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Gee-Gees at a Glance

Thursday September 7, 2017
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FEATURE GAME:

Women’s rugby (0-1) hosts Concordia (1-0) at 3 p.m. at Matt Anthony Field. A rematch of the 2016 RSEQ Championship Final, won 29-19 by Ottawa, will have big implications in this year’s final conference standings. The Home Opener closes out Welcome Week on campus and looks to build on the crowd of over 3,000 which attended the football team’s Home Opener, Monday. Tickets are available at tickets.geegees.ca.

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AWAY GAMES:

The undefeated Gee-Gees football team (2-0), ranked no. 9 in the U SPORTS Top Ten for the second straight week, travels to York (0-2) on Saturday. Jackson Bennett (Ottawa, Ont.) was named the U SPORTS special teams player of the week following his 99-yard kickoff return touchdown late in the fourth quarter against Queen’s. Bennett was also ranked no. 19 in the CFL scouting bureau’s ranking of prospects for the 2018 CFL Draft. Defensive end Alain Pae is tied for the national lead in sacks with four, all of which came against Queen’s earning him uOttawa Athlete of the Week honours. Freshman quarterback Alex Lavric leads the OUA in completion percentage, sitting at 70 per cent through his first two games (35-50), and has no turnovers. The Lions have been out-scored 118-11 in losses against Western and Waterloo. Watch live on OUA.tv – kickoff is at 1:04 p.m.

Soccer (3-1-0), ranked no. 10 in the U SPORTS Top Ten, travels to Kingston for Saturday and Sunday matches against RMC (0-2) and Queen’s (2-0-0). Queen’s is ranked no. 5 in the national Top Ten and stand as one of uOttawa’s biggest rivals in women’s soccer history. Ottawa has allowed just two goals in its first four matches, with a pair of shutouts last weekend, while Queen’s ranks first in U SPORTS with a 3.5 goals for average. There is no webcast for these games, follow @geegees_wsoccer on Twitter for updates as they become available. Both games are at 1 p.m.