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Queen's Gaels receiver Doug Corby is shadowed by Austin Reusch of the Laurier Golden Hawks in Saturday's Homecoming game at Richardson Stadium. (Photo by Jason Scourse)

The following is a quick roundup of the weekend's results for Queen's Gaels teams and athletes.

Football

The Queen’s Gaels (5-3) dropped a 49-26 decision to the Laurier Golden Hawks (4-4) in Saturday’s Homecoming game, as the regular season wrapped up.

The hosts struggled to hang onto the ball early and often, including quarterback Nate Hobbs who fumbled twice and was intercepted twice while facing pressure all game long. Capitalizing on the turnovers, the Golden Hawks went into the half with a 25-7 lead.

Up next for the Gaels is a home playoff matchup against the Carleton Ravens (5-3) on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1 pm at Richardson Stadium. The teams met in the season opener on Aug. 30, with Queen's earning a 34-24 win.

Men’s Rugby

The Queen’s Gaels men’s rugby team (6-1) grabbed another win Saturday night, thumping the Toronto Varsity Blues (0-7) 83-5 in the windy Homecoming match on Nixon Field.

Women’s Rugby

The No. 4 Queen’s Gaels women’s rugby squad lost in their OUA semifinal game to the No.1 Guelph Gryphons 38-3 and will now host the OUA bronze medal game Saturday, Oct. 31

Women’s Soccer

The Queen's Gaels women's soccer team (7-2-7) earned a scoreless draw against the Laurentian Voyageurs Sunday afternoon in their final game of the regular season. On Saturday the team beat the Nipissing Lakers 3-1. With the draw the Gaels finish fifth in the OUA East division and will play their first playoff game Wednesday at Miklas-McCarney field.
 
Men’s Soccer

The Queen's Gaels men's soccer team (9-2-5) closed out their regular season Sunday with a 1-1 draw against the Laurentian Voyageurs. On Saturday they topped the Nipissing Lakers 2-0. With securing a third-place in the OUA East Division, the Gaels head into the playoffs Wednesday at 3 pm at Miklas McCarney field.

Women’s Hockey

The Queen's Gaels women’s hockey team grabbed a pair of wins at home for Homecoming weekend scoring a 3-2 comeback overtime win Sunday over the Nipissing Lakers. On Friday night the Gaels downed the Laurentian Voyageurs 2-0.

Men’s Hockey

The Queen’s Gaels men’s hockey team matched the women with a pair of wins,  this time on the road in Thunder Bay as they beat the Lakehead Thunderwolves 3-2 on Friday and 4-1 on Sunday.

Women’s Volleyball

The Queen's Gaels women's volleyball team dropped their season opener on the road Friday evening, falling to the Ottawa Gee-Gees 25-22, 25-14, 25-14.

Women’s Lacrosse

The Queen's Gaels women's lacrosse team defeated the Laurier Golden Hawks 10-8 to win the OUA bronze medal at the 2015 OUA Championship while head coach Pat Bolland was named OUA coach of the year.