Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Our first “game report” newsletter of the season – an 86-60 win over RMC.
We hosted our Alumni on the weekend, which included an Alumni game (great battle ending with a one-point game), an exhibition game with cross-town rivals, the RMC Paladins and a post-game reception and Silent Auction.
The players have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to don the gold jerseys after of long summer of training. The work they put in over the summer was quite evident as players were noticeably stronger, fitted and better skilled. We had early success in the game, picking up in the full court and forcing many turnovers. This led to many transition points allowing us to rack up 33 first quarter points. However, we did surrender 16 points – not a favourable number. The second quarter points slowed considerably on both sides, with Q’s holding an 18-7 advantage. With the comfortable lead, we began to explore other aspects of our defence, only to find out that much work needs to be done. Certainly, we know where our focus will be over the next few weeks. (Q’s Sports Info report below)
Assistant Coach, Bob Freeman did an excellent job of spearheading our post game reception and Silent Auction. Parents, Peggy Reid, Dianne Wright and Jan Patterson did an outstanding job of setting up the Alumni Lounge for the event and helping with all the details. While I do not have the final tally of the funds raised, I do know we raised in the multiple thousands of dollars meaning we will be able to pay off the rest of the $8,000 shooting machine, contribute to our Athletic Financial Awards (Athletic Scholarships), and support some out-of-province travel. Thank you to everyone who provided the auction items and supported us with their bids.
Also at the reception, former/current players had the opportunity to recognize five past coaches of our program: Janet Sanderson, Sam Miller, Jennifer Robertson-Wilson, Tim Orpin and Adam Lynn. It was clear from the presentations that each played a significant role in the lives of the players who played for them. Our program will be forever indebted to them for the contributions they made (and continue to make).
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Up Next on the Road:
Bishop’s University Tournament:
Friday, October 14 @ Bishop’s 8pm
Saturday, October 15 vs. Quebec Dynamo 6pm (@ Bishop’s)
Sunday, October 16 vs. Toronto 11am (@ Bishop’s)
Enjoy the great fall weather (at least in our neck of the woods).
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Playing against the elements yesterday we were able to pull out a big win that started with our defence and aggressiveness to the ball. This area has been an area of strength for us in the past and it was good to see the players return to form against York last night.
Big thanks go to Jeff Chan for coming out and taking photos of the team even in less-than-stellar lighting conditions. Thanks, Jeff! It's great to see you covering all the Gaels sports so well! On that note, there have been several photographers who have been taking on our home games this year and sharing their work with the team. Thanks to Greg Black, Michael Parkinson and my aunt, Anne Potter, for not coming out but also for making an effort to learn the game in order to take great photos.
It was also great to see many of our alumni out at the game yesterday - I know I'm going to forget a few people here, please forgive me, but - it was wonderful to see Dr. Paige Churchill, Brenna Dickison, Sarah Moussadji and Lisa Burnside out as well as Dani Maidany, Kait Pasic and Jocelyn Poirier.
We'll look forward to a week of focussed, hard work in our preparation for McMaster next weekend. I'm sure many of our team will also be out supporting the men's team today as they play the Marauders today as well.
All the best,
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Last week was a good start for the team with a 38-22 win over the Trent Excalibur. We hope to continue this winning note as we work a few more players into the starting and dressing spots to create opportunities to see them play.
Hope to see you at the game - swing through after the Football Gaels finish their game against Laurier...
Monday, September 12, 2011
We played a solid game vs. Trent University yesterday at Richardson Stadium to earn 3 points, and stay undefeated for the season. It has been a good start so far, but we need to make sure we continue to work hard, focus on the things that need improving, and build on our strengths. Defensively, we were solid, giving them very little time and space on the ball to get anything going. I'm pleased with the result, and more so at the fact that we didn't concede any goals. We now look ahead to RMC on Friday at Tindall Field at 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
While we are extremely pleased with the victory at Carleton yesterday, this is only 3 points of hopefully many this season. We need to keep our feet on the ground, and our heads on straight to prepare for a well-coached and organized Trent Excalibur visiting Richardson Stadium on Sunday at 3:15 p.m.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Hello Men's Soccer Gaels supporters,
Thursday, September 1, 2011
We are 3.5 hours away from kickoff for our first exhibition game vs Concordia University. Come join us at Tindall Field to see a great, early-season match up.
Next exhibition is on Saturday, Sept 3 at 1pm vs McGill University. This will lead up to our first OUA league game of the season which will also be at Tindall Field on Sept 10th. The Queen's women will kickoff at 1pm vs Trent and the Queen's men will kickoff at 3pm vs the University of Toronto Blues.