Busy weekend for Gaels teams
September 18, 2014
The Queen's Gaels are in action on numerous fronts this weekend. Here's a rundown of when and where to catch your Gaels in action at home, or how to follow them on the road.
The women's hockey team hosts Laurier at 7:30 pm on Friday, McGill at 7:30 pm on Saturday, and Montreal at 3:30 pm on Sunday at the Queen's Invitational Tournament this weekend, with all games to be played at the Invista Centre. As all four teams finished last season ranked in the CIS top 10, with the Gaels at No. 8, Laurier at No. 4, McGill at No. 2, and Montreal at No. 1, this weekend is sure to feature a high calibre of play.
This Saturday the football team heads to Guelph's homecoming to take on the No. 7 Gryphons at 1 p.m. Last weekend, the Gaels put up a tough fight against the No .3 Western Mustangs, but weren't able to get the points they needed, falling 43-12. Despite poor weather conditions, Alex Carroll played a strong game, scoring the Gaels only touchdown and picking up 88 receiving yards. Guelph quarterback Jazz Lindsey is once again among the top QBs in the OUA, tied for fourth in throwing touchdowns with five, plus another rushing touchdown. The Gaels strong defence, highlighted by Michael Moore, who is first in the OUA in solo and total tackles, will have to keep Lindsey in check to give QB Billy McPhee and the Queen's offence a chance to put the Gaels in the lead. Last season, Queen's beat Guelph 34-17 and are hoping for a repeat performance Saturday.
The No. 8 Gaels are headed to Toronto to take on No. 4 Ryerson Saturday at 3:15 pm and Toronto on Sunday, also at 3:15 pm. Queen's has cracked the CIS top 10 for the first time since starting the 2013-14 season at No. 7. The Gaels are on a four-game winning streak and are unbeaten this season, topping Trent and UOIT last weekend with goals from Chris Michael and Rohan Sarna. Saturday's game against Ryerson will be the Gaels first against a CIS top-10 opponent.
The Gaels head to Toronto to play Ryerson on Saturday and Toronto on Sunday, with both games at 1 pm. Last weekend, Madison Tyrell's clean-sheet streak was snapped at four games, when UOIT scored from the penalty spot. With just the one goal allowed this season, Tyrell is among the OUA leaders in save percentage and goals against average. This weekend the Gaels are looking to get some goals in the net and bring home a pair of wins.
The No. 4 Gaels head to Toronto to take on U of T Saturday at 7:30 pm. Last weekend, although the Gaels scored first with a penalty kick from Lauren McEwen and started off the second half strong, they fell 21-20 to McMaster.
The Gaels (2 -0) hit the road this weekend to take on Brock (2-1) this Saturday at 1 pm. Last weekend Queen's beat RMC 45-0, with Brendan Sloan and David Worsley kicking off the scoring and continuing to be impact players throughout the match. Not having allowed their opponents to score yet this season, the Gaels will be eager to continue their dominant winning streak.
The Gaels head to Western in cross country action on Saturday. After the men put together an impressive second-place finish at the McGill Open, the Gaels will look to continue that success at the Western International Invitational. Queen's women finished fourth at McGill's event, and try to get back into podium position this weekend in London. Western dominated both the men's and women's events in Montreal.
Tindall Field will play host to a number of field hockey games this weekend, with the Gaels taking on York at 10:45 a.m. and Waterloo at 4 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a match against McGill on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.. After splitting their opening OUA weekend with a win against York and a loss to Toronto, Queen's will look to beat York again en route to a winning weekend.
See gogaelsgo.com for full team schedules and more information.
– Queen's Athletics and Recreation