SPORTS ROUNDUP: Set for the playoffs

SPORTS ROUNDUP: Set for the playoffs

By Communications Staff

February 9, 2015


[Women's Hockey vs. Waterloo]
Queen's Gaels goalie Caitlyn Lahonen uses a poke check to stop an attacker from the Waterloo Warriors during their game Sunday at the Memorial Centre in Kingston. (Photo by Robin Kasem)


Here's a quick look at the results of the Queen's Gaels teams that were in action over the weekend:

Women’s Hockey

The No. 4 Queen’s Gaels women's hockey team (15-4-3) picked up a win and a loss on the weekend.

On Sunday, they couldn’t find the back of the net as they were shutout 2-0 by the Waterloo Warriors at the Memorial Centre. The Warriors netted the opener 14:05 into the first and added an empty-netter in the final minute of play despite being outshot 26-13.

On Saturday, the Gaels topped the Laurier Golden Hawks 3-1 with a pair of goals from Taryn Pilon while Shawna Griffin added an empty-netter.

Queen's currently holds fourth place in the OUA division with two games remaining on their schedule. They next play Friday night when they travel to London to battle the No. 3 Western Mustangs (16-1-3).

Men’s Hockey

Patrick McGillis knotted the score in the final minute of play and Spencer Abraham deposited the shootout-winner as the Queen’s Gaels men's hockey team (13-12-1) beat the UQTR Patriotes 4-3 Saturday night at the Memorial Centre.

Kelly Jackson also scored for the Gaels in the first period and Yannick Laflamme added another early in the second period. Final shots were 40-34 in favour of Queen's. Kevin Bailie was credited with the 31-save victory.

The Gaels finish the season in fifth place in the OUA East Division and now face Laurentian in the first round of the OUA East playoffs next week.

Men’s Volleyball

The Queen’s Gaels men’s volleyball team (12-8) finished their regular season with a split of their weekend games, ending up in fifth place.

On Saturday the Gaels hammered out a 25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 25-15 victory over Guelph (9-11) on the road thanks, in large part, to strong performances from Mike Tomlinson and Jamie Wright. Tomlinson finished with 19 points, nine digs and five blocks while Wright fed the attack with 46 assists while adding eight digs and an ace.

It was a different story for the Gaels on Friday, falling in straight sets to the No. 1 McMaster Marauders (18-1) 25-17, 25-22 25-17 in Hamilton. Markus Trence was the lone bright spot for the Gaels finishing with 16 points and a .400 attacking percentage in a losing effort.

Queen's will face the York Lions in the first round of the OUA playoffs in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 14.

Women's Volleyball

The Queen's Gaels women’s volleyball team (12-7) closed out their regular season with a weekend split, earning fourth place and will host Toronto in the first round of the playoffs.

On Saturday the Gaels fell to a tough five-set loss to the Guelph Gryphons (11-8) in Guelph 25-22, 28-30, 20-25, 25-13, 15-7. Ali Shamie finished with a season-high 46 assists for the Gaels while Brett Hagarty led the scoring with 21 points while adding 17 digs and three blocks.

On Friday the Gaels showcased their depth with an easy 3-0 road sweep of the No. 10 McMaster Marauders (14-4) 25-20, 25-22 and 25-17.
Katie Hagarty led the Gaels attack with 11.5 points while both Niki Slikboer and Caroline Livingston each added 10 points.

Men’s Basketball

The Queen’s Gaels men’s basketball team (5-10) tumbled Saturday to a 71-49 loss to the No. 4 McMaster Marauders (12-3).

Greg Faulkner led the Gaels with 17 points and seven rebounds while Patrick Street added 12 points and Sukhpreet Singh finished with nine points and five rebounds.

The Gaels now face a big weekend against the CIS leaders, hosting the No. 2 Carleton Ravens on Friday, Feb. 13 and the No. 1 Ottawa Gee-Gees on Saturday, Feb. 14. Both games are scheduled for 8 pm in the ARC Main Gym.

Women’s Basketball

The Queen’s Gaels women’s basketball team (9-6) fell 74-45 to the No. 9 McMaster Marauders (11-4) on Saturday.

Gemma Bullard had a season-best performance, leading the Gaels with 11 points while Robyn Pearson led on the defensive front grabbing 12 rebounds. Liz Boag and Andrea Priamo both contributed seven points.

The Gaels will be back in action on Friday, Feb. 13 when they host Carleton at 6 pm in the ARC Main Gym.