The Laurentian women's soccer team was looking to continue their season undefeated against the Queens Gaels on Saturday, but they were unable to gain control of the game, and Queens took away three points from the Voyageurs at home.
The first half was the best of the two for the Voyageurs, with scoring opportunities coming off an early corner kick and a free kick later in the half.
The Gaels capitalized off a steal by striker Rachel Radu at the 27th minute.
Laurentian was unable to gain control in the middle of the field; however, they were able to keep the Gaels at one for the entire half with a strong defensive presence.
The Voyageurs made changes to their lineup during the second half, but they were unable to solidify their presence on the field. The Gaels netted two goals in the second half, with Tara Batram and Kayla Crnic scoring at the 49th and 85th minute, respectively.
The women now face the RMC Paladins at home on Sept. 15 at noon.
Men draw to 1-1 tie against Queens
The Men's soccer team, on the other hand, fared a bit better.
They were looking to open their first home game of the season with a win against the Queens Gaels on Saturday.
The Voyageurs were leading midway through the second half, but they were unable to keep the lead, and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
The first half of the game was a battle for possession between both teams. The Voyageurs and Gaels each had their chances, but neither team was unable to find the back of the net.
Goaltenders Thomas Guscott, for LU, and Dylan Maxwell, for Queens, kept their teams in the game, with the half ending at 0-0.
Both teams raised the intensity of the game during the second half, with opportunities created at each end of the field.
The Voyageurs were able to capitalize off a free kick midway through the second half.
Joel Levac scored his first OUA goal at the 66th minute of the game, putting the Voyageurs up by one.
Queens put Laurentian's defensive line under pressure in the last minutes of the game, and their persistence paid off, with Tommy Hong scoring for the Gaels at the 81st minute of the game.
The men now face the RMC Paladins at home on Sept. 15 at 2:15 p.m.
Submitted by Julie Lopez, sports writer