Gee-Gees

Matt Nelson and Catherine Traer join Garnet and Grey WHILE MANY ATHLETES were studying for exams, their coaches spent the winter months searching for new team members for the following year—and the basketball program was successful. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have gathered their first recruits of 2012. Signing on at centre Peterborough native Matt Nelson is so far the highlight of the University …

Teams exchanged 23- and 24-point unanswered sequences before finale VANCOUVER (CUP) —A WILD BACK-AND-FORTH game for the biggest prize in Canadian university football ended with a simple field goal. A 20-yard field goal in overtime by second-year kicker Tyler Crapigna gave the McMaster Merauders a 41-38 Vanier Cup victory over the Laval Rouge et Or on Friday night. The victory was McMaster’s first …

Women’s soccer team claims third in Canada THE GARNET AND Grey took a road trip to Montreal to compete in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) champion- ships last weekend at Percival Molson Stadium. With their spirits high and a regular season record of 12-1-3, the women’s soccer team was one of the top contenders for …

Men’s and women’s swimming teams beat two of three THE COMPETITION WAS tight as the Gee-Gees faced off against Carleton University,  the University of Guelph, and Queen’s University at the quad meet hosted by the University of Ottawa swimming team on Nov. 4. The Gee-Gees fought hard and showcased their aquatic abilities by beating Carleton and Queen’s in team scores, losing to Guelph …

Women’s soccer beats the Blues for the second time this season THE GEE-GEES MASCOT danced to the sound of fans cheering and shouting as the University of Ottawa women’s soccer team (12-3-1) fought against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (11-2-3) in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA)  East semifinal match on Oct. 30. The evenly …

          Same expectations, new season Women’s volleyball team full of new talent Having already played four games in the 2011–12 season, the University of Ottawa women’s volleyball team is well on its way to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Their pre-season tournaments saw the Garnet and Grey take home two …

Women’s hockey team loses to Concordia Stingers in home opener THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa women’s hockey team kicked off their season, playing their home opener against the Concordia Stingers Oct. 15. Despite support from a small but energetic crowd and a strong first period start, the Gees were unable to come out on top, losing …

To the payoffs we go Women’s hockey determined to go far After being nudged out of the playoffs by the Carleton Ravens last year, the women’s hockey team is back with a vengeance and ready to start fresh. Finishing their previous regular season with a record of 7-1-12, the Gees are convinced this year will be theirs for the taking. …

Women’s rugby team defeats Sherbrooke in 19-0 field battle “TOUCH, PAUSE, ENGAGE,” the referee yelled as the athletes struggled in the scrum. Little did he know he had described the game with those three simple words. Despite the rain, the University of Ottawa’s women’s rugby team played full strength on Oct. 2, pushing the Sherbrooke …

Women’s volleyball team places third in pre-season tournament EIGHT TEAMS FROM across the country were welcomed into Montpetit Hall to participate in the Gee-Gees Pre-Season Classic Sept. 30–Oct. 2. Hosted by the University of Ottawa women’s volleyball team, the weekend matchups were the first tests of the season for the Garnet and Grey, and the …

Women’s soccer team wins back-to-back matches THE GEE-GEES WOMEN’S soccer team routed the competition in a pair of important games on Sept. 24 and 25 when they played against two northern Ontario University Athletic (OUA) opponents. With their recent victories over the Laurentian Lady Vees (4-3-2) and the Nipissing Lakers (0-6-3), the Gees move into second place in the OUA …

Men’s soccer wins exhibition against Algonquin Thunder ON SEPT. 25, the University of Ottawa’s men’s soccer team battled the Algonquin Thunder, last year’s provincial champions, on Matt Anthony Field. While the competitive club had a slow start to the season with a loss to Carleton early in the year, they have crept up to higher standards, beating Queen’s, Ryerson, and now …

Women’s rugby loses 39-5 in crushing defeat to Stingers THE UNIVERSITY OF Ottawa women’s rugby team (1-2) marched on to Matt Anthony Field to the sound of cheering fans for their first home game of the regular season  Sept. 25. But the erupting applause was interrupted by the Concordia Stingers’ (2-1) speed and resilience, which the Gees defensive skills could not match. The …

Gees homecoming game results in victory against Varsity Blues AFTER LAST WEEK’S disappointing tangle with the Western Mustangs, a game that resulted in the U of O football team finishing with a losing score of 41-13, the Garnet and Grey were back with a vengeance. Despite the clouds and the dismal 1,834 people in the stands, the Gees rebounded with a 41-0 …

A conversation with offensive leader Aaron Colbon THE GEES ARE back for yet another season, and having already won two of three games, the U of O football team is well on its way to the Yates Cup. But who is the leader of the offensive lineup that has played such an instrumental role in these wins? Aaron Colbon, a …

Men’s baseball team splits doubleheader at home SUNSHINE AND A new home stadium set the mood for the University of Ottawa’s men’s baseball team’s doubleheader against the John Abbott College Islanders on Sept. 17. The Gees entered the games with a solid 4-1 record, moving to 5-2 for the season. The first game of the day ended in disappointment for …

Women’s soccer team remains victorious against Carleton in home opener THE GEE-GEES WOMEN’S soccer team faced their cross-town rivals in the home opener at Matt Anthony Field on Sept. 14. Going into the game, the Gees trailed the Carleton Ravens, ranking fifth in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East standings while the Ravens held fourth. The game was key; not only did the …

Matt Anthony field is awarded record standing THE GEE-GEES HAVE something new to cheer about. The Matt Anthony field has earned a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) two-star rating after being resurfaced by field experts FieldTurf. Its completion this past June marked the first of its kind in North America, and will allow University …

Men’s basketball team ends pre-season on a solid note A ROWDY CROWD was on hand to watch the University of Ottawa’s men’s basketball team go down to the wire with some American competition on Sept. 9. A full house of 800 fans was in attendance at Montpetit Hall where the Gees put up a respectable …

Gee-Gees men’s football home game sees a 19-6 victory To the 6,270 boisterous first years cheering in Frank Clair Stadium, the Gees were conquering heroes. They successfully maintained their winning streak—bringing their record to 2-0—and offered entertainment worthy of a home opener with the Highland Mist pipers and drummers in addition to the Gees’ mascot dancing …

Training camp to determine final lineup of women’s soccer team With two of their players returning from the World Universiades with injuries and the loss of at least six veteran players to graduation, the University of Ottawa’s women’s soccer team maintains an unusually high spirit. Ranked sixth nationally and placing bronze in the 2010 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Final Four tournament, these Gees (12-1-3) …

Women’s rugby team claims confidence will take them to the playoffs this year The year 2010 marked the Gee-Gees women’s rugby team’s fifth Quebec Students Sports Federation (QSSF) semifinal loss. After succumbing to a crushing 33-5 defeat against the Concordia University Stingers, the Gees (3-3) vowed to train harder and make it past that silver hurdle. While their goal is to make it into the playoffs, the …

High turnovers may equal high success Varsity football is a game of turnovers, both on the field and on the roster. Following a solid 2010 season in which the Garnet and Grey (7-1) played host to the Yates Cup, this season’s edition of the men’s football team is looking a little raw with a large rookie class and a …

Men’s basketball team picks up their game in NCAA exhibitions THEY TUMBLED, TOPPLED, and some even tripped—the Aug. 25 exhibition game against the St. Louis Billikens was not meant for the passive-aggressive. A small group of dedicated fans watched as the University of Ottawa’s men’s basketball team fought valiantly opposite their American NCAA Division-I counterparts in Montpetit Hall. Although the Gees were unable to …

Gee-Gees explore their altruistic side Months before the first tip-off of the 2011–12 season, the Gee-Gees men’s basketball team has already begun to make their mark in the community. The team braved the summer heat and volunteered their time to the Foundation to Fight Obesity in Children’s Third Annual Golf Tournament on June 20. While …

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