Sarah Nolette

This game marked the second Capital Hoops win for the U of O women since it began in 2008. Although the Gees do not have a great record for the Classic, the U of O has finished ahead of Carleton in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) finals and at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) nationals for the past several years.

The Cavalry Awards are a series of honours given by the Fulcrum to various varsity athletes for outstanding performances and sportsmanship or eye-catching moments. It’s a simple way to let the athletes know we recognize their talent and appreciate the struggle they bear, in addition to being students, to make us proud fans. Although we’d love to give each one an award, we only have so much print space, so we had to make some tough decisions. The candidates aren’t nominated, but handpicked by the sports staff and volunteers at the Fulcrum and reflect our opinions.

First-year public international affairs student Angela Tilk has moved to the capital this year for her master’s program at the University of Ottawa—and for basketball. Tilk had great success at Ryerson University during her undergraduate years. She was known as the strong undersized post across the province. In her first year, she was awarded the Ontario University Athletics East All-Rookie Team, and then in the 2011–2012 season she was given the Second Team East All-Stars award.

The Gee-Gees remain undefeated and seem likely to maintain their number two ranking following their two games on the Nov. 22–23 weekend beating Waterloo 98–60 on Friday and Laurier 89–68 on Saturday night.

The Gee-Gees women’s basketball team took on the Waterloo Warriors and the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks on the Nov. 22–23 weekend at Montpetit Hall.

The Gee-Gees’ basketball season began for both the men’s and women’s teams Nov. 1–2 with two back-to-back games against the Western Mustangs and Windsor Lancers.

The Panda Bowl’s return was nothing short of exciting. The stands were filled, since the event sold out the 4,000-seat capacity by Friday at noon, with more than 800 standing tickets sold in surplus. The game was preceded by a reunion of alumni players from both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa’s football teams, who led the game with an honorary kick-off. The air was full of cheers from both Gee-Gees and Ravens fans.

MEET CENTRE-MIDFIELDER Julia Francki, a third-year communications student, and forward Lili Wong, a fourth-year human kinetics student; both play for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s varsity soccer team. These two dynamic women have a great friendship on and off the pitch that began due in part to their love of soccer.

Keep up with the Gee-Gees during the Sept. 21 to 23 weekend with the Fulcrum’s Highlight Reel. This week we have two women’s soccer games, a men’s football game and a women’s rugby game.

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