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Gaels women's hockey team stretches win streak to nine

Gaels women's hockey team stretches win streak to eight
The Queen's Gaels women's hockey team celebrates after Jessica Wakefield scored in overtime against the Ryerson Rams. (Photo by Robin Kasem)

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


The No. 8 Queen's Gaels (8-3-0-1) secured a thrilling, come-from-behind victory over the Ryerson Rams (3-3-4-2) on Sunday afternoon to keep their winning streak alive at nine games. The Gaels tied the game late in the third period before Jessica Wakefield completed the comeback in overtime, backhanding a beautiful goal to send Queen's home with a 3-2 victory. Addi Halladay and Hailey Wilson also scored.

On Friday the Gaels beat the Toronto Varsity Blues (5-0-5-1) by a score of 4-1. After the Varsity Blues opened the scoring early in the game, the Gaels evened the score with a goal from Bryce Desa and went into the lead through Katrina Manoukarakis.

Alex Maw and Hailey Wilson rounded out the scoring in the second and third periods, respectively.


The Queen’s Gaels (7-4-3) dropped a 4-1 decision to the Western Mustangs (4-8-2) on Saturday night despite outshooting their opponent 40-25. Warren Steele scored the lone goal for the Gaels.

On Friday, the Gaels scored a 4-2 triumph over the Windsor Lancers (5-5-3), while, once again outshooting the opponent 47-28. Darcy Greenaway netted a pair of goals, with singles going to Eric Margo, and Ben Fanjoy.


The Queen's Gaels (7-1) came away with a 71-68 victory over the Western Mustangs (4-5) at the ARC Saturday night.

Trailing after three quarters, the Gaels outscored the Mustangs 20-12 in the final quarter. Marianne Alarie led the way with 23 points and Veronika Lavergne added 12. Rookie Sophie De Goede hit double-digits with 10 points along with six rebounds and four assists.

On Friday Alarie was on fire once again as the Gaels scored a big 71-51 win over the No. 5 nationally-ranked Windsor Lancers (5-2). Alarie finished with 23 points while the defence held Windsor to just 30.8 per cent shooting from the floor.

Lavergne added 14 points while Emma Ritcey finished with nine points and 11 assists.


The Gaels men’s basketball team (5-3) fell just short against the Western Mustangs (5-4) Saturday night, losing 75-71.

The home side battled back from 19 points down, but were unable to pull off the comeback. Jaz Bains finished with a double-double on 21 points and 10 assists. Mike Shoveller added 12 points and seven blocks.

On Friday, the Gaels beat the Windsor Lancers (2-5) 96-94, after coming back from an 18-point deficit in the second quarter. Bains finished with 24 point and nine assists and Mat Elcock contributed 22 points, while going 6-for-8 on three-pointers.


The Queen’s Gaels (6-2) picked up a road victory Saturday winning in five sets over the Windsor Lancers (4-5), 20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 24-26 and 15-10. Olivia van Baaren and Shannon Neville both recorded 18 kills to lead the offence, while Sierra Hardy had 40 assists.

On Friday, the Gaels were defeated by the Western Mustangs (3-2) in straight sets 9-25, 18-258 and 20-25. The Gaels attack just never seemed to get going and Van Baaren finished with a team-high eight kills.


The Queen’s Gaels (4-3) fell in five sets road against the Windsor Lancers (5-2) on Saturday 14-25, 25-21, 21-25, 28-26 and 13-15. Markus Trence led the attack with 23 kills and Zane Grossinger finished with 46 assists.

On Friday, it was another tough five-set loss against the Western Mustangs (5-2), 19-25, 25-18, 25-22, 21-25 and 13-15. Trence had 17 kills and Joel Rudd and Jack Peckham added 10 each. Grossinger had 45 assits.