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O'Donnell returns to Richardson

Former Gael Matt O’Donnell has a new nickname in the Cincinnati Bengals’ locker room.
“Everyone calls me Big Canada,” the 6’9" offensive tackle told the Journal during a visit to Kingston last week.Continue...

Playoff blowout

For the second consecutive season, the Guelph Gryphons ended the women’s rugby team’s shot at a provincial title.
The Gryphons beat the Gaels 50-0 in Saturday’s OUA semifinal in Guelph to qualify for nationals and advance to next week’s final against the McMaster Marauders.Continue...

Playoffs start tomorrow

The men’s soccer team will start the playoffs at home against the Laurentian Voyageurs tomorrow.
The first-round matchup will be a rematch of Sunday’s 3-3 tie. The Voyageurs scored the go-ahead goal late in the game on West Campus, but Gaels winger Nathan Klemencic equalized seconds before the final whistle.Continue...

Gaels shut out Mustangs

The Western Mustangs were undefeated and ranked first in Canada when they came to Richardson Stadium on Saturday. But the Gaels won 37-0 in front of 5,185 fans to extend their own winning streak to six games.Continue...

Sports in brief

Women’s basketball sweeps weekend

The women’s basketball team won three straight games at the ARC this weekend, beating the Dalhousie Tigers 80-70 on Friday, the Guelph...Continue...

Gaels beat first-place Mustangs

The nationally-ranked Western Mustangs were undefeated before they came to Kingston on Saturday. But the Gaels won 37-0 in front of a crowd of 5,185 at Richardson Stadium to extend their winning streak to six games.Continue...

Group effort

Matthew Holmberg won’t tell you who his favourite goalie is.
“It’s difficult to talk about each one individually without talking about the overall role,” the women’s hockey head coach said.
Goaltending depth has been a trademark of Holmberg’s
three-year tenure as head coach. His goalies this season are
third-year Mel Dodd-Moher, fourth-year Karissa Savage and third-year Engi Lim. He said he won’t name a full-time starter because they’re all good enough to play.Continue...

Sports in brief

Women lead the way at Brock

Every women’s rowing boat won a medal at the Brock Invitational last weekend.

The lightweight eight, four and single boats all won...Continue...

Western won’t play starters

The Western Mustangs head coach says he won’t field many of his starters in tomorrow’s game against the Gaels.Continue...

Are coaches to blame?

The Journal's Sports team debates the merits of recently-tabled legislation

The question: should the criminal code be amended to make it an offence for varsity coaches to knowingly allow concussed athletes to return to action before being cleared to play?Continue...

Women get third

Cross country coach Steve Boyd thought the women’s season would be a rebuilding year. Then the Gaels posted a third-place finish at the Guelph Open last weekend.
Boyd said he expects similar results from the women at the OUA championships on Oct. 29.
“They have a better-than-outside shot of making the podium,”
he said.Continue...

Waterloo sweeps tournament

The Waterloo Warriors dominated the OUA golf championships in Kingston this week. Their women’s team finished with a combined score of 486 strokes to win the gold medal while the men beat the second-place Gaels by six strokes, 594 to 600.
The Gaels’ women’s team finished sixth with a stroke total of 546.Continue...

Three-game win streak

The men’s hockey team is on an early winning streak after defeating the Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks 7-2 and the York Lions 3-2 last weekend.Continue...

Team China falls to Gaels

The Chinese women’s hockey team visited Kingston last Wednesday to play the Queen’s team as part of a 20-game tour across Canada to prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics in
Sochi, Russia.Continue...

Overtime win sends Gaels to semifinals

he Trent Excalibur almost ended the women’s rugby team’s season on Saturday. But Gaels forward Kayla Roote scored a try as time expired in overtime to give the Gaels a 14-10 win in their OUA quarter-final match.Continue...

Warrior woes

If it weren’t for a 2010 doping scandal, Gaels quarterback Billy McPhee would have been playing for the Waterloo Warriors at Richardson Stadium on Saturday.
Instead, the second-year quarterback completed eight of 14 passes for the Gaels, tallying 77 yards and one touchdown in Queen’s 53-0 victory over the winless Warriors. Running back Ryan Granberg picked up 240 yards and four touchdowns on
31 carries.Continue...

Golden Bears win, Gaels bail early

Western Canadian teams dominated the Coast-to-Coast Classic at the ARC this weekend.
On Sunday, the Alberta Golden Bears came back from a two-set deficit to beat the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds 3-2 in the gold medal game, while the Calgary Dinos defeated the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds 3-0 to clinch the bronze medal.
The Gaels were plagued by injuries to veteran players and finished seventh.Continue...

Head injuries go to House of Commons

Angela Sullivan took an elbow to the head in August. The midfielder for the women’s soccer team still can’t focus in class, gets headaches while doing readings and can’t handle loud noises.
She doesn’t know when her concussion will heal.Continue...

Mixed results on road

The men’s soccer team split their road trip to Toronto last weekend, beating the Toronto Varsity Blues 2-0 on Saturday and losing 3-2 to the Ryerson Rams on Sunday.Continue...

Big win

Head coach Peter Huigenbos returned to Kingston from a
four-game hiatus in time for men’s rugby’s 60-5 win over the Royal Military College Paladins last Friday.Continue...

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