Sports in Brief

Women’s rugby improves to second overall

Fullback Andrea Wadsworth led the women’s rugby team (3-1) to victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues this weekend in Toronto. Her two tries helped push Queen’s past the Blues by a score of 17-5, moving the Gaels to within one point of the McMaster Marauders for first place in the OUA Russell Division.

The Gaels’ regular season concludes on Friday at 3 p.m. when they host the Brock Badgers at Kingston Field.

—Andrew Cameron

Men’s volleyball strike silver in Toronto

The men’s volleyball won the silver medal in the Ryerson LeaseBank Invitational pre-season tournament last weekend.

The Gaels defeated the University of Sherbrooke Vert et Or in four sets, the York Lions in four sets and the Ryerson Rams in straight sets before losing a four set heartbreaker to the Western Mustangs to finish out the round-robin.

The Gaels met Western once more for the championship bout on Sunday afternoon, but lost in a five-set thriller.

—Bryan Mayes

Women’s volleyball upsets hosts for bronze win

The women’s volleyball team travelled to Ottawa last weekend to play in the University of Ottawa Invitational preseason tournament, beating the host Gee-Gees in four sets in the bronze medal match. In the round-robin, the Gaels took on the Acadia Axemen, the Guelph Gryphons on Friday, beating both in straight. On Saturday they lost to the McMaster Marauders in five sets before beating the University of Sherbrooke Vert et Or in five sets.

—Bryan Mayes

Field hockey starts home stand strong before dropping two

The field hockey team broke their six-game losing streak on Saturday with a 1-0 win over the Carleton Ravens at Tindall Field. Midfielder Laura Robinson scored the game’s only goal while Gaels goaltender Madelaine Gordon posted her first shutout of the season.

The high-fives didn’t last, though, as the Gaels dropped both of their Sunday matchups to the Guelph Gryphons and the Waterloo Warriors by scores of 5-1 and 2-0, respectively.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

Lacrosse breaks losing skid in Montreal

Midfielder Sarah Goldspink notched eight goals in two games, leading the Gaels to a 20-11 win over the Guelph Gryphons and an 18-13 win over the host McGill Martlets on Saturday.

The wins launch the Gaels back into second place in the OUA, setting their season back on track after losses to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the Western Mustangs in Toronto last weekend.

The Gaels are back in action this Saturday when they take on the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks and the McMaster Marauders in Hamilton.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

Swimming wins 42 medals at Trent Invitational

The swimming team brought home 42 of a possible 72 medals from this weekend’s Trent Invitational in Peterborough, where they competed against teams from Trent University, Carleton University and York University.

The Gaels won 12 gold medals over the weekend and captured the top position in both the men’s and women’s overall standings.

Notably, Julian Chang and Dustin Lam both won three golds and a silver, while Fay Yachetti won two golds and Margo Bacher won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

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