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Gaels romp to 109-0 win in women's rugby

A roundup of Queen's Gaels teams in action over the weekend:


The No. 8 Queen's Gaels (2-2) demolished the Trent Excalibur (3-1) in the opening quarterfinal round of the OUA playoffs 109-0 Friday night in Kingston.

The Gaels proved to be much stronger and faster than the Excalibur, breaking tackles and beating defenders early and often. Sophie de Goede was the first to score, followed soon by Nadia Popov. The Gaels also showed off their impressive defence, not allowing Trent to enter their zone for most of the opening half while controlling the majority of possession. Mid-way through the half, de Goede managed to score back to back tries and added a fourth in the final minutes before the break.

The Gaels started slowly in the second half, but a nice goal-line run by Lydia Salgo put the Gaels on the board again. Even with a huge lead, the Gaels did not slow down. Emma Frey, Jordi Di Nardo, and Molly Labenski each managed to get in the end-zone early in the second half.

With the win the Gaels advance to the OUA semifinal where they will take on the McMaster Marauders in Hamilton.


The Queen's Gaels (6-0) kept their perfect record intact with a 66-15 win on the road at Brock (4-2) on Friday. 

In total eight Gaels scored tries led by two each from Michael Douros and Alex Colborne. Colborne was also able to connect on eight conversions bringing his game total to 26 points.

With the win Queen's moves to 6-0 on the season and have all but locked up the top spot in the OUA.


The No. 10 Queen's Gaels (8-3-1) split their games in Ottawa, topping the Carleton Ravens (3-9-0) 3-1 on Saturday, before being upended 4-0 by the No. 7 Ottawa Gee-Gees (9-1-3) on Sunday

Against Carleton, Alexandra Doane netted a pair of goals and Micah Vermeer added another as the Gaels controlled the majority of play.

But in Sunday’s clash of top-10 teams Queen’s found themselves down early agains the Gee-Gees and were unable to dig themselves out.


The Queen's Gaels (4-5-3) battled it out but came up short with a 2-0 loss against the No. 4 Carleton Ravens (10-1-2) on Saturday.

The Ravens scored in each half and the Gaels were unable to find the back of the net. Goalkeeper Alex Jones made several fantastic saves throughout the game.


The Queen's Gaels were in Ottawa to take on the Gee-Gees in a final tune-up before the OUA season begins next Friday, and scored a 3-0 victory.

Ryan Bloom, Eric Ming and Slater Doggett all scored for the Gaels with Kevin Bailie and Jacob Brennan splitting duties between the pipes, and making 36 saves for the shared shutout.

The Gaels will open their OUA season on Friday Oct., 13 at 7:30 pm when they welcome the Laurentian Voyageurs to the Memorial Centre. For tickets head to gogaelsgo.com/tickets.