Sports Archive: 2007

Athletes of the term

Dayboll played a large role in the women’s rowing team’s provincial and national championships this year. She won both her races in the OUA championships, picking up her seventh and eighth gold medals and continuing her four-year undefeated streak. She enjoyed success at the national championships, collecting gold and silver medals, and was the runner-up for the national women’s rower of the year award.Continue...

Road trip winless for volleyball

It was a tough weekend for the Gaels’ volleyball teams on their road trip to Guelph and Hamilton. The men’s team opened with a 16-25, 25-21, 25-16, 20-25, 15-11 loss Friday night to the Guelph Gryphons, who improved their record to 10-1.

The Gaels then suffered a 23-25, 25-23, 25-17, 23-25, 15-13 defeat to the McMaster Marauders on Saturday night. The win continued OUA-leading McMaster’s 11-0 unbeaten season. After the weekend, the Gaels’ record stood at 6-4—fourth-best in Ontario.Continue...

Hockey splits Quebec

A high-energy contest in Napanee last Friday resulted in the women’s hockey team upsetting the nationally ranked Guelph Gryphons 7-6.

Both teams came out flying from the opening face-off and remained in high gear right to the end of the game. Gaels forward Kori Cembal opened the scoring, only to have the Gryphons respond seven minutes later with their first goal of the game.Continue...

Gaels finish fourth

The women’s water polo team came home one win short of a medal last weekend, losing both of their OUA championship games to earn a fourth-place finish.

The Gaels earned some individual accolades, with Holly Tawse named a first-team all-star and Susie Armstrong earning second-team honours.

Queen’s captain and goalie Erin Bickerton said this year’s result will motivate the team next season.Continue...

Basketball keeps rolling on road

The men’s basketball team kept on rolling last weekend, while the women continued to struggle.

The men swept their weekend games in Waterloo, beating Laurier 65-53 on Friday night and defeating Waterloo 61-53 on Saturday night. The women were defeated in overtime on Friday 68-62 against Laurier and then lost again on Saturday 58-45 against Waterloo.Continue...

Other schools review athletics

Principal Karen Hitchcock is set to make a final decision on the Athletics and Recreation Review by Dec. 31, following five months of consultation. The review’s 18 recommendations include cutting up to 14 of 24 interuniversity teams and raising athletics fees.

Queen’s Chair of Athletics and Recreation Leslie Dal Cin said the OUA as a whole is going through a period of change.Continue...

The Gaels’ fall term report card

The following is the Journal’s evaluation of the fall teams’ performances. Grades are based on the teams’ results relative to pre-season projections.Continue...

Sports in brief

Gaels’ running back Mike Giffin was named to the first-team All-Canadian football team Wednesday. Giffin was the first running back in Queen’s history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season, and set school records with 16 touchdowns and 96 points. He finished tied for second in Canada with 12 rushing touchdowns. Receiver Rob Bagg, offensive lineman Cody Kennedy and defensive lineman Osie Ukwuoma were all given second-team honours.Continue...

Athletes of the week

Forward Mitch Leger was a driving force for the men’s basketball team on their weekend road trip in southwestern Ontario. Leger led the team to a win against the Western Mustangs by scoring 20 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. He followed that up the next night with 11 points and 11 rebounds in a hard-fought loss to the Windsor Lancers, the OUA defending champions.Continue...

Team sails into ninth

Many Queen’s varsity teams have accomplished great things so far this term, but none have travelled as far as the sailing team.

Ten sailing team members sacrificed two-and-a-half weeks of classes and put in weeks of training to represent Canada at the Student Yachting World Cup.

The regatta took place from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3 in La Rochelle, France.Continue...

Will the New England Patriots finish their season undefeated?

The New England Patriots have emerged as the class of the National Football League this season. They have a 10-0 record and, other than the Indianapolis Colts, have beaten every team they’ve played by at least 14 points. Thanks to the Patriots, the most interesting question that has emerged out of this NFL season is: who can stop them?Continue...

Basketball earns split

The men’s and women’s basketball teams both split their away games last weekend. In London on Friday, the men beat the Western Mustangs 82-71 while the women lost 60-49. On Saturday, the teams continued on to Windsor where the men lost 71-61 to the Lancers while the women won 69-65.Continue...

Tough road trip for Gaels

A disappointing weekend on the road for the Queen’s women’s hockey team resulted in the Gaels earning one out of a possible four points.

On Saturday afternoon the Gaels blew a three-goal lead to tie the Waterloo Warriors 3-3. The following day Queen’s gave up another lead against the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks and lost 2-1.Continue...

Gaels flying high

The men’s volleyball team won in straight sets for the second time this season Saturday night, recording a 25-23, 25-21, 26-24 victory over the Ryerson Rams at Bartlett Gym.

Head coach Brenda Willis said she was pleased with the team’s performance after falling behind in the third set.Continue...

A bitter pill from McGill

Despite strong Gaels support from a raucous, season-high crowd of 622 at the Memorial Centre, the McGill Redmen beat the men’s hockey team 6-2 Saturday.Continue...

National success for Sexton

The Queen’s cross country team travelled across Canada last weekend to compete at the CIS championships in Victoria.

The men’s and women’s teams placed fifth and seventh, respectively, as the University of Guelph Gryphons became the first team in CIS history to repeat as double gold medal winners.

Beautiful fall weather created perfect racing conditions as Canada’s top cross country runners competed in downtown Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

Ryan Gibb and Brady Morrison, who together make up the Golden Gaels men’s hockey goaltending duo, were instrumental in the Gaels’ two victories over the Unversity Ottawa and Carleton University last weekend.

Gibb stopped all 44 shots he faced in a 2-0 shutout of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Gibb emphasized the importance of winning to the team.Continue...

Thrown to the Lions

The men’s volleyball team suffered their second loss of the season Saturday, falling to the York Lions in four sets. They redeemed themselves Sunday, defeating the University of Toronto and improving their record to 5-2. York outside hitter Tarun Swaroop, who wasn’t listed in the pre-game roster, provided an unexpected contribution to the Lions’ game Saturday. The talented rookie tallied 15 kills and 17 points in the match.

Queen’s head coach Brenda Willis said the Gaels were unable to stop Swaroop, whom they didn’t expect.Continue...

A balancing act for student-athletes

Men’s soccer midfielder Tyler Swan, a third-year environmental science student, had to write a midterm less than 24 hours after returning from the team’s weekend road trip to Ottawa for the Final Four tournament earlier this month.

Like Swan, many athletes go through tough academic-athletic conflicts at Queen’s.

Swan said it can be difficult to get work done on the road, but it’s possible.Continue...

Hockey keeps winning streaks rolling

The men’s hockey team extended their winning streak to four games with two big wins in Canada’s capital last weekend.

Led by the hot goaltending tandem of Ryan Gibb and Brady Morrison, the men blanked the Ottawa Gee-Gees 2-0 on Friday night before soundly defeating the Carleton Ravens 5-1 the following night.Continue...

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