spot for the Huskies.
Already four points out of the final playoff spot, the Huskies had one game left against Loyalist College of Belleville to end the season. Starting the season with a win and ending the season with a win, GBC defeated Loyalist 4-2 on Oct.7.
GBC cross country runners place in top 10 at Humber
Finishing third in a race of 98 runners, with a 26 minute finish in eight kilometre run, Sean Sweeney finished in the top runners for the third time this year. Joanita Louw placed within the top ten finishing in eighth place out of 70 runners in the women’s five kilometre.
GBC’s men runners finished in eighth place out of 13 colleges, and the women’s team placing seventh out of 10 teams, even though both teams were missing runners due to injury.
Work to be done for men’s basketball team
At St. Lawrence College in Kingston on Oct. 6, GBC took two losses and got one win. Losing the first two games to Mohawk College 93-78 and Vanier College 67-53, GBC got a win for game three against John Abbot College 84-81. Hamilov was chosen as the game’s all-star player with 28 points and 13 rebounds.
Devastating elimination for men’s soccer team
With only three goals scored in the entire season, GBC suffered a devastating loss, yet again. Not enough to allow for a qualifying spot in the playoffs, GBC ended the season with an overall finish of two wins and one draw. Playing against St. Lawrence College in Kingston on Oct. 6, the game ended in a 0-0 tie.