This weekend served as a microcosm of the Gees’ uneven 2016-17 season. They lost to last-place UQAM for the second time this season, but came out on top against first-place Montréal for the second time this season.
After starting the year with a 1–3 record, the Gee-Gees were intent on righting the ship, leading off their latest match with strong play from third-years Carline Lemay and Sabrina Roy.
This year’s championship saw a considerable uptick in participation from the Gee-Gees, with the University of Ottawa’s Alex Berhe and Katie Phillips being the only two to make nationals last year.
On Sunday, Oct. 30 the University of Ottawa lacrosse team pulled off what’s being called the most stunning upset in Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) history.
It was a hard-fought battle, but the Gee-Gees prevailed, proving why they’re the best team in their conference and perhaps the nation.
The U of O team finished fifth in the province and qualified for the final tournament held just outside of Woodstock.
This year, the Gees have new opportunities and a new conference to contend with.