Sports Archive: 2006

Volleyball inexperienced in the clutch

Despite losing in straight sets to the University of Toronto last Saturday, Chris Galbraith, head coach of the women’s volleyball team, said his team is making progress.Continue...

Gaels find scoring touch after loss

Despite outscoring their opponent 8-4, the women’s hockey team could only win one of two games against the York Lions at home last weekend.Continue...

Basketball bounces Windsor, Western

During last Friday’s game between the women’s basketball team and the Windsor Lancers, Windsor guard Dranadia Roc and Queen’s captain Claire Meadows battled all night long and accounted for 79 of the game’s 163 total points.Continue...

Water polo sinks York for provincial bronze medal

With only one loss this season, Queen’s entered last weekend’s women’s water polo championships at home favoured to win gold. But a tough semi-final loss to eventual champions, the Carleton Ravens, found the Gaels competing for the bronze medal.Continue...

The Golden Gaels’ fall report card

The women took the Ontario East division title with a nearly flawless 12-1-3 record. In the Ontario playoffs, the team made it through to the finals but lost the gold medal game by a single goal to the Ottawa Gee-Gees.Continue...

Swimmers win two silver

Queen’s men’s and women’s swim teams traveled to Guelph last weekend to compete in their
third meet of the season, the divisional championships.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

Amanda Digel (volleyball) and Mitch Ledger (basketball) are the Journal's Athletes of the Week.Continue...

Athletes of the Term

The Journal names several of the top Golden Gaels of the term.Continue...

Rival Rams hand volleyball first loss

The men’s volleyball team closed the first half of its season last weekend in Toronto, beating York but losing in five sets to the Ryerson Rams. The weekend’s games bring the Gaels record to 8-1.Continue...

Penalties hurt hockey Gaels

Last weekend, Queen’s saw first hand what national-calibre hockey looks like, losing a pair of games to last year’s national final runners-up, the Lakehead Thunderwolves, in Thunder Bay. The Thunderwolves won both games 6-2.Continue...

Men’s basketball defeats defending provincial champions

The men’s basketball team has carried their stellar pre-season play into the regular season. Last weekend on the road, the Gaels knocked off defending provincial champions McMaster by 11 points and defeated Lakehead by the same margin less than 24 hours later.Continue...

Figure skating finishes fourth

The figure skating team kicked off its season last Friday at home with several solid performances at the Queen’s Invitational competition. Queen’s earned two gold and four bronze medals en route to a fourth place finish overall.Continue...

Will the Raptors make the playoffs?

"The reason many people are disappointed with the Toronto Raptors so far this season is because
when Bryan Colangelo took over as general manager, people expected Toronto to become the Phoenix
Suns of the North," says Adam Bercovici.Continue...

Sports in Brief

The Queen’s women’s squash team opened their regular season in the Eastern Sectionals, a tournament between McGill, the University of Toronto and Queen’s. The competition was hosted by McGill.Continue...

‘Rough day’ for cross-country

Gaels were unable to find their stride and came away with disappointing results. The men finished 10th out of 16 teams, and the women placed 13th, also out of 16.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

Eilish McConville and Robert Kitz are the Journal's Atheletes of the Week.Continue...

Soccer wins silver

Last weekend, the women’s soccer team vied for the title of best in the country but lost 3-1 to the
hometown favourites, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.Continue...

The cerebral side of sport

One of the main objectives of mental training is to teach athletes that sports psychology is a tool they can use to accomplish more than they can with physical conditioning, says professor in the School of Business and mental skills coach John Phelan.Continue...

Women’s soccer advances to CIS semifinals

The women’s soccer team earned a berth in the national championships with their provincial semifinal win over the Western Mustangs last Saturday. Striker Eilish McConville led the Gaels to a 3-0 victory with her third hat trick of the season.Continue...

Rowers win six medals at nationals

The Queen’s rowing team came back from the Canadian University Rowing Championships with six medals, including two gold.

The women’s lightweight four was victorious in its race, and Simon Gowdy won the lightweight men’s single.Continue...

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