Weekend Round Up: September 25 & 26

Photo credit: TLBVelo Photography

Last weekend we had our Thunderbirds compete on two feet, two wheels and with two sailors per boat! Check out how they did and what’s next here!

Lacrosse SC Wins Season Opener

UBC Lacrosse SC 6 – 4 Vancouver Barbarians | September 25th

Men’s Lacrosse battled to a 6-4 win to start the season.

The Lacrosse SC opens their season’s account with one win, besting the Vancouver Barbarians 6-4. Locked in and ready to go, the ‘birds took the field against the Vancouver Barbarians. The first game started off with some fast hands and even faster feet from FOGO Patty McCullough winning multiple draws, moving the ball down to the offense quickly. Although the game didn’t start as planned, going down 2-0 after some lucky bounces, the Thunderbirds defense locked in and worked to move the ball out and up the field to captain, Aydan Johnson who created open shots for offense. With 4 minutes left, up by one, coach Conner Frost called a timeout and drew up a play to create some more breathing room. Waiting the clock out the offence moved the ball, created space and gave the shot to Colton Zawada who buried a quick stick top shelf, securing the Thunderbirds their first win!


Sailing SC Qualifies for Nationals

Western Canada Cup | September 25th, 26th

The event was the Western Canada Cup – a qualifier for Canadian Nationals. This was Sailing SC’s first event representing UBC on water since 2020 and as such, there was some rust to shake off. But from race to race, they drastically improved, with their efforts earning UBC a berth at Canadian Nationals to happen later on in the year.

Cyclocross is Back!

UBC athletes Helena Sverak, April St. Pierre and Bridget Meyboom with podium finishes in the Women’s Novice Race

Vanier Park CX | September 25th, 26th

Vanier Park CX is the largest location in the lower mainland to host a cyclocross (CX) race. For those who don’t know, cyclocross is a type of bike race that takes place on a course that is mostly grass, but can have some gravel and pavement as well. What makes cyclocross a unique to road racing is that the course includes obstacles that are sometimes not rideable, so you have to jump off your bike and carry it while running and/or jumping over them. The season runs through the fall, so many of the races end up being muddy and slippery, and tons of fun!

In its return, UBC had athletes from five riders from our Cycling SC and one from Triathlon SC show up. The sun was shining and there were tons of fans lining the course supporting the racers with cow bells, handouts, and cheering. We had four Cycling SC riders end up on the podium: Kolby Mullen coming 3rd in the Men’s Intermediate race, Helena Sverak and Bridget Meyboom coming 1st and 5th in the Women’s Novice race, and Cole Gar-Aouy coming 4th in the Men’s Elite race. April St. Pierre from Triathlon also came 4th in the Women’s Novice race. It was a successful start to the cyclocross season and the Cycling team is very excited for the rest of the season!

Division Athlete – Sport Club Place
Women’s – Novice Helena Sverak – UBC Cycling 1st
Women’s – Novice April St. Pierre – UBC Triathlon 4th
Women’s – Novice Bridget Meyboom – UBC Cycling 5th
Men’s – Intermediate Kolby Mullen – UBC Cycling 3rd
Men’s – Elite Cole Gar-Aouy – UBC Cycling 4th


To learn more about our ‘birds in each sport check out their Instagram’s here:

Cycling photo credit: TLBVelo Photography