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

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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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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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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Stories of the disabled list: Sarah Wojcik, Andrea Gillis and Brendan Parsley. (Chris Parent photo)

Student athletes at the varsity level make sacrifices. They give up sleep, partying with their friends and a lot of their free time. Most of all, student athletes sacrifice their bodies for the love of the game. Dylan De Paul, a fourth-year kinesiology student, knows more about sacrificing his body for a sport than most.…

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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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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 encounters their first defeat Dalhousie’s second weekend of regular season play wasn’t perfect, but it’s sure not something the team should hang their heads about. Before the defending champions experienced their first loss of the young season, the Tigers kicked off their road trip Sept. 14 with a 2-1 win against St. Francis…

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The Tigers finished their two-game opening weekend without a loss, but they did not receive the result they were looking for Sept. 9 against Saint Mary’s University at Wickwire Field. Dalhousie was undoubtedly the better team against SMU in the second game of their season. The Huskies generated few scoring chances and the ball was…

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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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