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Islanders news oct 28th

Oct 29, 2019

Women’s Basketball open the season with a win over the Griffons
The Islanders opened the regular season with an impressive 78-59 win over Outaouais. The victory was marred by the loss of all-star Ana Mendez who was hurt on the opening tip-off and will miss 2-4 weeks with an ankle injury. Her teammates picked up the slack with four players scoring in double figures in a well-balanced attack. Emily Dias led the way with 19 points while Sofia Lytyvn-Male added 16 to the winning cause. Girlie Owusu chipped in with 15 points and Natasha Hunt collected 10. The Islanders are back in action this Sunday when they travel downtown to play the Vieux-Montreal Spartiates.

Men’s Basketball need overtime to down the Lynx
It was a thrilling game at the Casgrain Centre on Friday night, where the Islanders got their first league win against Edouard Montpetit 82-79. The Islanders led for most of the game, until the Lynx made a 3 pointer to send the game into overtime at 72 all. In overtime the Lynx scored first with a couple of free-throws, but then the Islanders took control of the game out scoring their opponent 10-7 to win the game 82-79.

Football head into the playoffs on a high
The regular season came to a close this past Saturday as the Islanders travelled to Collège Beauce-Appalaches to claim victory 47-7. Coming off a bye week, the Islanders did not disappoint; taking control of the game from the beginning. The Islanders offensive line was dominant leading to two touchdowns from Elijah Williams. A punt return from Jacob Mattie had the Isles off to the races.
The Islanders played confidently, running up the score with touchdown after touchdown. Wide receiver Nicolas Veillette reached the end zone as well as running back Junyong Ro. The Islanders left the field for halftime having demonstrating solid teamwork, agility and skill throughout the first half. With the minimum 35 point lead at half, the rest of the game was played with running time. Beauce was able to score a lone touchdown in the last quarter, making the final score 47-7.

The defence had 5 sacks on the day to limit the Beauce offence to a lone touchdown late in the fourth quarter. With the victory the Isles will host the Sherbrooke Volontaires in the quarterfinals on Saturday November 2nd at 13h00. The Isles won the regular season meeting 39-10.

Cross Country team wraps up at Provincials

This past Saturday on the Plains of Abraham the Islanders had their final race of the season. Top runners were Alison Leroux with a 6km time of 27min06sec and Louis Hildebrand with an 8km time of 31min14sec.

Women’s Volleyball finish in 3rd place
The Lady Islander started off the day on fire with a big victory against Bois de Boulogne in straight sets 25-21, 25-21 with key serving by Dominique Simoneau, Sandra Kusy and Olivia Kusy. The next matchup versus Ahuntsic had many fans in attendance and heartfelt support from the college community. This gave the Islanders the edge to win in three sets 25-20, 24-26, 15-9.

Unfortunately after such a great game and high intensity, back to back games with a shortened lineup saw the Isles on the wrong end on 2 set loss to Andre Grasset 25-17, 25-9. Injuries are testing the depth of the bench. After losing key middle hitter veteran Marisol Uriza to concussion, the Islanders also lost 4th year veteran Shannon Rooney to an ankle injury. Another straight set loss to St Lambert 25-18, 25-19 saw the team finished 2-2 which was good enough for 3rd place on the day which means they will remain in Section 2 for the next tournament.

Dominique Simoneau led the team in almost every category 12 kills, 13 aces, 67 assists, +6 Serving and 31 digs. Rookies Kristina Del Paggio and Olivia Kusy had solid days, Del Paggio with 15 kills, 41 digs and 1.88 SRR, Kusy had 10 kills and 6 aces. Other notable performances was Sandra Kusy with 4 aces, 1.74 Serve Receive Ratio and 39 digs.

If you would like to watch the last 3 matches we tested out our LIVE streaming equipment and the games are on our YOUTUBE Channel (or search Abbott Islanders)

Flag Football make it to semis but couldn’t seal the deal
After a difficult end of the season, the Islanders bounced back on Saturday in their quarterfinal game against Montmorency. The Islanders drove the ball well and played solid defense and ended up on the winning side of a 20-13 score.

The game was tied at the half and the Isles went down 13-6 and came back to win. Quarterback Jordana Brookman completed a little over 70% of her passes for over 300 yards with three touchdowns and two converts. Touchdowns were scored by Makayla Doyle, Sierra Pye, and Megan Blanchet-Plante. Pye, Blanchet-Plante, and Amelie Bentler were all standouts on offense.

Abbott’s rushers Isabela Lamosa and Gabrielle Pigeon had difficulty containing the Nomades quarterback last week, but played a fantastic game in the playoffs. They teamed up for 5 sacks. Lauren Schneider contributed with 2 interceptions and 2 knockdowns.

The Isles had to play their semifinal game right away because of the re-ranking of teams after the quarterfinal round. They knew they would have their work cut out for them against 2nd place Joliette. The Islander defense adjusted well to the fast paced offense, but it wasn’t enough as they chipped away and ate up the game clock. The time of possession was definitely not in Abbott’s favor as Brookman couldn’t get a rhythm going with her offense. On defense, Ceilidh Leroux saved her best game of the season for last and Jasmine Brown also played well. It wasn’t the result Abbott had hoped for and lost 12-0.

Hockey on the road to Lennoxville
On Sunday the Islanders were on the road travelling to Lennoxville to play the first place team Cougars and came away with a 4-1 win. John Abbott came out ready to play hard, battling every shift. Andriana Calderone scored the first goal of the game midway through the first period. Justine Turcotte scored in the last minute of the second period on a powerplay to double the Islander lead. The ladies came out strong in the third period with another power play goal by Elodie St Jacques. Laurie Hachez scored the Isles final goal. Lennoxville managed to score 1 goal with 0.4 seconds left on the clock. Victoria Bakopanos played a great game, she was chosen as the game’s first star, saving 24 of the 25 shots.

Baseball finish 6th in the National College Baseball Championship
Competing for the 2nd time in this tournament the Islanders faced three very tough opponents in the round robin. The offence had difficulty with the more mature pitchers as other conferences are not limited by age restrictions. Qualifying for the 5th place match the Isles faced off against RSEQ rivals Lionel Groulx in the final match. The offence found their groove putting up 7 runs, unfortunately the nine runs by the Nordiques had the Islanders finishing the tournament in 6th place.

Lacrosse season comes to a close

Lacrosse win 10-4 against Dawson, but needed an 8 goal victory to advance to playoffs. They end the year 3rd in the Southwest with a 3-4 record.

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Upcoming games

Home games:
Friday Nov 1st
19h00 Men’s volleyball (4-2) vs Marianopolis (1-4) LIVE Stream
20h30 Hockey (6-3-0-1) vs Dawson (1-6-1-0)
21h40 Men’s volleyball (4-2) vs Dawson (2-3) ***may start sooner – LIVE Stream

Saturday Nov 2nd
13h00 Football (2nd) vs Sherbrooke (7th) – ¼ final game

Sunday Nov 3rd
12h30 Women’s rugby (1st) vs André-Laurendeau (4th) – semifinal game
14h00 Men’s rugby (1st) vs. TBD (4th) – semifinal game

On the road:
Friday Nov 1st
21h00 Men’s Basketball (1-2) @ Montmorency (2-1)

Sunday Nov 3rd
13h00 Women’s basketball (1-0) @ Vieux-Montréal (1-1)
15h35 Women’s hockey (6-3-0-1) @ St-Laurent (2-7-1-0)

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