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Rams hope to extend winning streak into 2018

By Jessica Pincente

TORONTO - With their final two regular season games of 2017 coming up this weekend, the Ryerson Rams have an opportunity to extend their winning streak to eight games, continuing their best season-opening run in program history.

The Rams currently sit as the only undefeated team in the OUA, thanks to their continued dominance through their first six games.  The team won a notable matchup on Friday, facing off against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and coming away with a 3-1 victory.  

Though the team has seen a lot of success this season, head coach Dustin Reid says there are several aspects he would like to see the team improve on looking ahead.  

“We’ll be doing a lot to prepare this week,” said Reid after the victory against Toronto.  “How we play together and how we can control the ball when it’s on our side.  We have the ability to do that, and that’s what is going to be important to us.”

The team will partake in their final two regular season matchups of 2017 this upcoming weekend, travelling west to take on the Guelph Gryphons and the Waterloo Warriors.  

First up, the Rams will face Guelph on Friday night at 6 pm at the Gryphons Athletics Centre.  The Gryphons hold a 1-7 record on the season, their only victory coming against RMC on November 11th.  Ryerson saw two victories against Guelph last season, one coming as a 3-1 regular season win and the other coming as a sweep in the first round of the playoffs.

On Saturday, Ryerson will take on the Waterloo Warriors at the Physical Activities Complex at 6 pm.  The Warriors may present a different challenge to the Rams, as they have garnered a 3-5 record on the season and currently sit fifth in the Western Conference.  Waterloo is in the midst of a three-game losing streak, their most recent defeats coming to the York Lions, the Nipissing Lakers, and the Queen’s Gaels in their last three matchups.  

Coach Reid says the team will be working to prepare themselves all week to take on these two teams.

“They’re both good teams,” continued Reid. “Both good coaches, both block and defend well, so we’re definitely going to have to play well if we expect to be in those matches.”

Be sure to catch both the weekend’s matchups live on OUA.tv, and follow along with us on Twitter, @RyersonRams, using #weRrams.

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