Female Athlete of the Week

Alison Bagg, Women's Hockey

Defender Allison Bagg keeps an eye on University of Ontario Institute of Technology forward Jill Morillo during the Gaels’ 4-3 win over the Ridgebacks at the Memorial Centre. Bagg, who’s graduating this year, was selected as an OUA First-Team All-Star.
Defender Allison Bagg keeps an eye on University of Ontario Institute of Technology forward Jill Morillo during the Gaels’ 4-3 win over the Ridgebacks at the Memorial Centre. Bagg, who’s graduating this year, was selected as an OUA First-Team All-Star.
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Boasting a 19-5-3 after the regular season and a first-round playoff bye, Alison Bagg and the rest of the women’s hockey team had high expectations for the playoffs.

The defender said she’s proud of the team’s accomplishments despite a premature end to the season.

“This year we were a much more consistent team,” she said. “We won the most that a Queen’s hockey team has won before. We were happy with the regular season especially.”

The team’s offensive prowess and a strong goaltending tandem of Mel Dodd-Moher and Karissa Savage failed to overcome a hungry Guelph team. The Gaels allowed the Gryphons to explode for seven goals in the first game of the best-of-three semifinal, falling 7-4.

“In the first game, Guelph just came out harder than us. They were on every puck ...They had more intensity,” she said.

The Gaels fell 5-2 in the second game. Although the Gaels outshot the Gryphons in both games, the series was a decisive sweep. Bagg earned OUA First-Team All-Star honours and finished eighth in defensive scoring. Bagg, who’s graduating this year, said the team will continue to be a contender.

“Laurier will not go 26-1 again,” she said. “Each year more teams are becoming more competitive. Queen’s will be one of those teams challenging Laurier.”

After five years with the team, Bagg said it’s been a defining experience of her time at Queen’s.

“Women’s hockey made the last five years the best five years of my life,” she said. “My best friends are on the team. My best memories were created from my teammates and my experiences with the women’s hockey team.”

Bagg said she’s in the process of deciding between continuing her academic or athletic career.

“I might look into two leagues out west, or I’d love to start coaching women’s midget teams.”

Favourite band?

Metric.

What reality show do you most want to go on?

The Amazing Race.

Team’s favourite movie to watch on the bus?

Love and Basketball.

Favourite Vancouver Olympics moment?

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir winning gold.

Favourite comedian?

Jim Carey.

Best show on TV?

The Office.

Best late-night food spot in Kingston?

Bubba’s.

Sport you most want to try?

Rugby.

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