Sports in brief: Week three varsity standings

A glimpse at how the Gaels line up so far this year

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Women’s rugby is the highlight of this week’s U SPORTS rankings.

As the end of September nears, let’s look at how each Queen’s Gaels Varsity team has been shaping up this season.

Women’s Rugby

Currently atop U SPORTS weekly rankings as number one in the nation, the Women’s Rugby team has gone undefeated so far this season.

With their first game against Trent University Excalibur Sept. 2, the team won 102-0. They played their second game against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Sept. 9, winning 105-0. Their third, and most recent game posted a score of 53-0 against the Western University Mustangs.

With a 3-0-0 regular season, Women’s Rugby achieved 165 total points with zero total points against. The team has three more regular season games against the University of Guelph Sept. 23, followed by games against the Brock Badgers and McMaster Marauders.

Women’s Soccer

U SPORTS ranked the Queen’s Women’s Soccer team as third in the nation this week, just behind uOttawa and the University of British Columbia.

Shutting out U of T, Ontario Tech, and Carleton at Richardson Stadium, the Gaels have dominated their opponents at home so far this season. The team played Ontario Tech, where they won 3-0, and played Trent University, where they won 4-1, going undefeated in their season so far.

This season the team has scored 17 total goals for, with one goal against. They have seven games remaining in the regular season before OUA Playoffs when they host the U SPORTS Championship. At their remaining home games, the Gaels will face off against Toronto-Metropolitan University (TMU), the Royal Miltary College of Canada (RMC), and Trent University.

Men’s Football

Queen’s football currently holds the number ten spot on the U SPORTS weekly ranking list.

The team fell 11-10 during a tight home opener against Laurier. The Gaels dominated their second game against U of T, where they won 42-9. Upon their return home, the team fell to Western in another tight game with a final score of 32-27.

The team currently sits at a 1-2-0 season, with 79 total points for and 52 total points against. They have five more regular season games against the University of Windsor Sept. 23, followed by games at York University, Carleton, and the University of Guelph. The football team will return to Richardson Stadium for the homecoming game against uOttawa Oct. 21.

Men’s Soccer

The Queen’s men’s soccer team is currently seventh in the OUA East division, and 28th overall in the U SPORTS rankings. For the week of Sept. 6, Gaels Comm ‘24 forward Matthew Ciavarro was named U SPORTS Athlete of the Week.

The team tied their first two games at home 3-3 and 2-2 against U of T and Ontario Tech respectively. At their third home game against Carleton, the Gaels lost 2-1, and fell again to Carleton with a score of 4-1. They lost to Ontario Tech 1-0 Sept. 15 before achieving their first win with a 5-3 score over Trent University Sept. 17.

They currently have a 1-3-2 regular season with 12 total points for and 15 total points against. They have six remaining regular season games with home appearances in games against TMU on Sept. 23, followed by games against RMC and Trent University.

Men’s Lacrosse

The Men’s Lacrosse team is currently ranked fourth in the Eastern Division of the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA).

Despite losing their first game against Trent University 8-5, the team has since won two against Bishop’s University and uOttawa, with scores of 9-7 and 7-5 respectively.

They’re sitting at a 2-1-0 season record with 21 total points for and 20 points against. Of seven regular season games remaining, four will take place at home, with the Gaels set to face off against the Carleton Ravens next Friday.

Women’s Lacrosse

Following their championship season, the Women’s Lacrosse team is already looking hot. Having won all four games this season so far, their season record is 4-0-0 with 76 total points for and 16 total points against. They have seven regular season games remaining before they return home to host the OUA Championship Oct. 27-29.

Women’s Field Hockey

The women’s field hockey team is third in the OUA East Division, ahead of McGill University.

The team tied their first game at home against the Guelph Gryphons 0-0 Sept. 16. On Sept. 17 they travelled to the University of Waterloo, where they lost 2-1.

They currently have a 0-1-1 record with one point for, and two total points against. They return home Sept. 24 for a game against Western University.

Men’s Baseball

The Men’s Baseball team plays for an OUA Open Championship League and is not a part of U SPORTS.

For each opponent the team faces, they play each other twice in the day, accounting for two games. With ten games under their belt this season, the team has faced off against five opponents.

The Gaels lost to U of T 6-2 in their season opener before winning their second game against the team 6-3 Sept. 9. The next day, Queen’s played Laurentian University where the Gaels won 9-0 the first game and lost 8-7 the second. The next weekend they played Laurier and TMU, winning one out of four games played. The following Tuesday, the Gaels played uOttawa, winning both games with scores of 8-2 and 11-8.

With a 5-5-0 record, they have 62 total points for, and 56 points against. The Gaels have four regular season opponents remaining, and will face off against Carleton Sept. 23.

Women’s Fastpitch

Ranked third in the East Division of Ontario University Softball (OUS), the Women’s Fastpitch season sits at 3-3-0.

The team lost against Western University 7-0 both games, lost 7-4 in their first game of the day against the University of Windsor and won the second 7-1. Most recently, they played York University, where they won both games, scoring 7-0 and 17-0.

The team faces seven more opponents with the next game against TMU taking place Sept. 22.


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