Sports in brief

Lacrosse sweeps for second

McMaster, McGill and Western were all that stood in front of the women’s lacrosse team’s bid to lock down second place in the OUA, and all three were pushed aside almost effortlessly this weekend in Waterloo.

The high-flying Gaels, led by Jackie Byers, Lisa McLaughlin and Martha Ross beat Marauders 18-7, the Martlets 21-3 and the Mustangs 18-11.

The Gaels will be back in Waterloo Oct. 24 and 25 to compete in the OUA Championships, hosted this year by the defending champions, the Laurier Golden Hawks. Saturday morning’s game between Queen’s and Western will determine which team will play for gold on Sunday.

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The Gaels didn’t get what they expected during a pre-season tournament last weekend in Nova Scotia, dropping all three games against the Cape Breton University Capers, the Dalhousie Tigers and the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers.

Against the Capers, the Gaels fell 82-62, with Brittany Moore leading the Gaels’ charge with 17 points.

The Tigers beat the Gaels with a 90-64 scoreline.

In the weekend’s final game against the Panthers, the Gaels gave it their all but ultimately couldn’t put up the points needed, dropping the game 77-60.

The Gaels open their regular season Oct. 31 against the RMC Paladins.

Men’s lacrosse can’t get it done in Quebec

The men’s lacrosse team lost both games during their road trip into La Belle Province this weekend against the Bishop’s Gaiters and the McGill Redmen.

The Gaiters took on the Gaels in Sherbrooke Saturday and sent them home 15-7. Torey Kohara led the Gaels with four assists and a goal.

Queen’s had a better defensive

performance against the Redmen on Sunday in Montreal, but couldn’t rev up the offence, falling 8-7. Kohara provided three assists in the game and Matt Denis notched a hat trick.

The Gaels take on the Trent Excalibur this Saturday at North Field.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

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