Promising returns

Win streak reaches four as Gaels crumple Lancers at home

Outside hitter Colleen Oglivie recorded 10 kills last Saturday against Windsor.
Outside hitter Colleen Oglivie recorded 10 kills last Saturday against Windsor.

The only teams better than Queen’s right now are undefeated.

Underneath the York Lions and the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the OUA are the Gaels (6-2), who rolled over the Windsor Lancers last Saturday for a fourth straight win. They won it in three sets, taking each by at least five points (25-14, 25-20, 25-17).

Team captain Shannon Walsh said the three-set finish was something the team was working towards.

“The little points in other games that we haven’t been as successful with, we really took care of those this game,” she said.

Walsh said the team’s focused on position strategy to help improve execution.

“[We’re] making sure we are in the right position and [making] sure the ball gets to the target … You need to make sure we are disciplined and are taking care of every ball like it was the last point of the game.”

After the Gaels tough five-set loss to the Ryerson Rams on Nov. 5, the team’s yet to look back from their early season struggles.

“We feel really connected. We’ve been working really hard in the weight room and in the gym every day,” Walsh said. “At this point, it’s feeling positive going into the winter break and hopefully it continues to go uphill from there.”

The victory moves the Gaels to a 6-2 record and a third-place position in the OUA with only one game remaining before the Christmas break.

In their final game of the semester, the team will face off against their cross-town rival, the Royal Military College Paladins, at home this Saturday.

“We are excited because it is just the one game so we can put all of our energy and focus into one Saturday night.”

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