The Gee-Gees varsity teams were undefeated in regular season play on the weekend of Oct 13-15, a weekend which also featured an exhibition tournament win in men’s basketball and an OUA silver medal finish for the men’s golf competitive club team at uOttawa hosted the conference championship event.
SOCCER: The Gee-Gees women’s soccer team secured a 4-0 win at Trent on Saturday before facing nationally second-ranked UOIT on Sunday. The Gee-Gees (10-1-4) played to a 0-0 draw with UOIT (12-0-2) as Margot Shore, a third-year Civil Engineering student, made 10 saves in net. Ottawa sits in second place in the OUA East and will complete its regular season on Sunday at home against Carleton.
RUGBY: The women’s rugby team rolled to a 31-0 win at Carleton on Sunday to complete the RSEQ regular season. More notably, this week it was announced that Laval must forfeit two of its wins from this season which drops the Rouge et Or out of first place in the standings to make way for the Gee-Gees. Ottawa will host an RSEQ semi-final on Saturday Oct. 21 against Montreal with a trip to the U SPORTS National Championships in Lethbridge, Alta., on the line, and will be in position to host the RSEQ final the weekend of Oct 27-28 if it can advance through the semi.
FOOTBALL: Ottawa clinched a playoff spot with one week remaining in the regular season schedule thanks to a 40-30 home victory over Waterloo. Fifth-year kicker Lewis Ward broke the OUA record for career field goals made with his first of four successful attempts in the win. FULL STORY.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Ottawa’s captain Mélina Roy, a third-year Biomedical Mechanical Engineering student from Amos, Que., was crucial in a 3-1 win over nationally fourth-ranked Concordia to begin the regular season. FULL STORY.
MEN’S HOCKEY: The Gee-Gees captured a 5-4 victory in shootout over the Concordia Stingers on Saturday night at the Home Opener with Kevin Domingue scoring twice including the shootout winner. FULL STORY. Ottawa also went to overtime against the Carleton Ravens in the season opener on Thursday and travelled to Cornell University on Sunday afternoon to record a 2-2 tie against the nationally 18th ranked NCAA Big Red.
CROSS COUNTRY: uOttawa’s student-athletes competed at the lone home race of the season this Saturday, placing third in both the men’s and women’s team standings behind squads from Laval, McGill, Sherbrooke, and Carleton. FULL STORY.
GOLF: uOttawa hosted the OUA Golf Championships Friday-Sunday at Loch March Golf and Country Club in Kanata. The weather held off just long enough on Sunday to allow the Western Mustangs men and University of Toronto women to raise the team championship banners while the uOttawa men’s team surged into silver medal position on Day Two. FULL STORY.
VOLLEYBALL: The Gee-Gees hosted a mini-tournament this weekend playing matches against Waterloo, UNB, and Ryerson. The Gee-Gees had a tough weekend with just one set won despite a very close match with UNB. The Garnet and Grey will use their experience this weekend to prepare for the regular season opener on Friday at home against McGill.
SWIMMING: uOttawa’s swimmers eased into the competitive season with a short meet on Saturday morning as part of the GO Kingfish Orange and Blue Pentathlon at Montpetit Hall. New team member Davide Casarin had three first-place finishes in the 50-metre back, fly, and free while Montana Champagne won the remaining two events. On the women’s side newcomer Lauren Shearer from Kitchener, Ont., took first in the 50m breaststroke and second in the 100m IM event.
MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Gee-Gees added three victories to its 4-0 start to the U SPORTS exhibition schedule this weekend in Waterloo, Ont., at the Naismith Classic. Senior forward Brody Maracle was named tournament MVP averaging 16.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The Gee-Gees’ closest game was an 83-78 win over Regina while the two other games were won by over 15 points. The Gee-Gees host their own Jack Donohue Tournament this coming weekend at Montpetit Hall.