Women’s basketball heads into break undefeated

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team finished the first half of the season with an undefeated 10-0 record and are ranked fourth in the country thanks to a revamped offence and a strong defence. “I thought we did well,” head coach Taffe Charles said. “We were relatively healthy which was unusual for the first part of the year and maybe, because we’re deep. The minutes are being distributed pretty well.” The team is first in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and hasn’t lost since falling to the University of Alberta Pandas in exhibition play on Oct. 6. The team has emphasized being more offensive this season, according to Charles. So far, so good: the Ravens are at the top (or near) […]

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Women’s hockey team loses to U of O

The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team dropped their fifth straight game, falling to the cross-town rival the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees 3-2 at home on Dec. 1. The Ravens held a 2-1 lead heading into the third period, but could not hold on for the win. The team remains in last place in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec standings with a 3-7 record. The visitors struck first five minutes into the opening period as U of O forward Alyssa MacMillan fired home a shot from the slot that slid past Ravens goalie Katelyn Steele. Ravens forward Shannon Pearson went one-on-one with a defender, and snapped a shot, which was stopped by U of O goalie […]

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Esports team looking to grow at Carleton

Tespa Carleton, the Carleton University esports club, has grown since it started in August 2016 and now has an eye towards becoming an official Carleton Athletics club, according to Robert Oles, its founder and president. “We started as an esports organization that was looking to kind of connect gamers on campus,” Oles, a third-year public affairs and policy management student, said. Like other universities esports clubs, it partnered with Tespa, a North American collegiate esports organization. Esports are organized, multi-player video game competitions where players take part in a variety of first-person shooter, battle arenas, strategy, or fighting video games. When the Carleton club started, there were 40 members, which grew to 70 by December 2016 and then to 270 […]

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Carleton’s Giving Tuesday smashes goal

Carleton’s fifth-annual Giving Tuesday campaign significantly surpassed its goal on Nov. 28. The objective heading into the day was to raise $250,000 for Carleton projects, but donors raised just over $386,000 this year. Giving Tuesday is an annual global event for people to donate to charities, clubs, and projects. It normally takes place the week after Black Friday, following American Thanksgiving. For Carleton, it involved over 1,000 projects and causes this year, which included a wide range of topics, from science and engineering projects to sports teams. According to Ryan Davies, Carleton’s director of advancement communications, Carleton got involved in the first Giving Tuesday in Canada in 2013. He said the university raised $33,000 then, $76,000 in 2014, $122,000 in 2015 […]

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Men’s basketball wins two over weekend

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team continued their undefeated regular season run with victories over the Windsor Lancers and Western Mustangs on Nov. 17 and 18. The team started off their weekend against the Lancers, handing them a 97-83 loss, but according to the players, the Ravens struggled defensively throughout. Windsor started off shooting hot, with Lucas Orlita hitting two catch-and-shoot threes to give the visitors an early 6-0 lead. The Ravens bounced back as Eddie Ekiyor scored off a drive to the rim and Marcus Anderson knocked down a three-pointer to give the Ravens their first lead of the game at 10-9 halfway through the first quarter. Ekiyor led the Ravens with a double-double, 25 points and 13 rebounds, […]

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