The OUA Q-finals pitted #3 McMaster against #6 Laurier, and #4 Queen’s against #5 Carleton. The higher ranked teams – McMaster & Queen’s – hosted the games. But a funny thing happened. The #5 and #6 ranked teams both won. I’m guessing that hasn’t happened since Guelph and Western accomplished that in 2007.
I thought it was a pretty safe bet that the McMaster Marauders would be the Gryphons opponent in this Saturday’s OUA Semi-final game at Alumni Stadium. I was so sure that Mac was the superior team that I tweeted this:
Guelph’s opponent on Saturday will be the 5-3 Carleton Ravens. The #5 ranked Ravens avenged one of their regular season losses with a 39-8 victory in Kingston over Queen’s. Meanwhile the Laurier team I underestimated, a 29-15 winner at Mac, heads to London to face Western Ontario.
Links to stories on Q-final games:
Ottawa Sun: Ravens advance to Yates semifinal
Claude Scilley’s sportkingston blog: Gaels bow meekly from playoffs and Laurier upsets McMaster, advances to OUA semifinals
LaurierAthletics.com: MFOOT haunts Marauders to advance to OUA SF