Sports in brief

Women’s golf takes silver at OUA Championships

The women’s golf team brought home the silver medal from the OUA championships, hosted at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham. Led by captain Kate Burnett and Casey Ward, the team finished 23 strokes above the first-place University of Toronto Varsity Blues, who hosted the event.

On the men’s side, the Gaels led the pack after the first day of competition, but dropped in the standings on the second day. They finished in fourth place.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

Brannagan honoured nationally once again

For the fourth time this season and the second week in a row, football quarterback Danny Brannagan is garnering national attention as the CIS offensive player of the week.

In Saturday’s win over the Western Mustangs, Brannagan threw for 436 yards, bringing him 31 yards away from the nation’s all-time career passing record. He also became the second quarterback in CIS history to throw for 10,000 yards.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

Seven Queen’s teams nationally-ranked

Thanks to their weekend performances, the Gaels enjoy national rankings in seven varsity sports. The football team is ranked second in the country following their win over Western. The women’s soccer team leapfrogged into third in the country. Men’s and women’s cross country are in seventh and eighth positions, respectively. The men’s soccer team garnered its first national ranking, coming in tenth. Undefeated women’s hockey is ranked eighth in the country, and women’s rugby enters the OUA seminfinal carrying a ranking of ninth.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

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