Team BC added 10 more medals to its medal count, including five gold, four silver, and one bronze, in another action-packed day at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.
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Baseball kicked off the day with a six-inning 18-8 victory over Nova Scotia to bring their record to 3-1. In a rematch with Ontario under the lights, BC delivered a 7-6 win over the hosts to move to 4-1 and put themselves in position to finish first in the pool.
“We’re very happy with our hitters,” said Head Coach Cav Whitely. “We took advantage of the extra chances and were able to put up some big innings. We are hoping to continue the momentum moving forward.”
Baseball vs Nova Scotia - 18-8 win (6 innings)
Baseball vs Ontario - 7-6 win
Men’s basketball picked up their second win of the Games, defeating Alberta by a score of 103-67 to secure first place in Pool C. They advance to the qualification round where they will face the Northwest Territories at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line.
“This has been a matchup we have been waiting for,” said point guard Jimmy Zaborniak about the game against Alberta. “We are a very deep team and we love running the fast break."
Women’s basketball dropped their second game of the tournament in a tight contest against Quebec on Tuesday. BC overcame a 17-point deficit and the teams entered the fourth quarter tied 49-49 before Quebec pulled away with the win. Team BC will now await the winner of Ontario and the Yukon to see who they will play in their quarterfinal matchup on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. PT.
"We haven’t had the results we wanted, but we are making the best of our experience and continue to improve and learn each game. I can’t wait to see where we go from here,” said forward Julia Tuchscherer.
Basketball (M) vs Alberta - 103-67 win
Basketball (W) vs Quebec - 64-70 loss
Sara Ostojic (Vancouver) and Julia Soeller (Vancouver) of the women’s beach volleyball team were victorious in both of their matches today, with a 2 sets to 1 (21-14, 19-21, 15-10) victory over Quebec and a straight set win (21-14, 21-18) against Ontario to complete the sweep..
“Today's games [were] a great example of the girls being ready to play from a physical and strategic standpoint.” said Maverick Hatch, coach of the women’s volleyball team. “They remained calm through pressure situations and made a key adjustment in the third set that helped them establish a lead and rely on their sideout for the rest of the match.”
The team finished first in their pool in the preliminary rounds and have earned themselves a spot in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 3:00 p.m., where they will face off against the winner of the qualification match between Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan.
Luke de Greeff (Victoria) and Dan Everton (Penticton) of the men’s beach volleyball team pulled off a straight set win over Alberta (21-14, 21-17) in their last preliminary round match.
The men’s team also came out on top of their pool and will head directly to the quarterfinals on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., where they will meet the winner of the qualification match between Newfoundland and Labrador and Saskatchewan.
“It was a good battle – I had to do a lot of work but Luke was giving me great sets,” said Everton. “We had a consistent game plan the whole way through. We led the whole match and didn’t let them catch up.”
Beach Volleyball (W) vs Quebec - 2-1 win (21-14, 19-21, 15-10)
Beach Volleyball (W) vs Ontario - 2-0 win (21-14, 21-18)
Beach Volleyball (M) vs Alberta - 2-0 win (21-14, 21-17)
The women’s Box Lacrosse team secured a 9-3 victory over Nova Scotia today to wrap up preliminary round action, and will finish second in their pool. They will advance straight to the quarterfinals where they will face off against Quebec on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
“We kept our tempo very high coming out of the win versus Alberta. We needed to keep that urgency to want the ball and want the win,” said Rory Rothni, defender and Captain.
Box Lacrosse (W) vs Nova Scotia - 9-3 win
The women’s softball team fell 2-0 against Saskatchewan in their last game of the preliminary rounds, but still managed to finish first in their pool. They will advance to the qualification round where they will face Ontario on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
Softball (W) vs Saskatchewan - 2-0 loss
Soccer’s last match in the preliminary round resulted in a 1-1 tie against Quebec at full time. After 5 rounds of a very close penalty shootout, BC fell to Quebec 5-4, which gave them the tie-breaking advantage in the overall standings. This resulted in BC finishing second in the pool and will face off against Yukon in the qualification match on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs Quebec - 1-1 draw (5-4 loss in penalty shootout)
Thomas Caruso (Lindell Beach) won Gold in the Male 100m Backstroke event with a time of 0:58.66, along with Cameron Chambers (West Kelowna) in the Male 100m (S6-14) Backstroke Para event with 682 points, Aidan Erickson (Langley) in the Male 400m Freestyle event with a time of 4:03.34, and Leila Fack (Surrey) in the Female 50m Butterfly event with a time of 0:27.61.
Natascha Borromeo (West Vancouver) took home the silver medal in the Female 100m Backstroke event with a time of 1:04.62. Bonnie Jean Shade (Campbell River) also won silver in the Female 100m Backstroke (SOC) with a time of 1:43.24, along with Ramon Siytangco (Vancouver) in the Men’s 100m Backstroke (SOC) with a time of 1.16.54.
Justin Jung (Coquitlam) earned a bronze medal for BC in the Male 200m Breaststroke event with a time of 2:23.39.
The Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay team won the gold medal in their event with a time of 3:30.80. On the women’s side of the 4x100m Freestyle Relay, the team took home the silver medal for BC with a time of 3:51.73.
Women's 100m Backstroke - Natascha Borromeo - SILVER - 1:04.67
Men's 100m Backstroke - Thomas Caruso - GOLD - 58.66
Men's 100m Backstroke Para - Cameron Chambers - GOLD - 1:08.69
Women's 100m Backstroke Special O - Bonnie Jean Shade - SILVER - 1:43.24
Men's 100m Backstroke Special O - Ramon Siytangco - SILVER - 1:16.54
Men's 400m Freestyle - Aidan Erickson - GOLD - 4:03.34
Men's 200m Breaststroke - Justin Jung - BRONZE - 2:23.39
Women's 50m Butterfly - Leila Fack - GOLD - 27.61
Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Julia Strojnowska, Sienna Angove, Maria Saldana, Leila Fack
SILVER - 3:51.73
Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Laon Kim, Peter Huang, Tristan Goiver, Bill Dongfang, Peter Huang
GOLD - 3:30.80
After a series of weather delays on Monday, Tuesday saw the Tennis team close out their Mixed Team matchup against Ontario with a 4-2 win. The team will be back at it on Wednesday, to close out Pool Play with a 10 a.m. matchup against Alberta.
Tennis vs Ontario - 4-2 win
Rugby Sevens defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 59-0 in the first game before shutting out Manitoba 51-0 to close out the day. The dominant wins secured Team BC a first-place finish in Pool A with an undefeated 4-0 record and a spot in the semifinal on Wednesday.
“It’s been fun playing in this environment with these girls and I am really looking forward to continuing to build off of what we have established and to keep working with these girls in the upcoming games,” said Lana Dueck.
“I am so excited to get the opportunity to play tomorrow with these girls, it’s been an amazing experience so far and I can’t wait to see how much more we can grow as a team,” said Adia Pye.
Rugby Sevens (W) vs Newfoundland and Labrador - 59-0 win
Rugby Sevens (W) vs Manitoba - 51-0 win
Team BC wrestling got off to a strong start with both men and women dominant in their pools for the team competition.
The women faced off in duels against Yukon, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec, winning each one while only losing one individual match. Standout performers included flag bearer Rupinder Johal, winning her two matches by pins, and Marley Jackson, who won three matches including two by technical superiority and one by pin.
On the men’s side, BC defeated Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, and Manitoba. Jagvir Grewal, Prabjot Mander, and Mark Schwichtenberg each won three individual matches.
Both teams end the day tied for first place in their pools.
Tomorrow, the girls take on New Brunswick and Saskatchewan with the boys facing New Brunswick and Quebec. Results from those duels will determine placing for the team medal rounds. Bronze medal duels start at 2:30 p.m. and Gold at 7:30 p.m.
Wrestling (W) vs Yukon - 49-0 win
Wrestling (W) vs Newfoundland and Labrador - 50-0 win
Wrestling (W) vs Quebec - 43-5 win
Wrestling (M) vs Nunavut - 44-4 win
Wrestling (M) vs PEI - 44-3 win
Wrestling (M) vs Manitoba - 35-9 win
Day 5 (Aug 10) Schedule:
8:30am - Wrestling (M) vs. New Brunswick
9:30am - Swimming
10am - Cycling MTB (F) Relay Event // Medal Opportunity
10am - Wrestling (F) vs. New Brunswick
10am - Tennis vs. Alberta
12:30pm - Wrestling (M) vs. Quebec
12:30pm - Cycling MTB (M) Relay Event // Medal Opportunity
12:30pm - Softball (F) vs. Ontario
1pm - Basketball (M) vs. Northwest Territories // Qualification Round
2pm - Wrestling (F) vs. Saskatchewan
2pm - Box Lacrosse (F) vs. Quebec // Quarterfinal
3:30pm - Wrestling (M) - Bronze Duel
4pm - Baseball vs. Saskatchewan
5:00pm - Wrestling (F) - Bronze Duel // Medal Opportunity
5:44pm - Rugby Sevens (F) vs Winner of Game 22 (Ontario or PEI) // Semifinal
6pm - Swimming - Finals // Medal Opportunity
7:30pm - Wrestling (M+F) - Gold Duel // Medal Opportunity