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Top-ranked Gee-Gees get the best of the Gaels

October 7, 2013

Queen’s Golden Gaels surrendered a goal in the third minute of the game and they never could get it back Saturday, as they dropped a 1-0 Ontario University Athletics women’s soccer decision to the No. 1-ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees.

Playing on the upper West Campus field, Ottawa’s Pilar Khoury, the league’s leading scorer, struck for her 12th goal of the season and her teammates made it good for the victory, though the Gaels outshot the visitors 8-3 the rest of the way.

Khoury has been deadly this year, with 12 goals coming on just 15 shots on net.

Ottawa’s Cynthia LeBlanc outduelled Queen’s goalkeeper Madison Tyrell for the victory as the Gee-Gees, 10-0-2, prevented the Gaels from scoring for the second time this season. Queen’s, meanwhile, did a superb job defending Ottawa, a team that has 49 goals this year in 10 games against other opponents but just one in two games against the Gaels.

Queen’s, the No, 7-ranked team in Canada, fell to 6-2-3. The Gaels next will play the Carleton Ravens Wednesday in Ottawa with a chance to move past Carleton, 7-2-2, into third place in the East division.

Queen’s men, meanwhile, got a pair of first-half goals Friday night and left the field with a 2-1 win over the Royal Military College Paladins. Joseph Zupo scored in the first minute of play when the Paladins couldn’t clear a corner by Tommy Hong on the Gaels’ first possession of the game.

Chris Michael then banked a rebound off the crossbar past RMC goalkeeper Sebastien Hoffman-Monker in the 24th minute. Curtis Brown answered for RMC before the first half ended but the Paladins were unable to get another shot past Gaels keeper Maxime Materne.

With the defeat, RMC sank to 1-7-1. The third-place Gaels will take their 5-2-2 record to Ottawa Wednesday for a contest with Carleton, at 7-2-2 the second-place team in the East division.


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