Weekend wrap-up

Recapping women’s volleyball and the Big East Blast

The women’s volleyball team sits third in the OUA with two games left.
Image by: Alex Choi
The women’s volleyball team sits third in the OUA with two games left.

Women’s volleyball splits five-set affairs

After a hard-fought win and a tough loss, the Gaels remain in third place in the OUA.

Queen’s couldn’t fend off the second-place York Lions on Saturday, losing the match in five sets, including a 15-10 defeat in the deciding frame.

They’ve still yet to beat York or the Ottawa Gee-Gees — the two teams ahead of them in the standings.

Sunday proved to be a better game day for the Gaels, as they topped the McMaster Marauders 15-9 in a fifth and final set. Colleen Ogilvie, Brett Hagarty and Kelsey Bishop’s double-digit kill totals led the Gaels to victory.

The women finish off the regular season visiting the fourth-place Toronto Varsity Blues and the sixth-place Ryerson Rams next weekend.

Rachel Herscovici

Dance Pack reigns supreme at Big East Blast

Queen’s Dance Pack continued their winning ways as they took home top honours at the Big East Blast.

The Dance Pack took part in their first competition of the year this past weekend at the K-Rock Centre. The team participated in the dance category of the cheer competition.

Over the last three years the Dance Pack has gone undefeated, winning the competition all three years. This year they claimed two trophies, winning their division and being named grand champions in the dance category.

The Queen’s cheerleading team was also present on Saturday, taking part in the cheer portion of the competition. The cheerleaders won their division and were front row centre for the Dance Pack’s routine.

“What differs us from a lot of other dance groups is that we don’t go to dance competitions, we go to cheer competitions and then we compete in the dance division,” said Dance Pack team captain Sam Dick. “It’s like Bring it On.”

Absent from the event was Queen’s rival and number one competition, the Toronto Varsity Blues Dance Team. Both teams will meet at nationals in Waterloo on Mar. 1.

“I like to think that we have an advantage over [Toronto] in the fact that we do this competition first,” Dick said. “It pushes us to be ready in February and then we just have to work on fine tuning and conditioning.”

Sean Liebich


Big East Blast, Cheerleading, Dance Pack, Gaels, Women's Volleyball

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