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The reputation of Queen’s sport is ever-growing as three Gaels teams are currently ranked as CIS top-10 squads.

The football team is ranked sixth in Canada after starting the season in eighth. The women’s rugby team is currently 10th in the CIS, receiving a national ranking for the first time in team history.Continue...

Athletes of the Week

Katie Chu, a rookie winger on the women’s rugby team, broke through several tackles to touch down her first OUA try during Saturday’s 36-30 home win over the Trent Excalibur. The lead changed hands multiple times throughout the game, until the Gaels finally pulled ahead for good after Chu’s spectacular run.Continue...

Rugby travels new roads

After resounding wins over Royal Military College and the University of Toronto with a combined score of 149-3, the men’s rugby team has amassed 10 points placing them top of the league.

With the merger of the OUA’s East and West divisions, they sit first in the province.Continue...

Football looks to heal old wounds

When the football team travels north to Frank Clair Stadium to visit the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on Saturday, the scars of the past few years will travel with them.

It was the Gee-Gees who knocked the Gaels of 2006 out of the playoffs, and the Gee-Gees again who put an end to last year’s undefeated season with a win at Richardson Stadium eliminating a Gaels team ranked second-best in the country.Continue...

The secret of the Baja

Avoiding cow excrement isn’t on the agenda of the typical university athlete.

I certainly wasn’t thinking much about it before I spent the day with the Queen’s Baja racing team, and I ruined a pair of shorts as a result.Continue...

Stalemate for women’s soccer

A week of practice made all the difference on Sunday for the women’s soccer team. After dropping a 3-1 decision at the University of Toronto Varsity Blues last weekend, the Gaels redeemed themselves on Sunday, holding the Blues to a 0-0 draw at Richardson Stadium.Continue...

Gaels hold Toronto scoreless at Richardson

The men’s soccer team continued their undefeated streak with a victory over the University of Toronto Varsity Blues at Richardson Stadium on Sunday. The team has taken four points out of a possible six against the Blues so far this season.Continue...

Gaels make Toronto Varsity blue

There wasn’t any nail-biting at Kingston Field on Sunday afternoon. The Gaels kept their first home-appearance of the season far from close against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, demolishing the visitors 77-3.Continue...

Football ekes win against Mac

Richardson Stadium seemed bound to feature another shootout involving the No. 7 ranked Queen’s Gaels as they hosted the only other OUA team to score 52 points in week one, the McMaster Marauders. When the crowd filed out after the final whistle, many were understandably surprised at the 8-7 Queen’s victory.Continue...

Revenge sweet for women’s rugby

The women’s rugby team opened their season with a thrilling 36-30 home win over last year’s fourth-placed Trent Excalibur on Saturday.

The teams exchanged leads until rookie winger Katie Chu broke through the Excalibur defense late in the second half with an inspiring run—featuring several broken tackles and a spin—to touch down her first career OUA try and put the Gaels ahead for good.Continue...

Sports in Brief

Football ranked eighth overall in Canada

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport poll that compiles a preseason ranked list of Canadian football teams placed Queen’s in the top ten for the second year in a row. Queen’s sits in eighth place, one spot behind what they received last year.Continue...

Men’s soccer starts new season undefeated

The men’s soccer team started their season undefeated after beating the Ryerson Rams 3-1 and tying the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 0-0 last weekend. The wins place the Gaels atop the early season OUA East standings with four points.Continue...

Gaels split Toronto weekend

The women’s soccer team started their season last weekend with a Toronto double-header, winning 3-0 over the Ryerson Rams before dropping a 3-1 decision at the hands of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. First-year striker Jacqueline Tessier led the Gaels, notching a goal in both matches. Renee MacLellan and Mary Kampman also found the scoresheet against the Rams while goalkeeper Chantel Marson picked up the shutout.Continue...

Rugby run roughshod over regional rivals

Following an undefeated season and a second-straight OUA silver medal season, the men’s rugby team were looking to start their fledgling season off with a bang on Wednesday afternoon when they visited cross-town rivals the Royal Military College Paladins.Continue...

Athletes of the week

First-team All-Canadian Jimmy Allin played Monday’s home opener against the Guelph Gryphons as though he hadn’t spent any time away from the field.

Allin scored three special-teams touchdowns against the Gryphons, two on punt returns and one the result of a 105-yard kickoff return.Continue...

Queen’s wins tight offensive battle

A frantic field goal with no time on the clock was the clincher at Monday afternoon’s football game.

The Gaels managed to eke out a 52-49 win over the Guelph Gryphons after being up at one point 46-18. The game was primarily an offensive standoff featuring long drives and the most points scored in an OUA matchup since 1988.Continue...

Gaels’ great expectations

In preparation for the Journal’s Dec. 3 fall-term report card, the sports staff evaluates season outlooks for each team and what they will have to do to achieve an A mark.Continue...

Sports in Brief

Former Gaels’ football and hockey player Billy Burke has signed a professional contract with the Port Huron Icehawks of the International Hockey League (IHL).

Burke, who took over captaincy duties for the men’s hockey team last year after Jon Lawrance was injured, amassed 23 goals and 29 assists during his four-year Queen’s career.Continue...

Rowers snag silver at Henley

The women’s rowing team had a successful meet at last month’s renowned Henley women’s regatta, held at Henley-on-Thames in England.Continue...

Holmberg to take hockey helm

For the third time in three years, the women’s hockey team is changing coaches.

Matt Holmberg, an assistant coach with the team for the past three seasons, is taking the reins of the team from Harold Parsons, who is celebrating the birth of his third child.Continue...

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