It was a busy weekend for university sports with most in-season Queen’s Varsity clubs and teams playing games.
Sept. 30 saw the Men’s Football team travel to York for what would be a historic game. The Gaels beat the Lions 87-0.
Running Back Jared Chisari, MSc. ’25, established a new program record of five touchdowns in one game.
Touchdowns were scored by Aidan O’Neal, MIR ’24, Anthony Soles, ArtSci ’24, Jaden Blackman, ArtSci ’26, and Josh MacLeod, ArtSci ’25. Tyler Mullan, ArtSci ’26, also scored two field goals.
U SPORTS currently has Queen’s ranked as tenth among Canadian football teams, while they’re sixth in the OUA.
At Brock on Sept. 29, the Gaels beat the Badgers 33-3. Riley Rewakowski, HealthSci ’25, Mika Matsukobo, HealthSci ’25, Jayne Armatage, ArtSci ’26, Carmen Izyk, Nurs ’24, and Lizzie Gibson, ArtSci ’24, all scored points.
The Women’s Rugby team remains undefeated this season, currently ranked second in the country by U SPORTSbehind Laval University.
The Gaels travelled to the University of Toronto (U of T) on Oct. 1 where they won against the Varsity Blues with a score of 4-1.
The game included two goals from Matthew Ciavarro, Comm ’24, one from Andrea Gortana, Comm ’24, and one from Pablo Hempelmann-Per, Comm ’26.
Gaels goalkeeper, Connor Adams, ArtSci ’25, made ten saves on 11 shots.
Queen’s is ranked 22 in the nation, according to U SPORTS, and fourth in the OUA East Division, behind Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), Ontario Tech, and Carleton.
On Oct. 1, the Gaels played at U of T, where they won 5-0 against the Varsity Blues.
Goals were scored by Sophie Miranda, HeathSci ’25, Seema Sakran, Kin ’26, and Kendra Couto, Sci ’22. Rookies Vita Nahin and Tatiana Kayrouz scored their first goals as Gaels.
The Gaels are ranked third in U SPORTS soccer nationally, just behind uOttawa and the University of British Columbia.
The Men’s Ultimate team travelled to Belleville this past weekend to compete in the Canadian Eastern University Ultimate Championships. The Gaels won first place.
This victory comes after another first place finish the weekend prior in Hamilton for the Steeltown Classic. The Gaels won six out of six games in Hamilton, which awarded the team a bid to the Canadian University Ultimate Championships. This tournament is set to take place Oct. 13-15 in Brampton.
The Men’s Baseball team faced two double-headers at home this weekend with mixed results.
On Sept. 30 the Gaels won their first game against the Guelph Gryphons 5-4, though they fell to the Gryphons 5-1 later that day.
The Gaels now have a home record of 1-4-1 against Guelph since 2011.
They were back the next day against the McGill Redbirds, where they won both games, with final scores of 3-2 and 6-5 respectively. In the four times the Gaels have played McGill between the 2022 and 2023 season, Queen’s has a record of 3-1 against the Redbirds.
The Women’s Fastpitch team had a busy weekend, playing double-headers three days in a row.
On Sept. 29, the team travelled to Brampton to play York. They won both games with scores of 10-2 and 6-1 respectively. The Gaels now have 18 wins and three losses against York since 2010.
The next day, the Gaels were in Toronto to play two games against the TMU Bold at Hendon Park, where they won 8-6 and 9-5. The Gaels’ record against TMU since 2008 stands at 16 wins and five losses.
Still in Toronto, the Gaels ventured over to Detonia Park to play U of T. Though the Gaels lost their first game 2-1, they came back for their second with a 10-9 victory. The Gaels now have a 13-14-1 record against U of T since 2008.
The Gaels are ranked third in the Ontario University Softball League East Division, behind uOttawa and U of T.
Women’s Field Hockey
The Queen’s Field Hockey team played two games against U of T this weekend.
After losing to the Varsity Blues at home on Tindall field 2-1, they travelled to Toronto the next day where they lost 3-0. They are now 0-30 against U of T since 2008.
The Gaels are third in the OUA East Division, behind York and U of T.
The Men’s Lacrosse team played two games this weekend.
Their first game was Sept. 29 at home on Miklas-McCarney Field,here they lost 11-10 against the Carleton Ravens. Despite the loss, the team is 17-8 against the Ravens since 2008.
On Sept. 30, the Gaels played at McGill, where they lost 9-5. The Gaels are 1-26 against McGill since 2008. The Gaels are currently ranked fourth in the East Division of the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association.
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