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Cross country hosts CIS finals

Last Saturday afternoon Queen’s hosted the CIS cross-country national championships on Fort Henry Hill. Despite the intermittent drizzle, conditions proved to be highly conducive to racing with many Queen’s competitors attaining personal best times.

The women’s five-kilometre race was first, with Queen’s finishing 10th out of 19 teams. Leah Larocque led the Gaels. Her 18:23.6 finish landed her 33 out of 131 competitors.Continue...

Soccer finishes fourth in Canada

The women’s soccer team brought their thrilling season to an end with a fourth-place finish last weekend at the CIS championships in Toronto.

After beating the Atlantic champion St. Francis Xavier X-Women in the quarter-final, the Gaels lost a heartbreaker to the eventual champions, the Trinity Western Spartans from Langley, B.C., in the semifinals.Continue...

Gaels prepare to host Laval Rouge-et-Or

Celebrations surrounding the Gaels’ Yates Cup victory over the Western Mustangs last weekend have died down as their playoff campaign continues tomorrow afternoon.

L’Université Laval Rouge-et-Or are heading westward from Quebec City to Richardson Stadium for a Mitchell Bowl meeting with the football team. The winner earns a trip to next weekend’s Vanier Cup at Laval.Continue...

Men's rugby wins Turner Cup

This morning, the men’s rugby team was going into its third-straight OUA Final not having won the elusive Turner Trophy since 2001. Tonight, the team can call itself the OUA champion.Continue...

Gaels win Yates Cup in thriller at Richardson

The hands of Queen’s football players held the Yates Cup for the first time in 31 years today.Continue...

Sports in brief

Sports in briefContinue...

Male Athlete of the Week

After being drafted 40th overall in the CFL entry draft in April by the Edmonton Eskimos and accepted to their practice roster, defensive end Osie Ukwuoma returned to Queen’s for a fifth year of football.

His final year with the Queen’s team has been the Gaels’ most successful campaign. They will compete in the Yates Cup tomorrow for the first time in seven years.Continue...

Female Athlete of the Week

Kelli Chamberlain joined the women’s soccer team as a walk-on in open tryouts two years ago, having never played forward before.

12th in OUA goal-scoring this season with six goals, the starting forward scored twice in the Gael’s semifinal win against the Laurier Golden Hawks last weekend, qualifying the team for the OUA final and ultimately the CIS Championships in Toronto this weekend.Continue...

Kicking off championship weekend

Kicking off championship weekendContinue...

Gaels stymied by Paladins

In the only hockey game in CIS action on Wednesday, the Gaels dropped a 4-3 decision to the Royal Military College Paladins, falling in a shootout.

Head coach Brett Gibson said he was short of answers to figuring out what happened.Continue...

Women’s soccer off to national semifinal

Despite a heartbreaking loss on penalty kicks in the OUA Final against the York Lions last weekend, the women’s soccer team nevertheless earned a berth to conclude their season at the 2009 CIS Championships this weekend at the University of Toronto.Continue...

Third time’s the charm for rugby

Tomorrow’s final is a matter of looking forward rather than back for the men’s rugby team.

This Saturday, the undefeated Gaels travel the long road to Markham once more to compete in their third-straight OUA final at Fletcher’s Field.Continue...

Gearing up for Yates Cup

Queen’s football hasn’t competed in a Yates Cup since 2002. They haven’t won since 1978.

For the first time in 31 years, they’re hosting it tomorrow.Continue...

Sports in Brief

Sports in BriefContinue...

Women’s basketball drop both weekend games

The women's basketball team started their season with a win over Royal Military College last weekend, but weren’t as fortunate this weekend. They lost two games against the Lakehead Thunderwolves and the McMaster Marauders.Continue...

OUA takes action on preventing swine flu

The men’s hockey team’s attempts to prevent potentially spreading of the H1N1 virus were met with hostility after their 10-1 loss to the McGill Redmen in Montreal on Oct. 30.

The McGill crowd was unaware that both teams’ coaches had agreed not to shake hands prior to the game, Gaels head coach Brett Gibson said last week.Continue...

Queen’s fall in finals by way of shooutout

Going into the OUA’s Final Four weekend, the women’s soccer team held first place in the league, carrying a third-place national ranking and a quarter-final win over Carleton on their shoulders.

On Saturday, the Gaels beat the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks 3-2 in extra time to advance to the final against the host York Lions, with two goals coming from striker Kelli Chamberlain and the other from midfielder Angela Sullivan.Continue...

Men’s basketball opens season with two losses

After going undefeated in preseason action, the men’s basketball team lost their first two matchups of the season, dropping a 75-74 decision to the Lakehead University Thunderwolves on Friday and a 56-50 thriller to the McMaster Marauders on Saturday in Bartlett Gym.Continue...

Men’s rugby set for OUA final

Six sets of bleachers completely packed and standing-room only at Kingston Field could only mean one thing—it’s playoff time for rugby. The men’s team thanked their fans with a thrilling 17-8 semifinal win over the reigning OUA champions, the McMaster Marauders.Continue...

Football topples Mac in semifinal

Football head coach Pat Sheahan said there was an unusual vibe amongst the Gaels before Saturday’s OUA semifinal.

“There was a different feel to our team today,” he said. “What I sensed was that good kind of anxiety that no coach’s talk can produce.”Continue...

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