Rugby posts season-high in points
The men’s rugby team dismantled the Toronto Varsity Blues in their second shutout of the season on Saturday.
Behind four tries from Graham Turner, the Gaels cruised to a 93-0 victory.
Beginning with a try in the fourth minute of the game from fly half Brendan McGovern, the Gaels finished the first half with 36 points.
After David Worsley converted his first of three kicks, Turner scored back-to-back tries to keep the Gaels comfortably in front. Matt Wolfe added two tries of his own before halftime.
The second half featured 56 points for Queen’s, with Adam McQueen hitting six kicks for a 12-point performance on the day. The Gaels scored 15 tries all together.
With this win, Queen’s remains second in the OUA standings behind the undefeated Guelph Gryphons.
On Saturday, the Gaels will take on the Brock Badgers at home. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. on Nixon Field.
— Adrian Smith
Guelph race serves as tune-up for OUAs
The women’s cross country team is clinging on to medal contention heading into the OUA championships in Toronto on Oct. 27.
The Gaels finished in a tie for third overall with the McMaster Marauders at the Guelph Open on Saturday. The host Gryphons took first and the Toronto Varsity Blues took second place.
Gaels rookie Julie-Anne Staelhi posted a 10th-place finish in the women’s 5 km event — the highest out of all Queen’s runners.
Her 18.12 minute finish was still a full minute behind first-place McMaster runner Lindsay Carson’s time of 17.11.
Queen’s men’s team placed sixth overall at the Guelph Open — fourth among OUA teams. Guelph took gold, Windsor took second and McMaster placed fifth among OUA competitors.
Gaels runners Clay Patterson and Tyson Loney lead the way, finishing 20th and 21st respectively.
The women’s cross country team is ranked ninth in the country, while the men’s team sits at fourth heading into the OUA finals.
— Peter Morrow
Volleyball hosts national tournaments
Queen’s men’s and women’s volleyball teams both finished 1-2 in tournaments held at the ARC this past weekend.
The men hosted the second annual Coast to Coast Classic, placing third of four teams from across the country.
After defeating the Sherbrooke Vert & Or 3-0 on Friday afternoon, the Gaels dropped two narrow decisions, falling 3-1 to the champion Winnipeg Wesmen and 3-2 to the second-place Ryerson Rams.
Queen’s setter Jackson Dakin was selected to the tournament All-Star team.
The women’s team finished third at the Queen’s Invitational with an identical set of results.
The Gaels blanked the Cape Breton Capers 3-0 on Friday night, before falling 3-1 to both the Ottawa Gee-Gees and the Dalhousie Tigers.
Dalhousie’s victory over Queen’s on Sunday afternoon clinched the tournament championship.
Gaels fourth-year setter Anna Pedjase and second-year hitter Alexandra Heine were both named to the tournament All-Star team.
— Nick Faris
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