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MONDAY MORNING GEE-GEE UPDATE: Exhibition and Regular Season Victories

Monday October 2, 2017
Thundersticks in the background; Gee-Gees Monday Update text.

REGULAR SEASON UPDATES:

The Panda Game set a new attendance record at 24, 420 at TD Place. The crowd was treated to another incredible event as the game went into overtime for the second time in the last three years. Carleton held on to Pedro with a 33-30 win – full story is available online.

The women’s rugby team recorded its second straight victory via shut-out as well as scoring over 100 points for the second straight week as the Garnet and Grey defeated Bishop’s 101-0. Rookie Civil Law student Lauren Minns continues her incredible season as she added four tries to her season total of 11 which leads RSEQ. Ottawa has two remaining regular season games and will also host the Rowan Stringer Memoral Game on Friday in an exhibition rematch of the 2016 National Championship against St. Francis-Xavier University. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

The women’s soccer team continues to hold second place in the OUA East conference after a win and a draw this weekend. Katherine Bearne’s sixth goal of the season and five saves from Margot Shore provided a 1-0 victory over Nipissing, while Laurentian drew even late in a physical 1-1 contest which saw the Voyageurs take three cards. Bearne’s goal moves her into the team scoring lead.

EXHIBITION UPDATES:

The men’s hockey team recorded a 4-3 win in overtime at Penn State University on Sunday afternoon. Quinn O’Brien scored the game-winning goal and Cody Drover scored the first two Ottawa goals to lift the Gee-Gees past the NCAA Top Ten program. Penn State scored two goals late in the third period to push the game to overtime, and all three Penn State goals were on the power play. Ottawa also played at Robert Morris University, and was defeated 5-1.

The women’s volleyball team hosted its Gee-Gees Annual Pre-Season Classic at Montpetit Hall and recorded wins over Lakehead and Western en route to a seventh place finish. Ottawa played a very tight match with tournament champions, McMaster, on Friday night, which was encouraging for the team going forward.

The women’s basketball team went 3-0 at the UQAM Invitational. The Gee-Gees had an 18-point performance from veteran Sarah Besselink in the tournament finale against Dalhousie and a 20-point game from third-year guard Brooklynn McAlear in game one against UNBC. Rookies Maia Timmons and Brigitte Lefebvre-Okankwu also stood out: Timmons had two games in double-digit scoring while Lefebvre-Okankwu netted 14 points against UQAM.

The women’s hockey team travelled to Sudbury, the hometown of the McGaughey sisters, where Taylor scored a pair of goals to help lift Ottawa over Laurentian by a 5-1 score. Taylor added another goal on Saturday at Nipissing in a 3-2 loss. Melisa Kingsley also scored her first goal as a Gee-Gee in the Laurentian game and Jocelyn Ballantyne scored her first U SPORTS goal against Nipissing.

The men’s basketball team began its U SPORTS exhibition calendar with an 85-70 victory at Bishop’s. Kenny Jean-Louis and Calvin Epistola led the offence with 13 points apiece and Jean-Louis picked up seven rebounds. First-year Chase Tynes and senior forward Brody Maracle each added 10 points as the Gee-Gees shot 51 per cent from the field.