Scoreless Sundays

Shutout streak persists, but 0-0 draw with Carleton a deja-vu

The Gaels slid from first to fourth in the CIS rankings prior to last weekend’s results.
The Gaels slid from first to fourth in the CIS rankings prior to last weekend’s results.
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The women’s soccer team has delivered similar results their last two weekends of play.

The Gaels defeated the Trent Excalibur 4-0 on Saturday, with goals from Jessie De Boer, Jackie Tessier, Laura Callendar and Kayla Crnic. All four markers came in the second half, and Sabrina Carew secured the shutout.

On Sunday, Queen’s drew 0-0 with Carleton, finding itself evenly matched against a capable Ravens team. The Gaels offense looked organized and executed well, out-shooting the Ravens 7-5, but ultimately couldn’t find the back of the net.

Queen’s head coach Dave McDowell said he would like to see more consistency from his squad.

“At times I thought we were fantastic, and at times I thought we were awful,” McDowell said. “We need to get rid of the awful moments and keep the fantastic moments.”

The Gaels had several chances at potting goals from close range against the Ravens, ringing one shot off the crossbar and seeing others sail just wide of the opposing goal.

Queen’s defence looked strong against Carleton, even with the loss of trusty defender and co-captain Chantal McFetridge, who was injured late in the first half.

Madison Tyrell posted the clean sheet against the Ravens, extending Queen’s shutout streak to four matches.

This weekend marked the return of Tessier, the OUA’s top scorer in 2011. After scoring against Trent, she managed to create several scoring chances for the Gaels on Sunday.

The Gaels currently sit in a tie for third place in the OUA East with the Toronto Varsity Blues, sporting identical 3-1-2 records. Queen’s is eight points behind the conference-leading Ottawa Gee-Gees, who beat them 3-0 on Sept. 5.

Up next for the Gaels is a two-game home stand, where they’ll take on the Nipissing Lakers Sept. 22 and the Laurentian Voyageurs Sept. 23. Both games will kick off at noon on West Campus Field.

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