Varsity Blues

January 30, 2011 by staff 

Varsity Blues, Ownership of more than 1,400 hundred fans at Memorial Gardens, it is not surprising that the Lakers are playing please. All three periods of regulation play was tightened between the Lakers and the Queen’s Gaels. The shots and saves them as did not stop either side. One stroke made the difference though.

With less than a minute into overtime, Paul Cianfrini beat the game’s third star David Love with a wrist shot from the point on a PP, finishing the game 3-2 Lakers. “It’s a great thing for us to win on home ice,” said Cianfrini. “We love our fans, we love the ice, and now we will focus on achieving even higher in the next two games.” Impressive goalkeeper on both teams is responsible for Pound for pound this game. Most recent Lakers’ goalie Dan Spence, won his place with the team today the game’s first star after scoring their W with 27 saves. This was the first game Spence complete, as his first appearance against the WRC has led to a groin injury. He was pulled from the game after the injury measures. Spence showed in the game today it was full.

“I only got here a week and a half,” Spence said. “From the beginning everybody was committed to the objective of Nipissing to one of the best teams and the great victory for us tonight really helped to do so. ”

The game opened with difficult start to the kicks being Nipisssing by the Gaels in the first period. After several stops by Spence, Queen’s Brandon Perry broke the ice in a farce to 1-0, helped by Dan Mandel. Besides a two-minute minor for hooking Gaels Stephane Chabot, the remainder of the period stagnated.

It only took 30 seconds for Queen’s to hook they another minor for hooking. Although the Lakers line PP could not take advantage, a goal came soon after from which at first seemed to be marked by Lucas McKinley and assisted by Grant McGee. The objective was then changed as it was at the end of McGee’s leg before crossing the line. McGee scored his second goal of the match six minutes into the third blast a shot past likes making it 2-1 Lakers.

Unfortunately, the pressure was too high for the Lakers to take the lead until the end. Queen’s captain Jonathan Spence Lawrance out of mind, apparently a shot, then invert a shot at goalkeeper, with a minute and a half in the game, forcing overtime.

Both teams have to swing with large physical strategies. Not every crime has been called, but many penalties on both sides have suffered for both hooking and roughing. There is a zero tolerance policy for the attachment in this league. Lakers head coach Mike McParland is seeing its strategy toughness comes into force.

“I thought Queen’s tonight played louder than last night,” said McParland. “Our strength is paying now. The teams can not do what they want with us anymore.”

The Lakers hope to retain their role as they will host the Toronto Varsity Blues, 5th at 19 am at Memorial Gardens in February.

Desperate for a win, the team’s basketball Women’s Gaels led the No. 4 Carleton Ravens at the limit, but short losing 66-65 in a heartbreaking overtime loss to Ottawa on Saturday.

Kingston Liz Boag posted a career-high 17 points in defeat while Brittany Moore Hannon; Ont. Led the two teams scored 21 points for posting the Gaels.

Jill Wheat Marwayne, Alta. recorded 16 boards in the contest and was the only double-digit rebounding games

The loss was the sixth consecutive time Gaels and puts their record to 3-14 and is in seventh place in the OUA East. Laurentian sixth place, which served as the playoffs in the East, lost 66-53 to Toronto on Saturday and maintain their two-point lead over the Gaels.

Three Ravens finished with double digits, led by Ashleigh Cleary Kemptville, Ont., Who recorded 17 points and eight rebounds.

Queen’shad the advantage on the boards, grabbing 51 rebounds in Carleton 46.

The Gaels jumped out to early lead, but the Ravens battled back and managed a shot at the buzzer by Cleary tied the game at 18 after the first 10 minutes of play

The Gaels found success in the three-point line in the second, thanks largely to Moore, who sits fifth OUA scoring. She had the hot hand for Queen’s, going 4-for-4 from beyond the arc points and scoring the first half 15.

With his help, the Gaels were up nearly nine o’clock in the second quarter. A late three by Krista Van Slingerland Waterloo, Ont. From the Ravens in three to half, down 36-33.

A couple of quick baskets by the Ravens to open the third gave them the lead, allowing them to maintain for the full quarter, entering the fourth up 49-45.

Carleton continued to build on its momentum and was by no fewer than eight in the fourth quarter. But the Gaels slipped back into the game and with a few strokes of success because of the clock toward the end, they tied the game at 59 and forced overtime.

With the game tied at 14 and 65 seconds on the clock, Raven Kendall MacLeod, Brockville, Ont. Made one of two free throws, giving Carleton a one-point lead. Queen’s was unable to get the winning basket in the final seconds, giving the Ravens the victory. Carleton’s record is now 15-2 for first place in the OUA East.

The weekend Gaels return next looking to break their six defeats series against the Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday (February 4) and the Ryerson Rams on Saturday (February 5). Both games tip off at 6:00 p.m. inside the Sports and Recreation Center (ARC) on the campus of Queen’s University.

NOTES: Boag in his first season with the Gaels previous career high came on Nov. 27 vs. Western … Tonight, Boag was seven of the 10 th from the field and three of four from behind the three point arc.

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