Ravaging the Ravens

Queen’s fully back on track with shutout win at Carleton

Queen’s moved into second place in the OUA East after Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Carleton.
Queen’s moved into second place in the OUA East after Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Carleton.

The Gaels rolled over the Carleton Ravens 4-0 in Ottawa, after fighting to a 0-0 draw with them in Kingston on Sept. 16.

The game was highlighted by the potent Queen’s offensive attack, led by sniper Jackie Tessier’s hat trick. Tessier reached the 50-career goal plateau with her first marker and eclipsed it with the second and third.

The other goal scorer for the Gaels was second-year defender Jessie De Boer.

This match marked the first real competition for the Gaels since the last time they squared off against the Ravens. This game was a test to see how far the Gaels offensive attack had come, as well as their overall confidence.

The Gaels showed that they were improved on both fronts and are starting to show glimpses of last season’s team.

Like all coaches, Gaels skipper Dave McDowell still sees room for improvement, despite the blowout win.

“We truly weren’t very consistent, but we had some good individual moments,” he said. “Obviously, when you’re not particularly sharp or crisp and you win 4-0, it’s always a good sign.”

The Gaels got on the scoreboard quickly when Tessier found the back of the net in the 7th minute. De Boer slotted in the second goal in the 29th minute.

Sabrina Carew had the shutout for Queen’s, making one save to remain undefeated in seven games.

The Gaels outshot the Ravens 10-1, and have now won four games in a row.

Gaels co-captain and midfielder Riley Filion isn’t surprised with the team’s success as of late.

“We knew we could win, it was just a matter of getting things organized with the starting lineup,” she said. “We are feeling much more productive, and it’s only going to get better.”

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