Sports in brief

Football moves to No. 2

The football team moved up to second spot in the weekly CIS Top 10 media poll Tuesday after their 43-16 win over the Western Mustangs Saturday. Western, which previously held the No. 2 slot, fell to No. 5 with the loss. The ranking is the highest Queen’s has held since 2002. No. 1 Laval maintained top spot for the 44th time in the last 45 polls. The 5-0 Gaels will face the 0-5 York Lions on the road this weekend.

Women’s Ultimate goes four for five

The women’s Ultimate team won four out of their five games in last weekend’s Eastern Regional Tournament in Montreal. They narrowly beat the Western Mustangs 15-14 in their first match on Saturday, then bested the McMaster Marauders 13-5 and finished the day with a 10-6 defeat of the Carleton Ravens. On Sunday, Queen’s started strong with a 13-11 win over the Guelph Gryphons, but they lost 12-10 to the McGill Martlets in the semifinals. The team will be hosting a co-ed tournament on Nov. 1 and 2.

Former Gael bags award

Rob Bagg, a former Queen’s football wide receiver, was named the CFL’s Canadian player of the week Wednesday. Bagg, who graduated last spring, was one of the few bright spots for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in their 37-12 loss to the Montreal Alouettes Sunday, making six catches for a game-high 146 yards. His efforts included a 72-yard catch.

Bagg was drafted by the Roughriders in 2007, but returned to Queen’s for his final year of eligibility last season and turned in a stellar year, making the second-team All-Canadian squad and earning a team award as the Gaels’ most dedicated player.

—Andrew Bucholtz

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