Soccer teams to play home openers Saturday: Lancer weekend preview

The Lancer soccer teams will play their first home games of the 2011 campaign this weekend, taking on the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday, September 10, and the Laurier Golden Hawks on Sunday, September 11. Both days the women play at 1 p.m. and the men at 3:15 p.m. on Alumni Field.

The Laurier women’s team is ranked second in the nation in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport coaches’ poll after opening the season with two victories; the Waterloo women are looking for their first win.

Windsor is 1-1, having split their opening weekend on the road. The Lancers lost to 2-0 McMaster last Saturday and beat Brock 4-0 on Sunday.

On the men’s side, Windsor is seeking to get in the win column. Head coach Steve Hart’s squad lost 2-1 to McMaster and 2-0 to Brock last weekend. Laurier is undefeated at 1-0-1 and Waterloo is off to a 1-2 start.

In other varsity action, the Lancer football team will travel to Waterloo to take on the Laurier Golden Hawks on Saturday. Laurier is ranked eighth in the CIS; Windsor is coming off a 38-5 Labour Day win over Toronto.

The women’s hockey team will face off against Belle Tire in exhibition play Sunday at South Windsor Arena. The puck drops at 4:10 p.m.