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Everything you need to know about Ryerson Rams athletics this fall

A round up of all the varsity sport action happening at Ryerson
October 08, 2019
A group of students in Ryerson gear gathered together

Grab your best Rams gear and cheer on our soccer and hockey teams at any one of the home games listed below. 

The semester is well underway and while some of us will get a little rest and relaxation in this upcoming long weekend, the Ryerson Rams soccer and hockey teams will be in the thick of competition. Below is an update on season highlights and upcoming matches. 

Men’s and Women’s Soccer

Three male soccer players scrimmage for the ball in the corner of the field

The men’s soccer team is looking to make a reappearance at the playoffs this year. Photo credit: Christian Bender.

The Rams finished off a winning road trip by shutting out the Laurentian Voyageurs 3-0 on Sunday afternoon in Sudbury. 

After beating Nipissing 2-1 yesterday, the Rams stepped onto the pitch with confidence, looking for another key win before the playoffs.

Ryerson improves to an 8-1-2 record. The Rams have just three regular season matches remaining, and will aim for as many points as possible. The team returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 12 when they host the Carleton Ravens.

A Ryerson Rams female soccer player looks to pass to her teammate while being run in on by two opposing players

The women’s soccer team have their sights set on making the playoffs this year. Photo credit: Alex D’Addese.

The Ryerson Rams women's soccer team pulled out a 2-2 draw on Sunday afternoon in Sudbury against the Laurentian Voyageurs. 

The result means the Rams sit in fifth place in the OUA East with a record of 4-4-2 which puts them in a playoff spot going into the last two weekends of the regular season.

Ryerson now has 14 league points with four games left to play. Having not qualified for the playoffs last year with 16 total points, the Rams are looking to keep their solid season going with positive results over the Carleton Ravens and the USPORTS No. 1 ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees on back-to-back weekends. 

The Rams kick-off again Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. against the Carleton Ravens and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m., both at Downsview Park.

Men’s and Women’s Hockey

A crowd watches male hockey players on the ice

The men’s hockey team during their homecoming game on Sept. 20. Photo credit: Christian Bender.

The men’s hockey team starts their conference season Thursday, Oct. 10 on home ice at the Mattamy Athletic Centre against the Guelph Gryphons. In a pre-conference homecoming game on Sept. 20, the Rams won 4-1 over the Queen's Gaels, winning in style wearing their new golden uniforms inside a packed Mattamy Athletic Centre. 

They’ve won some and lost some since then but are looking to capture some momentum in front of a home crowd on Thursday night. The home ice action continues on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Toronto Varsity Blues. 

Female hockey players lined up shoulder to shoulder on the ice

The women’s hockey team conference season gets underway next week. 

With Olympic gold medallist Haley Irwin on the bench as assistant coach, the Ryerson women’s hockey team are looking to translate that experience into winning gains on the ice. Irwin joins the Rams during a positive timeframe in the program's history. Ryerson is coming off its best season, having reached the semifinals of the OUA McCaw Cup playoffs in 2018-19.

The women’s team starts their conference season Friday, Oct. 18 in Oshawa against Ontario Tech.  

Basketball and Volleyball

Pre-season games have been preparing both the basketball and volleyball men’s and women’s squads for conference matches. Below are the scheduled games for each sport’s first OUA game of the season. For a full calendar of Ryerson Rams sports, please visit ryersonrams.ca, external link.

  • Women’s basketball vs. York Lions on Thursday, October 24 at 6 p.m., Mattamy Athletic Centre
  • Men’s basketball vs. York Lions on Thursday, October 24 at 8 p.m., Mattamy Athletic Centre
  • Women’s volleyball vs. Lakehead Thunderwolves on Friday, October 25 at 6 p.m., Mattamy Athletic Centre
  • Men’s volleyball vs. U of T Varsity Blues on Saturday, October 26 at 4 p.m., Mattamy Athletic Centre

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