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    Gaels survive football scare

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    Chris Osei-Kusi returns a punt 40 yards for a touchdown during the Queen's Gaels 33-32 win against the York Lions on Saturday in Toronto (Photo by Rahom Abtahi/York University) 


    The No.10 Queen's Gaels football team (5-2) secured a playoff spot as they hung on for a 33-32 win over the York Lions (1-7) in OUA action on Saturday afternoon in Toronto.

    Game highlights included a game-winning 21-yard field goal by Dillon Wamsely with 1:42 left, a 48-yard touchdown run by Jonah Pataki and a 104-yard TD pass from quarterback Nate Hobbs to receiver Doug Corby. Chris Osei-Kusi also scored on a 40-yard punt return.

    The Gaels will close out their OUA regular season Saturday at Richardson Stadium for Homecoming against the Laurier Golden Hawks. For tickets visit www.gogaelsgo.com/tickets. Only Gaels Club and limited assigned seating remains. Student tickets will be available for pickup on Oct. 20 starting at 6 am at the ARC.


    The final race for the Gaels prior to the OUA Championship was their own Queen's Invitational held on Saturday afternoon at Fort Henry. Queen's took a first-place finish on the women's side beating out the other eight schools thanks to a first-place finish by Julie-Anne Staehli in the women's 6-km race in a time of 20:45.47. The men's team finished  second among the 10 visiting schools, just behind the McMaster Marauders.

    Behind Staehli on the women's side was a third-place finish by Claire Sumner who ran a time of 21:04.97. Charlotte Dunlap placed ninth and Erin O’Higgins was 13th.

    On the men's side Alex Wilkie led the way for Queen's as he took second in at a time of 31:06.53 in the 10-km run. Wilkie finished just over four seconds behind the first place finisher Kevin Tree from Lakehead University. Eric Wynands placed sixth and Jeff Archer was 14th.


    The Queen’s Gaels men’s rugby team (5-1) clinched their fifth consecutive win Saturday afternoon with a convincing 60-20 victory over the Laurier Golden Hawks (2-4). The Gaels charged out to a 36-0 lead at the half and held on for the victory.


    The No. 5 Gaels (5-1) defeated the York Lions (2-4) 53-15 on Saturday in the OUA quarterfinal match, sending the Gaels on to the OUA semifinals. The Gaels took a commanding 26-3 lead into the half.


    The Queen's Gaels women's soccer team (6-2-6) picked up a win and a draw in weekend action. On Sunday, the Gaels topped the Trent Excalibur 3-1 on the road, following a scoreless draw with the UOIT Ridgebacks on Friday. The results place the Gaels fourth in the OUA East Division heading into the final week of the regular season.


    The Queen's Gaels men's soccer team (8-2-4) picked up a pair of wins on the weekend, defeating the Trent Excalibur 4-2 on Sunday afternoon and a 1-0 victory Friday over the UOIT Ridgebacks. The Gaels sit third in the East Division, with a four-point cushion over the Carleton Ravens and one point behind the Toronto Varsity Blues.


    The Queen's Gaels (2-1-0) defeated the Brock Badgers (0-3-1) 4-3 on Saturday night in OUA men's hockey at the Memorial Centre in Kingston. On Friday, the Gaels suffered their first defeat losing 3-1 against the York Lions.


    The Queen's Gaels (3-0-0-1) traveled to Toronto on the weekend. After dropping a shootout decision to the No. 6 Toronto Varsity Blues 2-1 on Friday they were able to bounce back with a 2-0 win over the Ryerson Rams (0-3-0-1) on Saturday.


    The Quen's Gaels (1-0) grabbed a straight-set win against the RMC Paladins (0-1) Saturday in their first game of the 2015-16 OUA season. The Gaels took the match 25-22, 25-15, and 25-17. Newcomer Marko Dakic along with Dylan Hunt led the attack, contributing 14 points each.


    The Queen's Gaels women's basketball team made it a clean sweep at the Tindall Invitational Tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC), topping the Carleton Ravens 81-63. Earlier the Gaels beat the Memorial Sea-Hawks 94-62 and the UQAM Citadins 69-63.


    The Queen's Gaels men's basketball team dropped the final game of its Invitational Tournament on Sunday at the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC), falling 98-75 to the Ottawa Gee-Gees. The Gaels finished with a 1-2 record, beating the UQAM Citadins 89-87 on Saturday and losing to the Cape Breton Capers 82-67 on Friday.


    The Queen's men's ultimate team won the national championship this weekend defeating the Manitoba Bisons in the final. The Gaels women’s team were able to rebound after a semifinal loss to finish in third place.