Football come through in the final minutes This past Saturday the Islanders settled…
Islanders News Sept 23rd
Women’s Rugby shutout the Cougars
The Islanders team took on the Champlain-Lennoxville Cougars in their 2nd match of the season and won convincingly 53-0. The game started with Champlain using very aggressive defense, hard tackling, and their size to challenge the Lady Islanders. The first 15 minutes of the half had each team looking for a weakness in the other team’s game plan. Fortunately, it was the Islanders that were able to score first. This allowed them to relax, and continue to pressure the opposition. In the end, the fitness and skill of the Islanders was too much. Ella Fodor, Jordan Raschella and Nikita Murray each had 2 ties a piece. Emma Marshall, Savhana Perowne and Kelsey Sylvester each had a try each. Kelsey Sylvester added 2 conversions, and Nikita Murray had one.
Football rolls to a comeback win vs the Griffons
The final score of 60-23 seemed like an easy win, but it took some time to get things going. In what had to be the Isles slowest start, they fell behind 23-7 with just over five minutes left in the half. Étienne Barrière scored just before the 3-minute warning to start the Isles comeback. Outaouais chose to give up a safety, but the quick strike offense was able to find the endzone on an Elijah Williams run to tie the game going into half.
Determined to give the homecoming crowd a win after a great second quarter, kicked off the second half with an incredible 59 yard punt return by Shawn Valentine and another touchdown by Williams. With this momentum, the team was unstoppable, shutting down any attempts the Griffons made at putting points up on the board. Liam Pietrantonio made a beautiful interception 10 minutes into the fourth quarter. In all Wiliams and Barrière and 3 majors each on the ground that were bookended by touchdown receptions by Owen Bujarsky and Alexis Ferland.
The head coach Patrick Gregory stated after the game that he was unhappy with the team’s performance during the first quarter but that he was pleased with the way they adjusted for the remainder of the game.
Golf team getting ready for Provincials
The men’s golf team, missing a few key players, finished in 5th place on Sunday at Valleyfield. They are still in second place overall, heading into next weekend’s Provincial Championship. The team was led this week by Chris Nader and Zaire Odle, each firing 1-over-par 73’s, which was good enough to tie for third place in the individual competition.
In the over-all season standings, Tom Stafford sits in 3rd place, with Logan Boucher and Chris Nader T-10. Emily Romancew, though absent this week, sits 3rd in the women’s over-all individual standings.
This weekend the team will be in Quebec City for Provincials to see who will qualify for the CCAA National Championships.
Lacrosse on a slippery slide
The lacrosse team dropped their 3rd game in a row this weekend to the Dawson Blues by a score of 13-6. The Isles woke up too late in the 4th quarter after Dawson had already established a comfortable lead. At times, the Isles were in sync and played textbook lacrosse. The only two islander goal scorers were Austin Nichol with 4 goals and Matthew Forestell with 2 goals. The Isles have a 2 week break before their next game, coach Paré said, “…time for some much needed practice.”
Flag Football let one slip to the Cheetahs
The Islanders dropped to 1-2 after a tough 20-15 loss to Vanier on Sunday. Abbott’s offense started strong but struggled in the red zone and managed to score only two touchdowns. QB Jordana Brookman completed 26/41 passes for 244 yards, two TD’s and 1 convert. Shai-Lyne Cooney had another big game with 7 catches for 77 yards, Lauren Schneider had a great game with 4 catches for 62 yards and a 1 point conversion. Rookies Megan Blanchet-Plante and Morgan Desjardins contributed once again with 5 / 37 yards and 4 / 22 yards, 1 TD, respectively. The other Islander major came from Isabela Lamosa on a 1 yard slant. Cooney also punted in the endzone twice for extra points.
Defensively, the Isles made two big mistakes on missed flags which turned out to be the major points differential. Jasmine Brown came up big with 6 flags and Maggie Coffin had 3. Lamosa also rushed well and came away with 3 QB sacks.
Men’s soccer still looking for that first win
The division 1 side has started the season on a 0 -3 run. Although they gave a valiant effort against the National Champ Finalist Ahuntsic they came up short again losing 3-0. All 3 goals were scored on dead ball situations. They are determined to get there first points this coming weekend when they play away to Lionel Groulx away on Friday and home to Montmorency on Sunday.
In division 2 action, the team earned there first points this season after a 2-2 tie at home against St. Jean sur Richelieu bouncing back nicely after a defeat last Wednesday. They were up 2-0 on goals by Ahmad Saad and Jean-Martin Huaman-Huacho only to have St. Jean storm back in the second half to tie the game.
In other action
Men’s Rugby win 50-5 over Dawson
Baseball split double header at Dawson, losing 7-6, winning 13-4
Women’s Soccer lose 4-1 to Ahuntsic
Hockey loses 3-0 to Limoilou
Women’s basketball lose to alumni 80-63