Lancers win football season opener, 38-5 over Toronto

Lancer Shea Pierre ran back the opening kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown and set the tone for a 38-5 Windsor rout of the Toronto Varsity Blues in football action Monday at the south campus stadium.

Interim head coach Joe D'Amore shared quarterbacking duties between Sam Malian and Austin Kennedy. Malian completed 12 of 19 passes for 107 yards while Kennedy passed for 31 yards on five completions of nine attempts and ran for a touchdown.

Shomari Grant, in his first Ontario University Athletics contest, led the ground attack for the Lancers with 112 rushing yards and a three-yard touchdown. Mitch Dender’s 73-yard punt return and Paul Lefaive’s 43-yard touchdown run accounted for the other Lancer majors.

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The team’s next action comes Saturday as it heads to Waterloo for a showdown with the Laurier Golden Hawks.

The Lancer women's soccer team were shut out 2-0 by the McMaster Marauders in Hamilton Saturday and bounced back Sunday in St. Catharines to shut out the Brock Badgers 4-0. Goalkeeper Rebecca Singer registered Sunday's shutout; goalscorers were Candace Garrod, Sara Kox, Cassandra Quayson and Marianne Wright.

The men's soccer squad dropped a pair on the weekend, losing to McMaster 2-1 on Saturday and to Brock 2-0 on Sunday. Mike Pio scored the lone Lancer goal on Saturday.