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.
With a distinct focus on having fun in the wilderness, the outdoors club organizes a multitude of events for both seasoned nature-lovers and those students venturing out of their apartment for their very first time.
Last season represented a significant change in the Gee-Gees women’s volleyball program, as the team made the jump from the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) division to the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ).
The University of Ottawa women’s rugby team lit up Matt Anthony field on Sept. 23, soundly beating the McGill Martlets 116–0. According to the U of O, this is a team record for highest-scoring game, and their first game to break 100 points.
Though the Gees lost in heartbreaking fashion, they can rest in the knowledge that they played hard in a gutsy game, and almost came out on top.
The University of Ottawa men’s hockey team is heading into its second year since the re-establishment of their hockey program.
With so many new players, the Gee-Gees will have some growing to do early in the year. But with the right combination of veterans, recruits, and transfers, they have the potential to compete with the perennial powerhouses in the RSEQ, McGill and Université de Montréal.