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Male Athlete of the Week

After going 3-5 in pre-season play, the men’s volleyball team is 4-0 in the regular season thanks in a large part to the contributions of second-year setter Jackson Dakin.

Dakin said the pre-season was a chance for him to learn and settle in.Continue...

Female Athlete of the Week

The Canadian University Rowing Championships are generally held over two days, but bad weather in Montreal last Saturday forced all of the athletes to row their races on Sunday. With all of their hard work over the summer and fall cumulating in one race day, Sarah Marshall and the rest of the women’s team didn’t allow conditions to affect them, placing third in the country.Continue...

Rugby up for tough semifinal

The men’s rugby team hasn’t lost a game since one year ago Sunday, Nov. 8, when the McMaster Marauders beat them 18-10 in the OUA finals in Markham.

The Gaels had their revenge this season, though, with a convincing 59-5 win at Kingston Field on Sept. 26. The two teams collide once more in the OUA semifinal tomorrow at Kingston Field.Continue...

Looking to beat McMaster again

After securing first-place in the OUA and the esteem that accompanies it, a Gaels loss tomorrow would be the glass slipper on the McMaster Marauders’ Cinderella story.

After a 27-15 overtime victory against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees last weekend, the Marauders travel to Richardson Stadium for the OUA semifinal game to play the Gaels team that beat them two months ago.Continue...

Gaels look ahead to Final Four

After a stellar 13-1-2 regular season, a third-place national ranking and a 3-1 quarter-final victory last week over the Carleton Ravens, the women’s soccer team will look to cap off their season on a high note this weekend as they head to the OUA Final Four, hosted by the York Lions in Toronto.Continue...

No silver lining for lacrosse

Disappointment in the OUA finals has become common place for the women’s lacrosse team. They’ve won the silver every year since 2005, losing gold to the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks. This year marks a shift in the winds, though.Continue...

Sports in Brief

The women’s hockey team split their home games this weekend, losing 4-3 in a shootout to the Western Mustangs on Saturday before rebounding with a 5-1 win over the Windsor Lancers on Sunday.

Against Western, the team received a goal and an assist from Becky Conroy and goals from sisters Brittany and Morgan McHaffie.Continue...

Women’s rugby end strong season empty-handed

Windy weather forecast a turbulent game for the women’s rugby team on Saturday in Hamilton. The Gaels ended their season with a 24-0 loss against the McMaster Marauders in the OUA’s bronze medal match.

Queen’s had a successful regular season overall, capturing four regular-season wins, as well as a their first OUA quarter-final 25-19 victory in five years against the Trent Excalibur.Continue...

Gone in 60 seconds

The men’s soccer season came to an abrupt end on Saturday afternoon with a shootout loss to the Carleton Ravens at Tindall Field.

Head coach Carlo Cannovan said the game was an honourable defeat.Continue...

Dig the four-game winning streak

Talk to any Queen’s men’s volleyball player, and he’s probably doing his best to forget the pre-season. The Gaels dropped all three preseason games in early October against McMaster, Guelph and Laval. But the regular season has seen a reversal in the team’s fortunes.Continue...

Gaels open season with pair of wins at Bartlett

The women’s basketball team opened their season this weekend with a league win over the RMC Paladins and an exhibition win over L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Citadins.

On Friday, Queen’s hosted the Paladins in Bartlett Gym. After a tumultuous first quarter, Queen’s led 24-8 eventually strengthening their lead to finish 73-27.Continue...

Gaels prevail over Ravens and weather

Weather conditions that forced most people to seek shelter at Tindall Field on Saturday afternoon were an afterthought for the women’s soccer team. The Gaels’ 3-1 win over the Carleton Ravens in the OUA quarter-final advances them to the OUA final four.Continue...

Women’s rowing takes silver at nationals

Queen’s posted varying results at the Canadian University Championships in Montreal on Sunday. Two proved to be the lucky number for the women’s team; they placed second overall for the second time in two years. The men finished three places shy of last year’s bronze medal in sixth place.Continue...

Sports in Brief

The men's and women's rowing teams travelled to St. Catharines on Saturday to compete in the OUA championships. The teams had high hopes for a repeat of last year's double-victory, but both finished in 3rd place.Continue...

Male Athlete of the Week

First-year forward Joey Derochie burst on to the OUA hockey scene this weekend by scoring two goals and adding two assists in the men’s hockey team’s 5-3 win over the Carleton Ravens on Saturday. With five points in four games Derochie is tied with Jordan Mirwaldt for the team lead.Continue...

Female Athlete of the Week

Fourth-year defender Martha Ross had a strong weekend for the women’s lacrosse team, netting eight goals to help the team secure third place in the OUA standings. Ross tallied one goal in an 8-7 loss to the Western Mustangs on Saturday before scoring a hat-trick in a 13-4 win over the Guelph Gryphons on Sunday morning and then added another four goals against McGill University in a 17-9 victory later in the day.Continue...

Laying the season’s first spike

The women’s volleyball team opened their season last weekend in Thunder Bay, where they played a doubleheader against the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday and Sunday.

The Gaels won their season opener on Saturday 3-1 and repeated that scoreline on Sunday afternoon.Continue...

Bright beginnings for men’s volleyball

The men’s volleyball team aced their season-opening weekend with a pair of wins.

The Gaels are 2-0 after a 3-1 win on Saturday over the Guelph Gryphons and a straight-sets victory on Sunday over the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks.Continue...

point/counterpoint

There are too many hits to the head in the National Hockey League, and they have to stop.

Don’t get me wrong—I love a good, clean body check almost as much as a beautiful goal. A crushing open-ice hit can change a game’s momentum in an instant.Continue...

Sweeping the competition

As I put on men’s curling captain Chadd Vandermade’s shoes Tuesday night, he explains to me why most of the team has curled for more than 10 years.

“It’s not really something you can pick up right away,” he said. “There are a lot of skills you don’t use in other sports.”Continue...

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