St. Croix and Fischer named female athletes of the week
It was a strong week from a pair of former Wallaceburg Tartan athletes.
Leading her team to a Canadian consolation championship at the USport women’s soccer championship held in Kingston led to Port Lambton’s Samantha St. Croix being named Western University’s female athlete of the week for the week ending November 7.
Wallaceburg’s Brett Fischer was named Lambton College’s female athlete for the second time in three weeks on Monday, after a strong game against St. Clair College.
St. Croix blanked the McMaster Marauders 2-0 on November 4 to advance the Mustangs to the U Sport national championships held in Kingston on the weekend.
The Mustangs lost the opener to Laval 2-0 but bounced back to beat Queen’s 5-2 to advance to the consolation championship (5th place game) where St. Croix was in net for the 1-0 victory over Ottawa.
The final game was St. Croix’s 12th shutout of the season. Her goals-against average was 0.63.
Fischer has been a model of consistency in the box scores to begin her Lambton career, and Saturday’s performance was more of the same.
While the Lions came up short in their comeback bid to knock off the St. Clair Saints, Fischer recorded her fourth consecutive double-double in the 60-55 loss. The Wallaceburg native had 14 points and 15 rebounds in 33 minutes of action.
Saturday marked the fourth straight game for Fischer with a double-double, and the fifth consecutive game overall that she had recorded 10 or more rebounds.
She currently ranks second in the OCAA with 11.2 rebounds per game and 18th with 12.8 points per game.