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Selling Queen’s sports

The University’s Athletics and Recreation Review is officially still in consultation, but the athletics department is already implementing recommendations to up its revenue. The review, released in June, recommends the University make a concerted effort to boost self-generated funds. Although Principal Karen Hitchcock has held off on approving any aspects of the review until Dec. 31, chair of Athletics and Recreation Leslie Dal Cin said the structure she has put in place will support either direction the Principal wants to go.Continue...

Lacrosse takes two

Missing out on the weekend’s Homecoming festivities didn’t stop the women’s lacrosse team from proving they still had Golden Gael spirit.Continue...

Sports In Brief

The women’s cross country team, ranked sixth in the country, won the Queen’s Invitational Saturday afternoon at Fort Henry. Leslie Sexton led the Gaels to victory by winning the five-kilometre race. Nadia Tatlow came in fourth for Queen’s, and fellow Gaels Liz Miller, Chelsey Wyrostok and Leah Larocque finished 10th through 12th.Continue...

­Soccer wins and ties

The Gaels’ soccer teams had a roller-coaster weekend. The women’s squad turned in a lacklustre performance Friday afternoon in a 1-1 tie against the Royal Military College Paladins but rebounded Sunday with a 5-0 defeat of the Trent Excalibur. The men’s team started the weekend well with a 4-2 victory over RMC but was held to a 0-0 draw with Trent on Sunday.Continue...

Recurring results for women’s hockey team

It was déjà vu for the women’s hockey team this weekend as they took on the Western Mustangs and the Windsor Lancers. The Gaels repeated the tie and loss they suffered against the same teams on the previous weekend.

Head coach Rob Lalonde said the team needs to work on their fundamentals.Continue...

Football flattens Waterloo

A raucous Homecoming game crowd of 10,452 braved the cold weather to witness the Golden Gaels football team put on a show.

The Gaels demolished the Waterloo Warriors 45-0 while limiting them to only 54 yards on offence in a defensive masterpiece.

Gaels running back Mike Giffin ran for 193 yards and cemented his name among the top rushers in Queen’s history with his seventh game of the season with more than 100 rushing yards, a new Queen’s record. He also eclipsed the all-time single-season rushing record of 937 yards set by Brad Elberg in 1992.Continue...

Rugby romps to win over Western

Backed by a crowd of cheering fans and determined to prove that last week’s loss to Brock was just a blip on the radar, the men’s rugby team beat the University of Western Ontario 16-13. Saturday’s game was a heated one; Queen’s hadn’t beaten Western since the 2001 OUA final.Continue...

Sports In Brief

The men’s volleyball team finished second at the Queen’s/Royal Military College Thanksgiving Invitational last weekend. Queen’s went 4-1 over the weekend, defeating the Windsor Lancers, the McGill Redmen, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the York Lions but losing a hard-fought four set match to the Laval Rouge et Or in the final. Queen’s veterans Jeff DeMeza and Devon Miller were named to the tournament all-star team. Queen’s will begin their defence of their OUA title next Friday, with a game at Bartlett Gym against the Laurier Golden Hawks.Continue...

Cross-border success for cross country

It appears American schools could stand to learn a few things about cross-country running from their Canadian counterparts.

The Queen’s cross country team travelled to Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. last weekend and claimed the team titles for both the men and women’s races.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

Cross country runner Braden Novakowski is a main reason why the men’s cross country team is ranked in the top 10 in Canada.

He came in second in the 8000-metre race at an invitational meet at Hamilton College in New York on Oct. 6. His finish helped Queen’s win the team title at the meet.Continue...

First winless weekend for rugby

The Queen’s rugby teams had their least successful weekend of the season as both the men’s and women’s teams suffered defeat.

Last Friday the women’s team lost at home to the University of Waterloo 8-7 while the men traveled to Brock University and fell to the Badgers 26-7 on Saturday.Continue...

Men’s hockey drops opener

A change of scenery may not have been what the doctor ordered for the men’s hockey team as they fell 4-1 to the Western Mustangs in their home opener at the Memorial Centre Saturday night.

Western outshot Queen’s 63-16, but Gael goalie Ryan Gibb kept the teams even until the Mustangs pulled away in the third period.

Gaels’ head coach Brett Gibson said Gibb’s stellar goaltending gave his team a chance.Continue...

Mixed results for soccer

Last weekend saw the Queen’s men and women’s soccer teams go into action on the road against the Trent Excalibur and the Ryerson Rams.

The women were undefeated, winning against Trent 3-0 and tying Ryerson 0-0.

The Gaels’ success is due in large part to the performances of goalkeepers Kate McKenna and Hannah Shoichet. Since the season started, the women’s team has allowed three goals, with McKenna recording six shutouts and Shoichet recording three.Continue...

Gaels fall short in the capital

The Gaels’ football team got a taste of their own medicine last Saturday as the Ottawa Gee-Gees took a page from Queen’s playbook and came from behind with just over two minutes left to record a 13-12 win.
Gaels’ head coach Pat Sheahan said it was tough for the team to lose such a close game.Continue...

Sports In Brief

The Queen’s sailing team hosted the Queen’s Open the weekend of Sept. 29 at Kingston Yacht Club.

The Queen’s team finished fourth overall out of nine teams, a mere two points out of third.

In the A division, Yolande Gooderman and Margaret Casey’s boat finished third, with top-three finishes in four of their seven races.Continue...

Civil court no place for off-court disputes

I’ve always felt sports and feminism compliment each other very well. I spent the first four years of my childhood soccer career playing on a boys’ team and I found the fastest way to assert my presence as well as my value in any arena was simply to prove by my actions that I deserved to be where I was. In those days, there was no greater equalizer than that hideous orange and black jersey.Continue...

Queen’s hands Ottawa first loss

The women’s soccer team beat Canada’s top-ranked team, the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, at Richardson Stadium Wednesday. The Gaels were outside the top 10 in the rankings at the time, but it didn’t show on the field, and the team came away with a 1-0 victory.

It was the first win against Ottawa for Queen’s since Sept. 27, 2003, a span of eight games.Continue...

To cut, or not to cut?

The University’s Review of Athletics and Recreation proposes reducing the number of fully-funded interuniversity varsity teams to between 10 and 16, down from the present 24. According to the review’s recommendations, more funding would be channelled to the remaining teams to improve their chances of success.Continue...

Sports In Brief

The Queen’s men’s basketball team won in a battle of two Kingston schools when they routed the St. Lawrence College Vikings 80-50 in exhibition play.

The first half was fairly even, with the Gaels leading 32-28 at halftime. Queen’s caught fire in the second half, shooting 63 per cent from the field throughout a 14-minute span.Continue...

Rugby squad falls to Guelph Gryphons

The Queen’s women’s rugby team suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday, a 50-0 home defeat at the hands of the defending OUA champion Guelph Gryphons.Continue...

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