Islanders news Jan 27th

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Islanders news Jan 27th

Jan 28, 2020
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Swimming still on top of their game
During the swim meet last Friday at Marie-Victorin the John Abbott men’s team took off with the lead and held it for the whole meet beating the second place team by over 200 points. The women’s team edged out Outaouais for second place by 0.5 points. Combined Abbott won the meet by 124 points.

The 100M IM event had the best results for the Men with the Trifecta of Max’s (Lafleur, Petkun, and Sacksner) and a duo of Mathieu’s (Geoffroy & Pollock) finishing in the top 10. Along with a 1st, 2nd and 5th place finish for the 4x50M freestyle relay

On the women’s side the best results were Hailey Pauletto taking 1st place in the 100M breast stroke, and in the 50M fly with Justine Zuccotti-Brenner, and Alex Siciliani taking 3rd and 4th place.
The team takes a short break and then are right back at it with another meet next Friday at Vieux-Montreal

Men’s Basketball win on the road
The Islanders played last Friday night in the south shore against the Edouard Monpetit Lynx. The game had a play-off intensity with both teams playing hard defensively, and struggled offensively to find a basket. The Isles outscored the Lynx in the first two quarters 16-10 and 16-14, and took a halftime lead 32-24.

However, that lead didn’t last long, as the Lynx gained confidence in the third quarter to take the lead 45-40 heading into the final period. The Isles regained their composure, and scored 18 points in the fourth to win the game 58-54. Max Eisenberg led all scorers with 18 points.

Women’s Volleyball fall to 4th on a 3-way tie
The Isles got off to a quick start on the day but could not sustain the intensity throughout the match losing to Bois de Boulogne in straight sets. Another quick start against André Grasset, but this time the Isles managed to keep the momentum and win in 3 sets. Building on their success Dawson was no match for the Isles as they disposed of their downtown rivals in 2 sets. Gabriela Bonkova and Dominique Simoneau were key on offence with Grace Dash performing well from the service line.

A win in the final match versus Lionel Groulx could lock up second place whereas a loss could see the Isles slip down to fourth. Missed serves and a struggling serve reception where the Isles undoing as they lost in straight sets. This now puts the Isles tied for 10th with 2 league tournaments left. Their hope is to win out and make it into the qualifying tournament that takes the 7th, 8th and 9th place teams.
Ace leaders on the day were Simoneau (15), Dash (12) and Bonkova (11). Stephanie Popa had 14 digs, while Bonkova paced the offence with help from Kritina Del Paggio, Shannon Rooney and Sandra Kusy.

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Upcoming games

Home Games:
Friday Jan 31st
18h30 Women’s Basketball (7-1, 1st place) vs. Edouard Montpetit (3-4, 6th place)
20h30 Men’s Basketball (6-6, 6th place) vs. Montmorency (8-3, 3rd place)
20h30 Hockey (15-4-0-1, 3rd place) vs Edouard Montpetit (14-7-0-1, 4th place)
On the road:
Sunday Feb 2nd
Men’s Volleyball (11-5, 4th place) @ Valleyfield
11h20 vs Edouard Montpetit (13-2, 1st place)
12h40 vs Valleyfield (12-3, 2nd place)

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