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Gaels pick up 100th win for Coach Sheahan

Pat Sheahan joins Tindall and Hargreaves in Queen’s 100-win club as Gaels open season with 42-21 win at York.

[Gaels Head Coach Pat Sheahan]
Queen's football head coach Pat Sheahan recorded his 100th win at the helm of the Gaels in Saturday's 42-21 victory over the York Lions in Toronto. (Photo by Ian MacAlpine)

The Queen’s football team earned head coach Pat Sheahan his 100th win at the helm of the Gaels with a 42-21 victory of the York Lion in Toronto Saturday in their OUA season opener.

With the victory, Coach Sheahan joins Frank Tindall and Doug Hargreaves as the only other Gaels coaches to reach the milestone.

Sept. 2, 6:30 pm vs Laurier 
Home Opener – Tricolour Pride Night
Athletics and Recreation hosts “Kickoff the year with the Gaels” as we welcome new and returning students to campus.
Queen’s staff and faculty are eligible for a special ticket promotion. Fill out the following form to receive discount.
Kicking off Queen’s Orientation Week, the Tricolour Pride Night game will welcome all first-year students.
Inviting upper-year students who have returned to campus; new and returning graduate and professional students Wear Tricolour gear or pick something up at the Q-Shop at the ARC. Present your Sept. 2 gameday ticket by Sept. 1 and receive a 10 per cent discount.

The Gaels started out slow but were able to put up a big fourth quarter and double-up on the Lions.

After the teams finished the opening quarter tied 3-3, York found the endzone only to see the Gaels answer right back as quarterback Nate Hobbs connected with receiver Matteo Del Brocco down the middle of the field.

After York tacked on a field goal the Gaels defence came up big. Will Bannatyne got to Lions quarterback Brett Hunchak forcing and recovering a fumble. The Gaels quickly tacked on another seven points as Rudy Uhl hauled in his first major of the season.

The Gaels offence took over in the fourth as they put up an impressive 22 points. Hobbs rushed in a touchdown and found Jeremy Pendergast through the air on another while running back Jake Puskus pounded in a score as well. Puskus had an impressive outing with 10 rushes for a total of 81 yards.

Several new faces made an impact for the Gaels in their OUA debuts, with Oliver MacKenzie posting an interception and two breakups while receivers Richard Burton and Sakhia Kwemo also hauled in their first catches for Queen’s.

"Honestly no one is immune to the season opener jitters and I feel that once we got our feet wet we started to show a glimpse of what is to come,” says Hobbs about the slow for the Gaels. “We are excited to see what happens next week and the weeks beyond for our team.”

The Gaels return to Kingston on Sunday, Sept. 2 for their home opener against the Laurier Golden Hawks. It is the Gaels Tricolour Pride Night game with fans and students alike encouraged to don the blue, red, and gold and cheer on the Gaels. Kick-off is set for 6:30 pm at Richardson Stadium.

For tickets head to gogaelsgo.com/tickets