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Islanders News Nov 18th

Nov 18, 2019
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Third times the charm for Football at the Bol d’Or
The Islanders came home victorious last after defeating the Edouard Montpetit Lynx 42-28 to win their first Bol d’Or since 2002. The game brought fans and players alike to their feet in celebration of the big win. Despite the cold and frigid weather, JAC quickly set the pace in the first quarter with the help of Elijah Williams, scoring the first touchdown of the game. Quarterback Mathieu Boudreau connected on a 32 yard strike to Jacob Mattie, who was waiting in the Lynx end zone. The second quarter began with a Lynx touchdown, but the Islanders running game was dominating as Williams found the end zone 2 more times and Mattie added a second major to make the halftime score 35-14.

The start of the second half started with a number of miscues on defense allowing the Lynx to close the gap to 35-21. The penalties continued to pile up during the third quarter in addition to three turnovers by the JAC offense, giving the Lynx the opportunity to score again to make the score 35-28. The momentum had definitely shifted and the Islanders started to feel the pressure.

Édouard-Montpetit began the fourth quarter with possession of the ball but thankfully the
JAC defense shut them down without allowing a first down. With ten minutes left in the game, the Islanders had possession of the ball once more. Slowly but surely, the offense moved down the field, with first down after first down. With the clock at six minutes, Williams, who pushed his way into the end zone making the score 42-28. The Lynx could not sustain any offence and the game ended in an Islander victory.

Williams was the Islanders player of the game with 4 touchdowns and 220 rushing yards. Head Coach Patrick Gregory later shared his thoughts of his team, saying: “We got off to a torrid start on offense scoring on every one of our 5 offensive possessions. Clearly, the 3 turnovers in the 3rd quarter hurt but I am glad that we rebounded with a strong 4th quarter. I am so very proud of what this team has accomplished this year. Their resilience, toughness and competitive excellence truly deserved to be rewarded. They are champions!” Fireworks exploded overhead as the team proudly hoisted their trophy to the sky, a victory that will be remembered for years to come.

Hockey get a key win against the Lynx
The Islanders were playing a very important game on Friday night against Edouard Montpetit. The two teams came in tied for 3rd place in the league. After one period it was Abbott 3 Edouard 1 on two goals by Audrey Gervais and one by Sydney Berta. Abbott added 2 more goals in the second period from Sabrina Beaudoin and Gervais completed the hat trick. The Lynx fought back in the third, but Abbott held on to win 5-4. With the result he Isles take sole possession of 2nd place and the Lynx drop to 5th.

Women’s Basketball win 2 games on the weekend
The Islanders moved into first place in the Division 2 standings with a pair of victories this past weekend. On Friday night in the friendly confines of the Casgrain Gymnasium the Islanders defeated Heritage College 71-45 as Ana Mendez scored 26 points after a two-game absence due to injury. Girlie Owusu added 14 points to the winning cause.
On Sunday Abbott outlasted Ahuntsic 83-73 as Owusu led the victors with a stellar 21 point performance. Kaylee
Williams chipped in with 18 and Mendez collected 14 points.

Men’s Volleyball in 2nd place
After 2 straight set wins on Friday night against Gerald Godin (25-7, 25-13) and Brebeuf (25-22, 25-23) the Islanders find themselves in 2nd place in the southwest D2 conference. Joshua Besner had a solid day with 10 kills, 3 blocks and 2 aces. Middles Dylan Tyndall and Daniel Semke together had 12 kills, 3 blocks and 6 aces. A trio of power hitters; Joshua Christopher, Matthew Campbell and Jacques Boutin combined for 18 kills, 1 block and 5 aces.
The Isles will play their last home games of the semester on Saturday November 30th as they host St Lambert and Maisonneuve. The team will be running a MOvember fundraiser, entry is $3 or a donation of men’s health care products (razors, shaving cream, soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc.) Game time is 17h20 and 20h00.

Men’s Basketball get the win at Ahuntsic
The Islanders were able to find the win column this weekend beating Cegep d’Ahuntsic 92-77. A lacklustre first quarter saw the Isles only scoring 8 points, and fell behind 30-8 to Ahuntsic. After an inspirational speech to start the second quarter, the Isles’ offence scored 33 points, and were able to be within 2 points of Ahuntsic ending the half 43-41. The inspired play continued in the second half where the Isles scored 51 points, and took a commanding lead to win the game 92-77.

Swimming take silver in 2nd meet of the season
Despite the lack of A team Men’s swimmers the swim team still manages to pull off a second place finish behind host team Outaouais. Relays were the highlight of the meet with the girls relay finishing second place, and the boys finishing in first place by 22 hundredths of a second.

LIVE STREAMING /Archived footage
YOUTUBE Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpWw-yfFJ27BBG6zv1nZ5GQ (or search Abbott Islanders)

Upcoming games

Home games:
Friday Nov 22nd
19h00 Men’s basketball (2-4) vs. Sainte-Foy (4-2)
Saturday Nov 23rd
19h00 Hockey (10-3-0-1) vs. Rimouski (4-8-0-0)
On the road:
Friday Nov 22nd
20h00 Hockey (10-3-0-1) @ Dawson (1-10-1-0)
Sunday Nov 24th
Women’s volleyball (currently 8th) tournament @ Cegep de Maisonneuve
10h20 v Maisonneuve (t14th)
11h40 v Saint Jerome (13th)
14h20 v Terrebonne (t14th)
15h40 v Dawson (7th)

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