Becky Billings

Gaels exceed expectations

Back in October, nobody thought the women’s volleyball team would become Ontario champions. After losing 10 players in the off-season, a 12-rookie team went 2-8 in preseason play. Before the opening game of the OUA regular season, head coach Joely Christian-Macfarlane said her team’s goal was simple: get better every game.Continue...

Tough opening game

Women’s volleyball coach Joely Christian-Macfarlane said her team won’t be intimidated when they play the four-time defending national champions this afternoon.Continue...

Ontario champs

With her team only one point away from victory during the fifth set of an OUA semifinal last Saturday, women’s volleyball captain Becky Billings called her teammates in for
a huddle.
Billings had just watched them blow a two-set lead to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. She said she brought the players together to make sure they wouldn’t lose focus again.Continue...

Women ready for playoff run

Women’s volleyball coach Joely Christian-Macfarlane got what she wanted — Queen’s will play the Brock Badgers in the first round of the OUA playoffs.Continue...

Gaels clinch third with two wins

When Joely Christian-Macfarlane became the women’s volleyball head coach in 2007, she made outside hitters Becky Billings and Natalie Gray her first two
official recruits.Continue...

No wins for women

The women’s volleyball had its worst weekend of the season, dropping two four-set matches to the McMaster Marauders and the York Lions. The road losses dropped the 8-5 Gaels into a
third-place OUA tie.Continue...

Women win twice at home

The women’s volleyball team bent, but didn’t break in its victories last weekend. The Gaels were pushed to five sets against the Guelph Gryphons and four sets against the Waterloo Warriors, but prevailed both times to improve to an 8-3 record and move into a
second-place tie in the OUA.Continue...

Hot streak continues

The women’s volleyball team continued their scorching start to the season, sweeping both the Toronto Varsity Blues and the McMaster Marauders at home last weekend to improve to a 6-2 record. The team now sits at second in the OUA.Continue...

Road games split

The women’s volleyball team was forced to play a fifth set in both games during last weekend’s road trip, returning home with a win and a loss.Continue...

Landmark in London

Head coach Joely Christian-Macfarlane couldn’t remember the last time women’s volleyball won at the University of Western Ontario.Continue...

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