Women’s basketball beats York and Queen’s to remain undefeated

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team closed out the 2017-18 regular season with their first ever undefeated season at 23-0 thanks to victories over the York Lions and Queen’s Gaels on Feb. 16 and 17. The Ravens made a late comeback to prevail 54-45 over York as the Lions threatened their undefeated record. Catherine Traer led the Ravens offensively with 17 points and four rebounds as well as four steals, as point guard Jenjen Abella left the game with an injury after awkwardly stepping on a York player’s foot. The Ravens jumped out to an early 7-4 lead thanks to two three-pointers by Traer and Cynthia Dupont. Former Raven Lindsay Shotbolt opened the scoring for York and recorded a double-double (10 […]

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Men’s hockey eliminated from playoffs by the U of O

For the second year in a row, the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team has been eliminated from the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Queen’s Cup quarterfinals. On Feb. 18, the Carleton Ravens lost 4-2 to the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees in Game 3 of the quarterfinal series. The two teams were evenly matched headed into the playoffs, with Carleton sitting at a 17-7-4 record in fourth place and the U of O sitting at a 16-8-4 record in fifth place. Carleton was able to start the series off with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 1, but the U of O came back strong with a 5-0 win in Game 2. With the series tied at one, this […]

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Men’s hockey loses 5-0 to the U of O in playoff series

Coming off a dramatic overtime victory in Game 1 of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) quarterfinals, the Carleton Ravens travelled across town to take on the University of Ottawa (U of) Gee-Gees in the second game of the series. The Ravens, without captain Brett Welychka in the lineup following a hit to the head in the final regular season game against Concordia, had to make several key adjustments from the first match up, in which they had a disastrous defensive showing, allowing 30 shots on goaltender Francois Brassard. “He was unbelievable, he really just stole one for us,” said forward Curtis Meighan of Brassard’s performance the previous game. Within the first five minutes, despite having a high-energy start, the Ravens […]

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Alyssa Cerino finds her place with Carleton basketball

“In the end, it wasn’t the right fit for me,” Ravens forward Alyssa Cerino said about her decision to transfer from the Windsor Lancers at the end of last season. The Stoney Creek, Ont., native chose to attend Carleton after two years at Windsor partly because of her friendship with Ravens point guard Jenjen Abella. “It was a tough decision,” she reflected. “Obviously transferring, change is a big thing but I knew [Abella] kind of made it more comfortable and easy.” Abella and Cerino have known each other since Cerino’s high school days in Stoney Creek. “At home, we train together every day and we’d always talk about playing together but never could because she was at [Mohawk College] and […]

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Men’s hockey wins first game of playoff series against the U of O

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team opened up the quarterfinal best-of-three series against the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees with a 3-2 victory in overtime. The two teams last faced each other in the playoffs back in 2013 which saw the Ravens advance to the second round with a 2-1 win in the series. Halfway through the opening period, Ravens forward Curtis Meighan opened the scoring on a shorthanded goal when he deked out Gee-Gees goaltender Anthony Brodeur to give Carleton a 1-0 lead heading into the second period. With the goal, Meighan recorded his first goal of the season and the Ravens’ first post-season goal this year. “It’s really nice, it’s nice that it finally came in […]

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