Bruins battle it out at Homecoming


Sheridan’s Homecoming saw great displays of performance, intensity, sportsmanship and action from the Bruins and their respective opponents Saturday.

The Lady Bruins rugby team was first to play, taking on the first loss of their eight game season, falling 14-5 against Seneca Sting. Team captain Shannon Paterson earned the first try of the game with no conversion for the ladies, putting them ahead 5-0 going into the second half.

“We really wanted to go into this game focusing on hitting all the rucks and getting low. Finishing our tackles was something we did well during the entire game,” said Paterson. “We have things to work on, but we’re ready for the next win.”

Seneca Sting outperformed the Lady Bruins in the second half scoring two tries. Both saw conversions, giving them a comfortable lead by nine points to wrap up the game.

Meghan Sowsun tackles her way through Seneca offense

Meghan Sowsun tackles her way through Seneca offense.

Georgian Grizzlies would put up a difficult challenge for the men’s rugby team. The Bruins fought boldly but ended up falling to them 14-5. “One of the best games we’ve ever played as a rugby team,” said Bruin Brett King.

The Bruins let through a breakaway sprint, which put the Grizzlies up 7-0 early in the match. Tension ran high following an unsportsmanlike play from a Grizzly player who flipped the Bruins’ Steven Picheli after the whistle.

Lamar Williams scored a try for the Bruins in the second half. No conversion on the kick left them behind by two points. Grizzlies would go on to score the last try with a conversion in the final 10 minutes.

Steven Picheli diving through Grizzlies offense

Steven Picheli diving through Grizzlies offense.

The Bruins’ men’s soccer team took the first victory of Homecoming shutting out Mohawk 4-0. Earlier in the day the women’s soccer team ended their match against Mohawk 1-1.

Nicholas Lindsay returned with a full throttle performance, scoring his second hat trick of the season, all before the end of the first half.

Lindsay was dealt his third yellow card of the season, meaning a one-game suspension and will not be playing in the Bruins’ Oct. 2 match against Fanshawe Falcons.

Team captain David Velastegui did not play at homecoming after being given a red card in their previous match against Conestoga.

Nicholas Lindsay earns himself a hat trick at homecoming

Nicholas Lindsay earns himself a hat trick at homecoming.

Back-to-back basketball games featured the latest men’s and women’s teams, which were both victorious against Sheridan Alumni.

For more information on Bruin’s team’s schedules visit and check out Matthew Lowe’s story on the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.