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Gaels double up on Ridgebacks

Gaels top Ridgebacks
Alex Stothart celebrates after teammate Slater Doggett scored one of his two goals in Friday's OUA men's hockey game agains the UOIT Ridgebacks in Oshawa.

A quick roundup of Queen’s Gaels team’s in action over the weekend:

MEN’S HOCKEY

The Queen’s Gaels (11-4-3) scored a pair of victories over the UOIT Ridgebacks (10-7-1) to get the new year off to a solid start.

At the Memorial Centre on Saturday the Gaels topped the visitors 3-0. Duncan Campbell and Francesco Vilardi opened the scoring with goals in the first period. Ryan Bloom added the third in the second period while Jacob Brennan made 17 saves for the shutout.

On Friday, the Gaels edged out the Ridgebacks 3-2 in Oshawa with Slater Doggett netting a pair of goals. Spencer Abraham also scored and Kevin Bailie made 22 saves to secure the win.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

The No. 7 Queen's Gaels (8-3-1-2) dropped both their games over the weekend, falling 5-2 to the Laurentian Voyageurs (4-1-5-3) on Saturday and 1-0 in overtime Friday against the Nipissing Lakers (7-1-4-1).

Saturday’s result marked the first time this season the Gaels have lost in regulation. Clare McKellar and Abby Lafreniere scored for the Gaels.

On Friday, the teams were unable to find the back of the net until overtime when Maria Dominico scored for the hosts. Goalie Stephanie Pascal made 19 saves. 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The No. 9 Queen's Gaels (11-1) finished off the Laurentian Voyageurs 90-58 on Saturday night in Sudbury to sweep their northern Ontario road trip.

Marianne Alarie led the Gaels with 21 points and Sophie De Goede added 17. Playing in her hometown, Veronika Lavergne netted 14 points with five rebounds.

On Friday, the Gaels crushed the Nipissing Lakers (2-8) 68-24 with some stifling defense. Lavergne was the top scorer with 19 points and Andrea Priamo added 15.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

The Queen's Gaels (8-4), fell just short in overtime on Saturday, losing to the No. 7 Laurentian Voyageurs (10-1) 71-70 on a last second three-pointer.

Jaz Bains led the Gaels with 29 points and added four steals, while Tanner Graham added 16 points and 18 rebounds.

On Friday, the Gaels beat the Nipissing Lakers 74-61.

The Gaels controlled the game throughout with Bains once again recording 29 points and Tanner Graham contributing 16 points with 14 rebounds.