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Dalhousie Tigers: Fall 2012 Semester in Review

Rookie Meghan Toswell and Co. are hoping to keep their momentum into the next semester. (Chris Parent photo)

By: Ian Froese, Sports Editor, Graeme Benjamin, Assistant Sports Editor, Henry Whitfield, Katelynn Gough, Alex Hallink, Arfa Ayub, Paula Sanderson, Sports Contributors This was a semester of predictability. Our teams that we expected to dominate did so. Our teams that we figured would encounter some growing pains have experienced a rocky few months. If you…

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Tigers’ fifth best in the country

The Queen's Gaels had the upper hand in the quarter-final. (Photo from Armando Tura via

Jack Hutchison and his soccer team flew out to Victoria, B.C. for nationals this month, fresh on the heels of a confident win in the AUS championship, winning back-to-back titles for the first time since 2001. However, confidence wasn’t enough as the Dalhousie Tigers failed to take their chances against a strong Queen’s Gaels team,…

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Tigers strike back-to-back gold

The pennant is Dal's for a second straight year. (Vaughan Merchant photo)

The Dalhousie Tigers spoiled the party in Sydney, beating the host and undefeated Cape Breton Capers Nov. 4 to clinch back-to-back AUS titles. A wild finish to the game saw the Tigers run out as 3-1 winners in front of a stunned Orange Army that watched their team suffer their first loss of the season.…

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Women’s soccer sends off grads

Captain Rieka Santilli says her final goodbye to Wickwire Field. (Chris Parent photo)

  The Dalhousie women’s soccer team ended their regular season on an eight-game winning streak, blanking Mount Allison 2-0 on Oct. 27. But what began as a cheerful, victorious afternoon soon took a more sombre tone. Five graduating Tigers played their last game at Wickwire Field. Cheering erupted as those players were recognized for their…

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Women’s soccer coach frustrated despite win

Striker Bianca Jakisa helped the Tigers narrowly surpass Acadia 2-1. (Chris Parent photo)

With seven games under their belt, the Dalhousie women’s soccer team is among the top three teams in the AUS. But that’s not enough for head coach Jack Hutchison. Although the Tigers beat Acadia 2-1 on Sept. 29, Hutchison was not pleased with his squad’s effort at all. “I think two things need to change…

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Eight-goal weekend for women’s soccer

The Dalhousie women’s soccer team couldn’t have recovered much better from the first game of their doubleheader weekend at Wickwire Field. After losing 3-2 on Sept. 22 in a tense match against the top-ranked Cape Breton Capers, the Tigers roared back with a 6-0 demolition of the Memorial Seahawks the next day. Dal’s split record…

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Women’s soccer

Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled Dalhousie women’s soccer coach Jack Hutchison’s last name as Hutchinson. The Gazette regrets the error. Instead of being looked upon as the rebuilding team they were last fall, the women’s soccer team has a new ambience about them now. They are the defending champs, after all. The confidence boost…

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