U Sports Roundup: Golden Hawks hold off Lions for first win of season

TORONTO — Kevin Wong ran in a 22-yard touchdown in the third quarter to put Laurier ahead, and the Golden Hawks held off the York Lions 18-10 on Monday for their first U Sports football victory of the season.

Connor Causello completed 17-of-29 pass attempts for 221 yards and an interception for Laurier (1-1).

Receiver Ente Eguavoen caught eight catches for 120 yards, Nathan Mesher kicked three field goals and Laurier forced the Lions to concede an early safety to go up 2-0 in the first quarter.

The Golden Hawks’ defence held York to 231 total yards.

Brett Hunchak handled the majority of the quarterbacking duties for the Lions (0-2), completing 12-of-31 pass attempts for 129 yards. Noah Craney was 2 for 3 for 11 yards.

Alex Daley returned a punt for a TD in the second quarter.

Later Monday, Chris Merchant threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns while running in another as the Western Mustangs easily got by the Queen’s Gaels, 37-17

Western’s Bleska Kambamba returned an interception for a TD with 1:05 to go in the first quarter to put the Mustangs (2-0) up 20-3.

Malik Besseghieur was Merchant’s No. 1 target, with four catches four 96 yards and a TD.

James Keenan was 12 for 27 for 179 yards with a TD and an interception for the Gaels (0-2).

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