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Lancers stage rousing kick-off to football season

The Lancer football team thrilled more than 4,000 fans Monday at University Stadium with a convincing 63-18 win over the Ottawa Gee Gees to open the 2012 season.

Among the highlights on offense, quarterback Austin Kennedy notched 482 passing yards on 31 completions, including six touchdowns—tying the team record. Receiver Jordan Brescacin pulled down three touchdowns and totalled 214 yards.

Read the full story, “Lancers stampede over Gee Gees 63-18 in season opener,” at goLancers.ca.

The team is at home to the Guelph Gryphons for a night game on Saturday, September 8.

Lancer players make an entrance.

Lancer players enter Alumni Field, eager to get football season underway.

Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders demonstrate their skills with a toss before an appreciative crowd.

Emily Taylor and Jacob Campeau

First-year students Emily Taylor Stievenart and Jacob Campeau donned paint to cheer on the Lancers.

Little girl holds T-shirt up to herself

A young fan buys some Lancer football gear.

Lancer pennant

Windsor Welcome Week volunteers perform the Windsor wiggle during halftime.

Rebecca Riddick and Sara Estoesta

Rebecca Riddick and Sara Estoesta were among the fans lining the hill on the stadium’s west side.

Yippee

Grad students in engineering enjoy the prime view they earned by winning a DailyNews trivia quiz.

Touchdown!

Receiver Dylan Whitfield completes a 34-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Austin Kennedy.

Soccer splits opener

The men’s soccer team defeated the UOIT Ridgebacks 2-0 Saturday in Oshawa on goals from Jamar Kelly and Mike Pio. Goalkeeper Dejo Olabegi earned the shutout. The women’s team dropped a 2-1 decision. First-year midfielder Jaclyn Faraci scored Windsor’s lone goal.

At home Monday, the women’s team tied Western 2-2 on goals from Kelly Riccardi and Tina Vagnini. Lancer goalkeeper Tara Bernard-Rae was instrumental in the draw. The men lost to the Mustangs 1-0.

Both teams are on the road this weekend, travelling to Hamilton on Saturday to take on McMaster and playing the Brock Badgers in St. Catharines on Sunday.