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Islanders News Oct 21st

Oct 21, 2019

Women’s Rugby brings home another banner

The Islanders claimed their 2nd season title in as many years with a hard fought 22-17 victory over Dawson College on Saturday. Despite scoring in the first few minutes of the game, Abbott was in for a battle against a team that focused on their size advantage to try and wear them down. The Islanders defense was up for the challenge, and when given the chance on a slippery and muddy field, they showed that their speed and skills were superior and led them to victory.
Nikita Murray had three tries and a penalty kick for 18 points, and Kelsey Slyvester with two conversions for 4 points. The Lady Islanders will host a Semi Final game Nov 3rd at Memorial Field.

Golf team wrap up at CCAA Nationals
The golf team had a good week at Nationals at le Continental Golf Club in Sorel this week, though the final day was somewhat disappointing. Emily Romancew won an individual silver, finishing her three rounds with a total of +2, after a sizzling -3 (69) in the opening round. The men’s team spent most of the week in 4th place before falling to 6th on the final day. Low rounds for the Islanders this week were Cameron Long’s 73, Tom Stafford firing two rounds of 74, and Logan Boucher and Zaire Odle both carding a 75.

Heartbreak loss to Lionel Groulx in semifinals for Baseball

Being down 4-0 after two innings the Isles rallied to tie the game in the top of the 7th inning. Riley Clahane drove in the tying run on a double to force the game into extra innings. Unable to find the right offensive combination the Isles lost 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth. Jack Kido went 7 innings, giving up 1 earned run with Platon Leftakis coming on in relief, also surrendering no earned runs.

Men’s Volleyball moves into 3rd place in league standings
During Saturday’s Open House the Islanders had the first of four home events this semester. In their first game they faced the undefeated Edouard Montpetit Lynx and came out very aggressive winning the first set 25-20. The Lynx bounced back and took advantage of poor reception to win the match in 3 sets. Dylan Tyndall led all scorers with 5 kills and 4 blocks.
In their second game the Isles faced the 3-1 Noir et Or from Valleyfield who were making a return to the league this year. Abbott were not gracious hosts as they jumped out to an early lead and took the match in straight sets 25-17, 25-18. Tyndall again led all scorers this time with 6 kills and 3 blocks. Tyler Tweedie Smith got the elusive libero kills while Matthew Campbell led the team on serve reception.

Flag Football struggle in final regular season game
It was a tough day at the office for the Flag Football team on Sunday. They ended their season with a loss 27-21 against CEGEP Montmorency. Dropped balls and missed opportunities were the stories of the day for the Islanders. The offence had trouble getting into a rhythm as quarterback Jordana Brookmann completed 24 of 44 passes for 248 yards, two touchdowns, and two conversions. Amelie Bentler had a great game with 9 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Makayla Doyle had the other touchdown. Zosia Tracy had another solid game with 4 catches for 59 yards.

The Islander defense had trouble containing the elusive Nomade quarterback. Rushers Gabrielle Pigeon and Isabela Lamosa had 2 and 1 sacks respectively. The Isles defense struggled to cover the receivers for extended periods of time during several broken plays. This led to a season high of four touchdowns scored against them. The defense made up for it as Jasmine Brown had her 2nd “pick six” of the season which she ran in from 30 yards out. Brown also had 4 flags and 2 passes knocked down. Maggie Coffin and Ceilidh Leroux each had 4 flags and 1 pass knocked down.
The Islanders finish in 4th place and will play Montmorency again on Saturday in the quarterfinal round.

Hockey takes some extra time to beat André Laurendeau
On Friday night, the Islanders faced André Laurendeau at home. After taking a 3-1 lead on goals by Jamie Kyle, Sena Catterall and Justine Turcotte, the Boomerang came back to tie the game 3-3. With no goal in overtime the game was off to a shootout. Maya Labad was the only shooter to find the back of the net to give Abbott the win, Sarah Vanier stopped 28 of 31 shots faced and all three in the shootout.

Men’s Basketball loses 79-70 to St Lambert
The Islanders were on the south shore this past weekend playing the Champlain St Lambert Cavaliers. The Isles had a slow start and went down by 11 points after the first quarter and ended the half down 37-26. The second half was promising for coach King as they out scored the Cavaliers in the third quarter 24-18. However the comeback fell short with the final score being 79-70.

In other action

Men’s Rugby win 56-10 over Dawson
Lacrosse lose 12-5 to Brebeuf
Women’s Soccer lose 1-0 to St Lambert

Upcoming games

Home games:
Friday Oct 25th
18h30 Women’s Basketball (0-0) vs. Outaouais (0-1)
20h30 Men’s Basketball (0-2) vs. Edouard-Montpetit (1-1)

Sunday Oct 27th
Women’s Volleyball home tournament
9h00 vs. Bois de Boulogne
11h40 vs. Ahuntsic
13h00 vs. Andre Grasset
15h40 vs. St Lambert

On the road:
Tuesday Oct 22nd
Women’s Soccer 1/4 final game @ Garneau

Baseball at the National Invitational Championship @ Durham College (Friday to Sunday)

Saturday Oct 26th
Cross-Country Provincial Championship in Quebec city
14h00 Football (6-1) @ Beauce (0-7)
Flag 1/4 game against Montmorency @Joliette (Saturday – 11h00)
Women’s Hockey @ Lennoxville (Sunday – 12h30)
Lacrosse @ Dawson (Sunday – 12h00)

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