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Pedro is shined up and the Carleton Ravens are ready to take on their cross-town rival uOttawa Gee-Gees on Saturday at TD Place. Before we get there, here’s everything you need to know for a full weekend of Ravens varsity athletics.
It’s week two of the OUA soccer season and the Ravens are off to Kingston for the second time in six days. Friday night the Ravens will take the pitch against the RMC Paladins at Navy Bay 5. In the 4:00 p.m. match-up, the Ravens men’s team comes in ranked number two in U SPORTS after two strong wins against the Queen’s Gaels last weekend. After a clean sheet on Friday night, the Ravens jumped out to an early lead again on Sunday at Richardson Stadium on route to a strong 4-3 win on the road. The Paladins are 0-2 to start the season, having been held to a clean sheet twice in week 1 against the Trent Exacalibur.
In the nightcap, the women will go head-to-head under the lights. Friday night’s contest features two teams who, despite improved efforts in their second matches of week one, are still looking for their first win. After a difficult loss in their home opener, women’s soccer battled Queen’s to a 0-2 loss on Sunday. The Ravens search for their first goal of the season against a Paladins team who average 2.5 goals against.
Pandamonium is back! It feels like a decade ago that the Ravens and Gee-Gees battled for Pedro, but Saturday means a lot ore than a regular rivalry. In a jam packed OUA East the Ravens and Gee-Gees are each looking for an important win. The Ravens (1-1) enter the game coming off a road win at York last weekend where they held the Lions off the scoreboard through three quarters. Through two weeks, the Ravens powerhouse defense has been impressive holding their opponents to 17.5 points per game, good for fourth in the OUA. While the Ravens shutdown defense has been dominant by committee, Malik Yusuf leads the team with 12.5 tackles, including 10 solo tackles.
Kick off for the cross town classic is a 1:00 p.m.
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In a return matchup from Friday night, the Ravens will host RMC in a double header on Sunday afternoon. Carleton soccer is a non-ticketed event, but the venue has a limited capacity of 750. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee a seat. All individuals attending a Carleton Athletics event must complete mandatory screening through cuScreen. Visitors under the age of 12 who are not yet eligible to receive their COVID-19 Vaccinations must print, complete and bring with them a pre-screening form.
Women’s Game: 1:00 p.m. at Ravens’ Perch
Men’s Game: 3:30 p.m. at Ravens’ Perch
Coming off their most dominant win in program history the Ravens are back in action on Sunday afternoon looking to secure top spot in the RSEQ. The Ravens (2-1) host the Bishop’s Gaiters (1-2) looking to keep pace with the Montreal Carabins who sit atop the division. Through their first three matches the Ravens have proven to be an offensive force outscoring their opponents by 148 points. The Ravens balanced offense features four players in the RSEQ top 10 with fifteen Ravens who have added their name to the scoresheet.
The high octane Ravens host Bishop’s at 1:30 p.m. at Ravens’ Field.
While Ravens rugby is a non-ticketed event, Ravens’ Field has a limited capacity. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to guarantee a seat. All individuals attending a Carleton Athletics event must complete mandatory screening through cuScreen. Visitors under the age of 12 who are not yet eligible to receive their COVID-19 Vaccinations must print, complete and bring with them a pre-screening form.