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Laurier Golden Hawks squeak out victory against Ravens

Last Updated Sep 11, 2017 at 9:52 pm EDT

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The Laurier Golden Hawks men’s football team improve to 2-0 after a 38-35 win over the Carleton Ravens.

The Golden Hawks finished the first half with a 17 point lead before almost letting things slip away late in the game.

Carleton came into the second half flying, scoring 21 straight points against a Laurier defence that took untimely penalties.

Ravens quarterback Michael Arruda threw for 441 yards and 4 touchdowns but it wasn’t enough to get the victory.

Laurier managed to hold off the Ravens on the back of a strong effort from Dre Gordon.

Gordon ran for 208 yards on 27 carries scoring two touchdowns.

Head Coach Michael Faulds tells 570 News, his team is lucky to have squeaked out a victory.

“We had the 17 point lead and then they came storming all the way back. We knew it came down to a couple on-side kicks there. Luckily, we came out on top.”

Faulds added he was impressed by the teams offensive performance.

“You know he (Dre Gordon) is super fast and he kind of breaks away from things, but I thought we had a really balanced attack on offence, Michael Knevel threw the ball really well too.”

Up next, the Golden Hawks will take on the Queens Qaels in Kingston on Saturday.