The Gee-Gees continued to add to their lead with 2:20 to play from a long three by Gabe Sabean, making the Gees go up 23-11. The Gees took a 30-16 lead into the second quarter, with Brandon Robinson leading the way with nine points.
Despite taking a big victory in the home opener, Sparks is looking for more consistent play from his team going forward. “The reality is that our compete level is not high enough,” said Sparks. “We’re way too up and down to compete with the best teams in the country.”
Despite the loss, the team did get recognition for the players’ hard work. Seven Gee-Gees players were recognized by the OUA for their strong performances this year, both on and off the field.
The Gee-Gees women’s rugby team have won the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) championship for the fourth year in a row, defeating the University of Laval in a hardfought game.
The Gee-Gees women’s soccer team has advanced to the second round of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs, after hanging on to a 1-0 lead against the University of Toronto in round one. For many, it was a flashback to last year’s first round, where the Gees also beat the U of T 1-0.
At first blush, it was set to be a tight game between the two teams. Both came into the game with 5-3 records, and when the two played in the regular season.
The Gee-Gees women’s soccer team took on the nationally tenth-ranked Queen’s University Golden Gaels on Oct. 8. The Gees held a record of 9–1–3 entering this past weekend, good for second in the Ontario University Athletics East division.
On Oct. 14 the Gee-Gees cross country team competed in the Capital XC Challenge here in Ottawa. The Gee-Gees competed on the Saturday afternoon in a race that featured a number of universities and the general public.
The University of Ottawa men’s hockey team took on cross-town rivals the Carleton Ravens on Oct. 12. The game was the season opener for both teams, and the Gees would face a tough test in a hostile building with the matchup being the Ravens’ home opener.