Sports in Brief

Becky Conroy gets tied up with a York defender during the Gaels’ Jan. 17 6-1 loss against the Lions. Last weekend she notched two goals against the Lions in the Gaels’ 4-0 season-opening win in Toronto.
Becky Conroy gets tied up with a York defender during the Gaels’ Jan. 17 6-1 loss against the Lions. Last weekend she notched two goals against the Lions in the Gaels’ 4-0 season-opening win in Toronto.

Women’s golf team wins sixth straight tournament

Queen’s golfers played in cold and windy conditions on Tuesday in the McMaster Invitational. The women won their sixth team title this season with a team score of 235, 37 shots better than the second-place University of Western Ontario Mustangs. The men’s team came fifth. Both teams will compete in the OUA Championship at Angus Glen Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday.

—Kate Portner Gartke

Women’s hockey starts season with wins

The women’s hockey team finished their Thanksgiving season-opening weekend trip to Toronto with two wins.

In the season opener, rookie goaltender Mel Dodd-Moher blanked the York Lions on 27 shots while forwards Becky Conroy and Kristin Smith scored two goals each in the 4-0 win.

The Gaels’ 6-5 win on Sunday over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues saw the scoring spread out after five different players found the back of the net. Rookie Brittany McHaffie scored the winner with 7:49 minutes left.

The Gaels face the Guelph Gryphons in their home-opener tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Centre

—Kate Bascom

Men’s hockey team dominated in exhibition game

The men’s hockey team traveled to Pittsburgh last weekend to play the Robert Morris University Colonials in an exhibition game. Four different Gaels posted goals, but the Colonials outshot Queen’s 31-19 and won 8-4.

Forwards Jeffrey Johnstone, Chris Murphy, Jonathon Lawrance and Jordan Mirwaldt each scored for Queen’s. The Gaels open their season on Sunday against the McGill Redmen at 2:30 p.m. at the Memorial Centre.

—Kate Bascom
Lacrosse marches on with four-game win streak

The women’s lacrosse team overcame both the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks and the McMaster Marauders last weekend to extend their winning streak to four and move into a two-way tie for first in the OUA division during Thanksgiving weekend.

Success in Hamilton didn’t come easily. Laurier led 8-6 through the first half but the Gaels charged back to win 12-10. Gaels goals came courtesy of seven different players.

The day’s second game lacked the suspense of the first, with the Gaels dismantling McMaster for a 13-4 win. Attack Jackie Byers scored four goals in the effort.

The Gaels finish their regular season on Oct. 24 and 25 with games against the Western Mustangs, Guelph Gryphons and the McGill Martlets on the North Field at West Campus. —Lauri Kytömaa Queen’s field hockey gives thanks for weekend games

Entering Thanksgiving weekend on a two-game skid, the Queen’s field hockey team found relief in converting four points, with a 1-1 tie against the McGill Martlets and a 3-0 win over Carleton Ravens last Friday at Tindall Field.

In the day’s opening game, a late goal by forward Caroline Jamison tied the score at one. The scoring picked up for the Gaels against McGill with their three goals coming in a six-minute span.

The Gaels travel to Toronto next week to face the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the York Lions.

—Lauri Kytömaa

Men’s soccer picks up seven points from three games

After starting Thanksgiving weekend with a 2-2 draw at Nipissing on Friday, the men’s soccer team beat the Laurentian Voyageurs 2-0 Saturday on the road before winning their re-scheduled match with Trent 1-0 on Wednesday night. The wins put the Gaels second in the OUA East, four points behind the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

In North Bay against the Lakers, the Gaels were down 2-0 going into the second half before goals from striker Remi Ojo and midfielder Michael Arnold brought them level. In Sudbury on Sunday the Gaels got goals from defender Justin Vermeer and midfielder Gilbert Coyle.

The Gaels’ Oct. 3 game against Trent was rained out, leading to Wednesday’s replay. Queen’s travelled to Peterborough for the second time, where they won on a goal from Arnold and a second-straight shutout from goalkeeper Sean Martin-Courtright.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

Rowers medal at Brock

The Queen’s rowers started their head-to-head season in St. Catharine’s last weekend, bringing home five golds, three silvers and a bronze medal.

Being the first head-to-head race of the season, the Brock regatta is regarded as the first indication of the season about how the various teams stack up against eachother.

The Gaels travel to Boston this weekend for the Head of Charles regatta, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious regattas in North America.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

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