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Lacrosse

SFU Lacrosse will open their season at home on the Terry Fox Field on Sunday, February 8 at 2 p.m. The team is coming off a year where they went undefeated in their division — the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PCNLL) — and won the PCNLL championship. Though they lost to the Colorado State Rams in the first round of the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) national championship, they appear once again posed for success with key contributors returning including team goal scoring leader Tyler Kirkby — who ranked seventh in the whole MCLA with 65 goals.

Wrestling

Last week, the men’s wrestling team competed in two tournaments. The first — the Boxer Open — was held Sunday in Forrest Grove, OR, and resulted in a Clan victory, with Josh Kim claiming first in the 184 lb weight class. Then, on Wednesday, the team team traveled to Oregon, City, OR to compete in the Clackamas Open, where both Kim and redshirt freshman Ben Smyth achieved a fourth place finish in their respective weight classes.

Women’s Basketball

On Thursday, the women’s basketball team fell to the Seattle Pacific Falcons 89–76 on the road. The Falcons opened up the scoring with an early three-pointer, and the Clan were unable to catch up — with the Falcons at one point gaining a 21 point lead. Guard Katie Lowen led the team in scoring with 19 points, while Erin Chambers, Meg Wilson, and Alisha Roberts all put up double digit point totals. For the second consecutive game, forward Rachel Fradgley did not play.

Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced Friday morning that they have hired Clan men’s soccer head coach Alan Koch to coach the Whitecaps FC 2 — their newly formed USL Pro affiliate, which will serve to develop young Whitecaps talent. “[Leaving SFU] was not an easy decision,” Alan Koch said in an SFU Athletics press release. “But I’ve always wanted to coach in the professional game, and to do that without having to relocate is an opportunity I could not pass up.”

With files from SFU Athletics