Varsity clubs round-up: September edition

Queen’s clubs soaring high through September

Queen’s varsity clubs have been busy throughout September. Here are their biggest achievements so far:

Von Schalburg golfs to gold as Gaels make statement debut

At the halfway mark of the 2019 season, the Queen’s golf team stands as a force to be reckoned with.

The Gaels left the Guelph Invitational with an impressive first-place finish by the men’s team and a fourth-place finish by the women’s, who were just five strokes shy of a bronze.

Jasmine Mussani was able to score an individual bronze with a +7 on 79 strokes.

The program kept the ball rolling the following day at Queen’s very own Bert Kea Invitational. The men made the podium, finishing third overall, and the women were solid again with another fourth-place finish.

While both teams started the season strong, Michael von Schalburg proved to be unstoppable as he clinched an individual first-place finish at both invitationals, scoring a -3 score of 69 at Guelph, and a -1 score of 69 at Queen’s.

The Gaels look to keep the gold coming as they head into their next round of invitationals at Waterloo and Laurier.

Sailing closes September with a CanAm Championship

The sailing team closed out their season with a first-place finish at the CanAm Cup. This win marks the fifth year in a row that the Gaels have come out victorious. The cross-town rivals from RMC came second, but it wasn’t close—the regatta ended with the Gaels ahead 82-26.

Notably, Scott Gittens and Maggie MacDonald of the Gaels 1-A fleet were perfect on the day, winning 10 out of their 10 respective races.

Cycling looks to keep University Cup in possession with 22 podium finishes, and counting

Fresh off of their 2018 University Cup win, the cycling team’s domination has bled into the 2019 season.

The Gaels came out on top after Cup Race #1, cumulatively clinching three golds, two silvers, and one bronze across both men’s and women’s A and B divisions.

Beyond their gold and silver, the Gaels in the Men’s A division also secured fourth, fifth, and sixth place.

In Cup Race #2, the team kept their winning streak alive as they managed to secure three golds, two silvers, and two bronzes.

Three was the magic number in Cup Race #3 as the Gaels took home three golds, three silvers, and three bronzes, raising their current total of podium finishes to a gaudy 22.

The Gaels look to continue this domination in Cup Race #4 in order to bring the University Cup back home.

Men’s Ultimate secures spot at Nationals, Women’s second-place finish not enough

The men’s and women’s Ultimate teams both competed in the Steeltown Tournament in Burlington this past weekend. A first-place finish in this tournament secures a bid to Division 1 Nationals from Oct. 18 to 20.

As the reigning national champions, the men were able to clinch first place, securing their spot at nationals. The men went 3-1 in round robin, losing their only game to Ryerson by a score of 9-7.

After disappointing Carleton in the semis with a 10-7 victory, the men faced their toughest competition, Ryerson, once more in the finals, where they got a statement 11-7 win. The men look to repeat history at this year’s national championships.

The women’s team closed out the round robin with a 2-1 record, losing a close game to Toronto, 9-6. The women then waltzed through the semi-finals against Waterloo, winning 15-1.

However, a rematch against Toronto once more proved to be too much for the Gaels as they fell 10-8 in the finals.

The women’s team will travel to the Eastern University Ultimate Championship in Belleville this upcoming weekend, hoping to clinch their own spot at Division 1 Nationals.

September Records

Baseball (M)

  • 4-7

Cycling (M/W)*

  • 22 podium finishes through first three Cup Races

Fastpitch (W)

  • 10-6

Field Hockey (W)

  • 2-5

Lacrosse (M)

  • 3-3

Lacrosse (W)*

  • 7-2

Ultimate (M)*

  • Tournament win—clinched Division 1 spot at Nationals

Ultimate (W)

  • 2nd place tournament finish

Water Polo (M)

  • 3-1

Water Polo (W)

  • 3-1

 

*reigning OUA Champions

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