Wide receiver Javonni Cunningham and quarterback Danny SkeltonWide receiver Javonni Cunningham and quarterback Danny Skelton and the rest of the Lancer football team invite UWindsor employees to Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day, Saturday at Alumni Field.

Saturday matinee to close out football regular season

The Lancer football team will play its final game of the regular season Saturday, Oct. 21, hosting the York Lions on Alumni Field at 1 p.m.

The contest is Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day — all UWindsor faculty and staff members may claim one free ticket to the game. Login with UWin ID to claim the freebie: goLancers.ca/tickets.

Fans can purchase tickets at the gate or in advance online at goLancers.ca. The game will also be available to stream live on OUA.tv.

The Windsor squad, 5-2 heading into this weekend’s action, will then turn its focus to the playoffs.

Women’s soccer is also looking to round into post-season form, heading to Hamilton to meet McMaster on Friday in what will be the Marauders fundraiser for the Brain Tumour Foundation. Make a donation at goLancers.ca/LancersKickCancer. Both Windsor squads will return home Sunday for the last games of the regular season, taking on the Laurier Golden Hawks at Alumni Stadium. The women will kick off at 1 p.m. and the men will play the second match of the doubleheader at 3:15 p.m.

The Lancer softball team will compete in the provincial playoff tournament this weekend as second seed from the West Division. The double knock-out championship runs Saturday and Sunday in Paris, Ont. Find details on the league website.

Women’s hockey will face off against Toronto-area opposition this weekend at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex, hosting York on Friday and the TMU Bold on Saturday. The puck drops both nights at 7:30 p.m.

Cross country runners will be in Ypsilanti Saturday to compete in the Eastern Michigan University Fall Classic as a prelude to the OUA Championship meet Oct. 28 in Waterloo.

Basketball will play their final pre-season warm-ups, with the men hosting Acadia at the Toldo Lancer Centre on Friday at 3 p.m., and the women in Kingston for the Queen’s Invitational Tournament. Both will open the regular season in London on Halloween to take on the Western Mustangs.

Men’s and women’s volleyball will also engage in exhibition play, with the men tipping off against the Waterloo Warriors at the Lancer Centre, at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The women will meet Western on neutral ground, playing Saturday at the Chatham Sportsplex.

Women’s golfers claimed their third straight team bronze medal in the Ontario University Athletics championship last weekend at Grey Silo Golf Club. Marie Carunungan finished tied for fifth to earn all-star status. Among the Lancer men, Steven Hill and Jarrod Smith also won all-star nods. Read all about it.