Maclaine Chadwick | Fulcrum Staff
MISS A GAME last weekend? Here is your one stop shop for updates on all Gee-Gees sports from Jan 25-27.
Women’s volleyball stay atop OUA rankings
The women’s volleyball team prevailed over two teams from Kingston, Ont. last weekend—first beating the Royal Military College Paladins 3 sets to 1 on Saturday January 26, and then shutting out the Queens University Gaels 3 sets to 0 in a highly anticipated match on Sunday, Jan. 27.
“We were focused from start to finish,” said head coach Lionel Woods, in a press release sent to the Fulcrum. “I couldn’t be prouder of our team.”
The team, ranked first in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and seventh in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) are headed into a bye weekend before playing their final two regular season games on the road against the Lakehead University Thunderwolves.
Women’s basketball win double-header weekend
After falling to the Carleton Ravens in the Capital Hoops Classic on Jan. 23, the women’s basketball team bounced back into action and defeated the Laurentian University Voyageurs on Friday, Jan. 25 and the York University Lions on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Friday’s game marked the annual Shoot for the Cure fundraiser in which the Gee’s raised over $250 in support of breast cancer research. Rookie Catherine Traer led the team on the scoreboard, contributing 20 points to the game’s blowout score of 87-43.
Saturday’s game against the Lions was a tighter battle, with the Gee’s winning by a score of 66-53. Maddie Stephen led the scoring over York, putting 18 points up on the scoreboard.
The Gee-Gees, ranked second in Ontario University Athletics (OUA), travel to Queens University to take on the Gaels on Feb. 2, and host the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Feb. 8.
Men’s basketball fall to Voyageurs, win over Lions
Following a close loss to the Carleton Ravens at the Capital Hoops Classic on Jan. 23, the Gee-Gees men’s basketball team fell to the Laurentian Voyageurs 73-72 on Friday Jan. 25. The game, which marked Johnny Berhanemeskel’s 1000th career point, was played down to the wire with Vikas Gill scoring a 3-point shot with seconds remaining on the clock.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Gee-Gees defeated the York University Lions by a score of 93-78. A heated match, Lion Raheem Isaac was disqualified following an altercation with Medhi Tihanin. Technical fouls were assigned to several more players, as well as Gee’s head coach James Derouin.
“York has a talented and athletic group that plays hard,” said Derouin, in a press release sent to the Fulcrum. “I liked our resiliency and the way we fought to get the win.”
The Gee-Gee’s, ranked at third place in the OUA East Division, will travel to Kingston, Ont. to take on the Queens University Gaels on Feb. 2, and host the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Feb. 8 at Montpetit Hall.
Women’s hockey defeated by McGill powerhouses, overcome Stingers
The women’s hockey team was defeated by the McGill Martlets 6-1 on Friday, Jan. 25. Despite a quick start to the game for the Gee-Gees—whose second year defender Valerie Watson scored within the first four minutes of play—things quickly turned south, as the team gave up six consecutive goals to the 15-0 Martlets.
“They play hard and have a good team,” said U of O head coach Yanick Evola, speaking about the McGill Martlets. “They are the best in the country.”
Sunday, Jan. 27 was a victorious afternoon for the Gee-Gees, who overcame the Concordia University Stingers 8-3. The game marked the first career hat trick for rookie forward Cindy Laurin and also featured goals from forwards Asha Kauffeldt, Elarie Leclair, and Alicia Blomberg.
After travelling to Montreal for a rematch against Concordia, the Gee-Gees will host the Carleton Ravens on Feb. 2 at the Minto Sports Complex.
Men’s hockey lose to UQTR, win in shootout action over Concordia
The men’s hockey team were defeated by the first place Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes 4-2 on Friday, Jan. 25 after a slow start to the game.
Gee-Gee Matthieu Tanguay-Theriault scored the first goal for the U of O squad halfway through the third, followed by a goal from Mathieu Ouellette eight minutes later.
Sunday afternoon’s home game against the Concordia was a win for the Gee-Gees, who prevailed 6-5 over the Stingers in a shootout. Rookie forward Trevor Layton scored the only shootout goal, and goaltender François Lacerte blocked all shots on net during the overtime contest.
“[Lacerte] has done a very good job in the shootouts,” said head coach Réal Paiement in a press release sent to the Fulcrum. “We needed that performance to get the two points, and he did it.”
The Gee-Gees are now tied for fifth place with the University of Toronto in the OUA East division with 28 points and a 12-8 record. They travel to Kingston, Ont. next weekend to take on the Queen’s University Gaels and the RMC Paladins.