The Women’s teams took to the pitch first in less than ideal weather conditions. The Marauders took control of the game early and kept the pedal to the metal.

Jessie Faber got the first two shots on net for the visiting Marauders but York’s Taylor Grant would save both attempts. Goalkeeper Deanna Persico would see her first shot against minutes later but also kept it out of the net.

McMaster looked like they were going to open the scoring but Steph Roberts nailed the post. That didn’t deter the lady Marauders who in the 32nd mark put the first goal on the board when Maila Carboni scored her third of the season. The score remained like that as the teams reached halftime with the visiting team outshooting York seven to three with six of them on net.

Coming out of the half, the Marauders would double their score when Fay Stavropoulos netted a goal following a corner kick by Amy Froome. The two-goal stayed like that for just eight minutes as Ashley Nater from York scored.

Jade Smith looked to have regained the Mac two goal lead as she streaked in but a diving block saved York. However, in stoppage time, York would be awarded a penalty kick after an accidental hand ball in the box to tie the game at two. The draw leaves the women’s team looking for their first victory of the season as they sit with an 0-1-3 record.

In the men’s game, it was all York who struck first in the third minute against the ninth ranked Marauders. Minutes later it looked like they would make it two to nothing but they were unsuccessful.

In the 21st minute the Lions doubled up their score when Cristian Cavallini snuck a ball past the Marauders’ Giacinto DiDomenico. Mac then put themselves in a hole when they were called for a foul in the box that led to York’s third goal over the game minutes later. The Marauders responded in the 27th minute when Yunus Mollayev got the visitors on the board.

With about five minutes to go in the first half, DiDomenico had faced 13 shots, with the seventh shot on net being a header that scored to give the Lions a 4-1 lead.

Anand Sergeant scored just before the end of the second minute to open the second half for McMaster to cut York’s lead in half. Carlo Difeo looked to have made it a one goal game but a bad bounce didn’t allow for the tap in at the 55th minute.

The Lions would put the game away in the 79th minute when scored after Cavallini taking a goal kick from keeper Mike Argyrides.

With the loss, the men’s team drops to 3-2-0 on the season but will remain in the top three of the OUA West division. In the game, the teams would combine for 42 shots with 24 of them on net.

The women and men will return to home field for a doubleheader against the Guelph Gryphons at Ron Joyce Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The women’s game is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM with the men’s game starting approximately 30-minutes after the women’s game concludes.