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LONDON, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens played a tight game against the Queen’s Gaels but picked up an 11-5 win to move on to the gold medal game at the 2019 OUA Water Polo Championship.
The Ravens got contributions from a number of players across their roster on the day with four players having multi-goal games.
“I don’t think it was our best game in many areas,” said Ravens Head Coach Zoltan Csepregi “We had a lot of guys score some goals today so that was nice to see, our goalie Mike Nevens was particularly sharp today”
Queen’s was frustrated with how the game played out and a lack of offence came back to bite them.
“I felt like we outplayed them in the first half but we just couldn’t put the ball in the net,” said Queen’s Head Coach Dave Hill “We have a couple players that are fairly new to the game on our squad and they (Carleton) have a player with 11 years of senior national team experience so I felt at times our guys were worried about making mistakes and that was the difference.”
The Ravens win moves them into the gold medal game against the three-time defending champion Toronto Varsity Blues, something that isn’t new to either side.
“We’ve been at this for a few years now with Toronto, it’s always a good game and I’m hoping we can put on a good show for the fans.” said Csepregi
The Gold Medal game is set for 1:00pm on Sunday afternoon at the Western Student Recreation Centre Pool.