Similar to last week, it was another busy weekend for Kingston based teams with two college home games and eight university away games.
There were also two college home games played midweek. Both Vikings men and women lost that night by 2-1 scorelines against Fleming, and in both cases had taken the lead early in the game, giving up the winning goal late. Carolina Parravano scored for the women, and Adam Wood scored the first goal of the season for the men's squad.
The St. Lawrence Vikings men's and women's squads both played their final games of the season, hosting the Centennial Colts on Sunday afternoon. The women won convincingly by a 3-0 scoreline with goals from Erica Routhier, Megan Hutcheson, and Jocelyn Sutton. This keeps the Vikings mathematically in the playoff hunt at 7 points on the season (2-4-1 record), but they have to hope that their two closest competitors (La Cite and Fleming) lose both of their upcoming games.
The men closed out their season on an up-note as they drew 2-2 against the Colts, with both goals being scored by Jared Savory. This result brought their season record to 0-4-3 and tripled their goals output. All three of their goals were scored in their final two games of the season. Unfortunately, the men were eliminated from playoff contention with their 2-1 loss on Wednesday evening.
Both the Queen's Gaels and RMC Paladins made the 7+ hour trip up to play Nipissing and Laurentian this weekend in North Bay and Sudbury (respectively).
Queen's faced the Laurentian Voyageurs on the Saturday with the women winning 2-1 and the men fighting to a 2-2 draw. Goals for the women were scored by Breanna Burton just before half-time to make it 1-0, and Riley Filion in the 70th minute to make it 2-1, less than a minute after Laurentian had tied the game. Queen's defender Summer Rybicki took a caution in the match. The men scored early against the Voyageurs with a goal by Peter Christidis in the 8th minute. Laurentian tied it up in the 25th to take a 1-1 score into half-time. Patrick Zanetti tallied in the 70th minute to give Queen's a 2-1 lead, but Laurentian tied the game up with less than 5 minutes to go for a 2-2 final score. The Gaels' Joseph Zupo and Robert Lannan were awarded cautions during the match.
RMC was in North Bay to face Nipissing and split the games there, the women losing 4-0 and the men winning a tight game by a 4-3 scoreline. Michelle Hamilton played in goal for the RMC women, giving up three goals in the first half and one early in the second. The men fought back from two deficits to win their first game of the season. Nipissing scored early to take a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute before Luke Gabel scored for RMC in the 19th to tie it up. Nipissing added another in the 30th to take a 2-1 lead into halftime. Five minutes after half, Nipissing added a third to take a 3-1 lead before RMC took over the game with goals from JJ Bosica in the 70th, Michael Rotecink in the 75th, and then Luke Gabel's second goal of the game to win it in the 85th.
Sunday featured Queen's heading up to North Bay to face Nipissing winning both games by scores of 3-0 for the women and 5-0 for the men. Kelli Chamberlain scored twice against her hometown university, tallying goals in the 29th and 33rd minutes, and Jacqueline Tessier added a third goal a minute later to lead the women to victory. Chantal Marson and Sabrina Carew shared the goalkeeping duties for the day, backstopping Queen's to a 12-1-1 record. They currently lead the OUA East and can clinch first place in their next game.
The men routed the Nipissing Lakers by a 5-0 scoreline, started off by Andrew Colosimo's first minute goal. He scored a second two minutes later to give Queen's the early 2-0 lead. Patrick Zanetti scored in the 19th to give the men a 3-0 lead going into half-time. Two more goals in the second half from Jordan Brooks and Eric Koskins in the 72nd and 75th minutes gave Queen's the win. Dylan Maxwell claimed the clean sheet to give the Queen's men a 6-4-2 record, currently good enough for 4th place in the OUA East. They will need to win their last games to ensure themselves of a home playoff date.
RMC did not fare as well, dropping their games 2-1 by the women and 4-1 by the men. In the women's game, all three goals came in the second half with Laurentian scoring in the 55th and 85th minutes to take a 2-0 lead. RMC cut the lead in half three minutes later on a goal from Stephanie Bengle, but could not manage to tie the game up. RMC's Rhianna Kooper took a caution during the game. Olivia Clarke backstopped the team, but they could not improve their record, falling to 2-11-1 and currently sit in 7th in the OUA East, eliminated from the playoff picture.
The men gave up goals on either side of halftime to the Voyageurs before cutting the lead in half on a goal from Michael Lachance in the 75th minute. The Voyageurs extended their lead four minutes later and tallied a fourth in the final minute of the game. RMC took three cautions in the game to Kenny Panza, Kwadwo Donkor, and Sully Heraud. They now have a record of1-11-0 and sit in last place in the OUA East.
This coming weekend, both RMC and Queen's play at home to Nipissing and Laurentian, with the women's games kicking off at noon each day and the men at 2:15. Nipissing visits Queen's on Saturday and RMC Sunday, while Laurentian faces RMC Saturday and Queen's on Sunday. This is the final regular season weekend for the OUA teams, and playoffs begin the following Wednesday, October 26th, a game the men may well be hosting at Richardson Stadium.