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Women’s hockey reins in Mustangs

Women’s hockey came away with two strong wins at home against the Western Mustangs this weekend. The Gaels won 3-0 on Saturday and held on for a 2-1 victory on Sunday to even their record at 2-2.

On Saturday, the Gaels dominated Western, outshooting them 36-16. Captain Molly Groenewegen had a statement game, scoring all three Queen’s goals to complete the hat trick.Continue...

Queen’s Athletics reacts to hazing

In the last two months the often-controversial issues of athletic hazing and “rite-of-passage” initiations have been dragged into the public spotlight and condemned by the media. As a result, athletic traditions and initiations across the nation have been placed under scrutiny and are up for debate.Continue...

Women’s rugby makes early exit

Riding high from their perfect regular season, the women’s rugby team was brought back to earth Thursday when they fell three points short of a semi-final berth and a visit to Western. The team had gone into their quarterfinal match against Waterloo with high hopes and a realistic shot at the semi-finals.Continue...

The Journal Athletes of the Week

Michelle Fortner led women’s field hockey to another strong showing with four goals in three games last weekend. She scored two goals against the Western Mustangs and one against the Carleton Ravens in a pair of wins on Saturday, and then the lone goal in a 2-1 loss to York on Sunday.Continue...

Soccer struggles in penultimate weekend

With the playoffs on the horizon, Golden Gaels men’s and women’s soccer suffered this past Sunday against the visiting Carleton Ravens. The men’s side fell to Carleton 1-0, while the women settled for a 2-2 draw.Continue...

Men’s volleyball brings home silver

The men’s volleyball team ended their pre-season with an impressive silver medal-winning performance at the Queen’s Invitational this past weekend. Playing against university squads from Windsor, New Brunswick, McMaster and Western, the men faced stiff competition over the course of the three-day tournament. On Friday, the team had a solid opener, dispatching McMaster 3-1 (20-25, 25-19, 25-23, 35-33).Continue...

World Series: Houston or Chicago?

The baseball season is a long journey, one that travels through the buds on the trees to green leaves to the browns and reds of autumn. But those who can control the journey are the ones who get the final champagne shower in October. This year, that team is going to be the Chicago White Sox, and I am going to tell you why.Continue...

Ultimate perfect but without title

Last weekend the men’s ultimate team traveled to Montreal hoping to become national champions for the second consecutive year. The men entered the tournament ranked number one in the nation, with a perfect 7-0 record on the season.

However, due to the weather conditions at this year’s Canadian University Ultimate Championship, the team finished their season undefeated but without the title.Continue...

Hockey heartbreaker

Men’s hockey opened their season with a heartbreaking loss on Wednesday. The team traveled to RMC to face the Paladins with head coach Kirk Muller behind the bench in a pin-stripe suit rather than his more familiar pads and skates. The Gaels lost 2-1 to their hometown rivals.Continue...

Win keeps football playoff hopes alive

After seven weeks of OUA football, the Golden Gaels’ playoff fate comes down to a trip to the University of Western Ontario this weekend after a win last Saturday. The Gaels improved their record to 3-4 with a convincing 37-0 win over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.Continue...

MTB team spins to wins

The Queen’s mountain biking team finished off a stellar season at their final race of the season at Boler Mountain in London on Sunday.

The race featured teams from 15 different schools from across Ontario, and was staged on a highly technical and hilly course, said co-coach and rider Greg Edgar. The men rode three laps of the 10-kilometre course, while the women rode two laps.Continue...

Cross country strong at home

On Saturday the men’s and women’s cross-country teams hosted the Queen’s Invitational, matching their talent against some of the best runners in the province at Fort Henry Hill. “The event went really well,” said head coach Shane Lakins. “We had lots of spectators, because it’s a spectator-friendly course—you can see 80 per cent of the race from the sidelines.”Continue...

Women’s rugby perfect for playoffs

A perfect 6-0 season and the guarantee of a quarterfinal match on home turf were on the line for the women’s rugby team Saturday against the Laurier Golden Hawks. Nothing was going to come between them and victory. And indeed nothing did.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

Last weekend the women’s rugby team was thankful for Kelly Lagace.

On a rainy and bitter cold Thanksgiving Friday, Lagace scored two tries and guided the Gaels to a 25-14 victory over the York Lions. With the victory the Gaels improved to 5-0 on the season, with just one match remaining before the playoffs begin.Continue...

Football out-battles the Warriors

Gaels football got their long-awaited second win of the season Saturday against the Waterloo Warriors and kept their playoff aspirations alive.

The team managed a gritty 26-18 win in Waterloo and improved on several of the problems that have been handicapping the team thus far.Continue...

Bodychecking in women’s hockey?

It’s a terrible thing, really.

A forward cuts through the offensive zone with dashing speed, dangling the puck ahead of her in Crosby-like fashion. The defender nervously glides backwards as her executioner toys with her fate. She attempts to kindly direct the opposing player away from the net—no contact—just persuasion.Continue...

Lords too much for baseball Gaels

Queen’s baseball entered their first playoff weekend on a high note, winning four straight games the previous weekend and hoping to continue the winning trend in the playoffs. The Gaels knew, however, that they were in for a tough battle against the Durham Lords, as they had split their last doubleheader with the Lords.Continue...

Soccer nets wins, tie

The Golden Gaels men’s and women’s soccer teams continued their winning ways this past weekend, going unbeaten in games against the Trent Excalibur and the Ottawa Gee-Gees.Continue...

Journal Athletes of the Week

Dani Delaloye is the third Queen’s athlete since the beginning of September to be named OUA Athlete of the Week. The first-year varsity swimmer was spectacular at the team’s first meet of the season last weekend in Peterborough, bringing home three gold medals.Continue...

Big ‘Mac’ attack tops Gaels

Last weekend’s game captured in 60 minutes what the Golden Gaels’ football season has been like this year: so close, but so far. Mental errors in the third quarter were the deciding factor in the 43-24 loss to the McMaster Marauders.Continue...

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