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Eight medals for Gaels in New Haven

The Queen’s track team returned from the Dartmouth Indoor Classic with eight medals, a Queen’s record, three all-time top 10 performances and 17 personal bests.

But they have yet to have a single athlete qualify for the ational championships.Continue...

Volleyball clinches playoff spot

The Gaels swept the Lakehead Thunderwolves twice in two days. Lakehead sit 10 points below Queen’s in sixth place in the eastern conference. On Friday, the team cameout strong, overpowering the Thunderwolves 25-16, 25-18, 25- 15. Amanda Digel led the Gaels with 14 kills, seven digs and two
blocks, followed closely by Louise Hamel with 11 kills, seven digs and two service aces.Continue...

Sports funding goes under the microscope

Associate Vice-Principal and dean of Student Affairs Jason Laker has appointed Janice deakin, dean of the School of Graduate Studies and research, and bob Crawford, professor in the School of Computing, to conduct a review of all aspects of the department of athletics and recreation from interuniversity teams to intramurals and instructional programs.Continue...

Hockey beats the Blues

Despite a disappointing loss to the Western Mustangs at home on Friday night in a 5-3 decision, the
Queen’s Golden Gaels women’s hockey team rebounded on Sunday to notch a vital 3-1 win over the
University of Toronto, ranked third in the provincce, inching closer to securing a first-round bye in
the playoffs.Continue...

Voyageurs snap basketball’s winning streak

The women’s basketball team had their four-game winning streak snapped by the Laurentian Voyageurs in a 57-56 loss on Friday in Sudbury.

The Gaels started out strong, leading by 11 points at the half. But they had a rough third quarter where they were outscored 16-6. With eight seconds left in the game, the Gaels were down by three points, when guard Jessica Selinger was fouled.Continue...

Five teams of fencers make the cut

Queen’s fencing hosted the Ontario University Athletics East Qualifiers this weekend, where five out of six Queen’s squads and nine individual Queen’s fencers qualified for the provincial championships.Continue...

Basketball burned by big teams

For the first time this season, the men’s basketball team dropped two consecutive games, losing 66-56 to Laurentian on Friday and 84-77 to York on Saturday.

The Gaels went into Friday’s game after beaten Laurentian earlier this year by 10 points. Laurentian
came into the game with a 4-13 record. But it was the Gaels who got off to a slow start, finding themselves down by nine points at the half.Continue...

Goalie keeps Gaels in game

The Queen’s men’s hockey team had a disappointing weekend in Quebec, losing 3-0 to Université
de Quebec Trois Rivieres on Friday and falling 2-1 to the Concordia Stingers the following night.

The two losses put the Gaels only one point ahead of both Concordia and RMC for fifth-place with only two games remaining in the season.Continue...

Volleyball keeps composure

The men’s volleyball team didn’t take long to rebound after suffering their first loss since Nov. 19. After
losing to York in five sets Friday, the Gaels regrouped to defeat rivals the Ryerson Rams in five sets in front of a full house on Saturday.Continue...

Women’s volleyball holds on to playoff spot

While they are comfortably in possession of the final playoff spot, the women’s volleyball team has some work to do if they want to prove they can compete with the top half of their division.

After a stinging loss to the Western Mustangs last Saturday, the team entered what is arguably
the easiest part of its schedule with a four-set win over the Windsor Lancers.Continue...

Swimmers smoke Ravens in tune-up for provincials

The Queen’s men’s and women’s swim teams came back from the Carleton dual meet last weekend
21 first-place finishes in 29 events. In dual meets, two teams race head to head, so Queen’s was only
racing against Carleton swimmers. Gael Kyle Johansen said the meet was not a crucial one, but it
was a chance for athletes to qualify for the national championships. Swimmers qualify by meeting
a national time standard during the season.Continue...

Close game slips by Gaels

On Friday, the sixth-ranked women’s hockey team challenged provincial leaders, the Laurier Golden Hawks, in a close game but couldn’t hold on for the win.

The team beat the York Lions in Toronto the next day. In Friday’s game, Queen’s got early goals from first-year forwards Kelsey Thomson and Becky Conroy, but Laurier battled back to earn a 2-2 tie.Continue...

Track gets taste of national field

The Queen’s track team returned from the McGill Team Challenge meet last weekend with two all-time top 10 performances and 22 personal bests, but only three medals. Iris Roman won the gold in pole
vault, Katie Mackay took the silver in shot put and Bri Eshleman won the bronze in the weight throw.Continue...

Volleyball kept on its toes

The men’s volleyball team is recovering from a weekend riddled with illness and injury. Fortunately for them, winning seems to be the best medicine. The Gaels returned home with two four-set wins over
Western and Windsor. Gaels’ starting setter Devon Miller came down with a bad cold shortly before the opening game against the Mustangs but played through it because backup setter Kohl Forsberg sprained an ankle last week.Continue...

Wrestling pins down first medals

After lukewarm results so far this season, the Queen’s wrestling team stepped it up as hosts of the Queen’s Open last Sunday, finishing fourth out of nine teams on the women’s side, and tying for sixth in a field of nine on the men’s side.Continue...

Women’s basketball back on form

The women’s basketball team racked up two victories this past weekend, defeating a strong Toronto team 60-55 on Friday night, and then routing Ryerson 70-46 on Saturday. Jessica Selinger led the Gaels in points over the weekend, putting up 22 in the first game and 14 against Ryerson. “Most of [my points were] from the foul line,” she said.Continue...

Winter Adaptive Games a ‘Marvel’ous day

WAG to the Rescue! was the theme for this year’s Winter Adaptive Games (WAG) organized by the school of Kinesiology and Health Studies.Continue...

Basketball bounces back

After an outstanding performance against the Gee-Gees in Ottawa last weekend, the men’s basketball team lost a decidedly low-key contest 59-44 to the University of Toronto at home on Friday. They followed Friday night’s game with a 76-67 win over Ryerson.Continue...

Dance team does Daytona Beach

The Queen’s dance team will make history this spring as the first Canadian team to compete at the
U.S. National Cheerleading Association and National Dance Association National Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. The competition will take place April 4 to 8. In order to qualify, the team submitted a video of their performance.Continue...

Gaels recover after Redmen

In what could have been a disastrous weekend for the Gaels, the men’s team showed they can compete with the best in the nation. After a 3-1 loss to rivals the McGill Redmen in a jam-packed
Jock Harty Arena on Friday, the Gaels rebounded with a 2-1 victory over the visiting Ottawa Gee-Gees
on Saturday.Continue...

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