Playing the game of love

Here at the Gazette, we know that if there’s one thing Valentine’s Day is good for, it’s testing your partner in a series of elaborate mental challenges. That’s why we sat down with Dalhousie Tigers hockey player Ben MacAskill and soccer player Ashley Donnelly—together for ten months—to put their knowledge of one another to the…

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The Ticker (For the week ending Feb. 2)

Bobsleigh alternate Luke Demetre. (Photo by Adam MacInnis via TC Media)

  Men’s volleyball – Rivalry renewed in tense weekend series A season-long battle for Atlantic University Sport (AUS) dominance continued last weekend, as the Dalhousie Tigers and UNB Varsity Reds—ranked first and second, respectively, in the small Atlantic conference—split a two-game series. In the first match, on Feb. 1, Kristen O’Brien’s 13 kills and Bryan Duquette’s…

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The Ticker (For the week ending Jan. 26)

Katherine Ryan (6) leaps into action. (Photo by Chris Parent)

 Women’s Volleyball The Dalhousie Tigers’ women’s volleyball team dominated the visiting Acadia Axewomen on Friday, Jan. 24, winning their evening game in straight sets (25-18, 25-14, 25-18). This decisive victory allowed the Tigers (9-4) to keep pace with the conference-leading Saint Mary’s Huskies (9-3), as both teams now sit atop the Atlantic University Sport (AUS)…

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Aggressive X-Women dominate Tigers

Courtney Thompson (5) driving to the lane against the X-Women. (Photo by Kit Moran)

Friday night is usually a time for celebration—an opportunity to leave one’s weekday cares behind. For the Dalhousie Tigers women’s basketball team, however, last Friday was anything but jubilant. Missed defensive assignments and wasted offensive opportunities doomed the Tigers (5-5), who fell 77-63 to the St. FX X-Women (4-7) in an early evening game at…

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Victory laps

Swimmers Joe Ur, left, and Molly Wedge have had plenty to smile about recently. (Photo by Kit Moran)

“When in doubt, just win.” This is the ubiquitous mantra of sports culture—and the Dalhousie Tigers swim team may be its most loyal adherents. The women’s squad, for example, currently holds Atlantic University Sport (AUS) banners from every year since 2001, while the men’s championship streak extends all the way back to 1999. With both…

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The Ticker (For the week ending Nov 3)

Hockey: On-ice struggles continue A disappointing weekend for Tigers hockey ended on a redeeming note, as Dalhousie’s women’s team overcame a two-goal deficit to secure a 2-2 tie against UPEI on Saturday, Nov. 2. Forwards Courtney Sheedy and Elena Tsitouras scored for the Tigers, helping the team bounce back from the previous night’s 3-2 loss to…

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Men’s volleyball looks to re-assert dominance

  Dalhousie men’s volleyball coach Dan Ota refuses to shy away from the high expectations facing his team as it enters the 2013-14 regular season. “We’re always looking to win our conference,” last year’s Atlantic University Sport (AUS) coach of the year states bluntly. “We want to be at the national championships at the end…

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Women’s hockey opens season with resilient display

A new era for Tigers women’s hockey began this weekend, as a Dalhousie team carrying 15 rookies kicked off its 2013-14 campaign with mixed results. The youthful Tigers appeared overmatched in their 7-0 road-trip loss to St. FX on Oct. 18, but bounced back the next night to capture a hard-fought 1-0 victory over St.…

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The Water Cooler: Mid-season soccer report

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and with it we have reached the stretch drive ofAtlantic University Sport (AUS) soccer with only two weekends left in the regular season. To mark the occasion, the Gazette asked a panel of experts to give us their assessments of Dalhousie’s men’s and women’s soccer teams as they enter the playoff…

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Academic athlete banquet faces possible cancellation

Due to staff shortages and budget cutbacks, the athletics department’s annual Academic All-Canadians Banquet is in danger of cancellation. Though normally held in mid-November, the format, timing and existence of this year’s event is uncertain. Despite a host of challenges, organizers are optimistic the banquet can be saved. “We completely appreciate the value of the…

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