Gaels win five-set thriller

Gaels win five-set thriller

By Communications staff

November 30, 2015


[Volleyball Will Hooey]
Will Hooey of the Queen's Gaels goes on the attack against the Waterloo Warriors.

Men’s Volleyball

Mike Tomlinson recorded a game-high 20 kills, and the No. 10 Queen's Gaels men's volleyball team earned a dramatic five-set victory over the Waterloo Warriors 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 15-9 on Saturday evening at the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC). Queen's improves to 8-2 and sit alone in second place heading into the holiday break.

On Friday, the Gaels fell in straight sets to the undefeated No. 1 McMaster Marauders 25-13, 25-21, 25-23.

Women’s Volleyball

Shannon Neville and Caroline Livingston each recorded 12 kills, and the Queen's Gaels women's volleyball team finished off the first half of the regular season with a 25-16, 25-22, 20-25, 25-15 win over the visiting Waterloo Warriors at the Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) on Saturday night.

On Friday, the Gaels fell to the CIS No. 9 McMaster Marauders in straight sets 25-18, 26-24, 25-19. Caroline Livingston and Victoria Wensley each tallied team-bests of five kills.

Men’s Basketball

Sukhpreet Singh recorded a game-high 33 points, and the Queen's Gaels men's basketball team remained unbeaten on the road in the regular season, defeating the Waterloo Warriors 86-81 on Saturday evening.

The Toronto native continued to lead the way, shooting 12-of-22 from the field, including two three-pointers, and draining 7-of-10 from the free-throw line. Ryall Stroud and Andrew Mavety chipped in 12 points each for the Gaels, who improve to 6-1 on the season and sit first in the OUA East division heading into the holiday break.

On Friday, Singh recorded a team-high 19 points as the Gaels defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 81-74.

Women’s Basketball

Fifth-year veteran Jenny Wright recorded a game-high 19 points, and the Queen's Gaels women's basketball team ended the first half of their season with a convincing 84-69 victory over the Waterloo Warriors.

One evening after reaching the 1,000-point milestone, Wright continued adding to her career total, shooting 7-of-15 from the field and 3-of-7 from beyond the arc in helping the Gaels to another road victory. The nursing major now sits at 1,023 points for her career, and has fellow Kingston native Liz Boag in her sights. Boag, who completed her eligibility last year, totalled 1,055 points to sit second all-time in Gaels history, while Brittany Moore's 1,652 points ranks her first at Queen's and third all-time in the OUA.

On Friday, Wright had 10 points as the Gaels topped the Laurier Golden Hawks 64-61.

Men’s Hockey

The Queen's Gaels men’s hockey team (8-4-0) lost a 3-2 heartbreaker to the No. 2 McGill Redmen (14-2-0) at the 2nd annual Puck Cancer game in honour of Queen's student Carley Allison who passed away in March. A late goal from David Rose with just 50 seconds left proved to be the difference. Eric Ming had both goals for Queen’s.
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Women’s Hockey

The Queen's Gaels women’s hockey team lost 1-0 against the Windsor Lancers Saturday in the final game before the break. On Friday the team exacted some revenge against rivals the Western Mustangs with a 2-0 win. Goalie Caitlyn Lahonen played both games, allowing only one goal. Courtenay Jacklin scored both goals for Queen’s.