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Islanders News Sept 16th

Sep 24, 2019

JAC’s inaugural Ribfest September 20-22!
9 home games on campus throughout the weekend!
WBB alumni game 19h00
Women’s Soccer vs Ahuntsic 19h00
Hockey vs Limoilou 20h30
Men’s Soccer vs Ahuntsic 21h00
Football vs Outaouais 13h00
Lacrosse vs Dawson 18h00
Women’s Rugby vs Lennoxville 11h00
Men’s Rugby vs Dawson 12h30
D2 Men’s Soccer vs St Jean 15h00

Men’s Rugby set the tone for the year

Beginning their season on the road, the Isles opened their season with a 41-0 victory over a gutsy Brebeuf. Captained on the day by Nicholas Gagnon, Abbott ran rampant around the field, led by the strong carrying games of William Birch and Sean Sowden. Zachary Gauthier, Joseph Rikley-Krindle. Birch and Julian Noriega scored tries for the forwards, while Liam Wozny, Nicholas Cury and Trevor Davies scored for the backs. Kieran John kicked well for territory and 3/5 on conversions. Nicholas Gagnon missed a long range attempt going 0/1 and Liam Mansfield converted the final try, 1/1. Forward of the game went to Andrew d’Apice for his stellar footwork in contact and back of the game went to Calvin Zullo for his fearless carrying into an aggressive defense. Defender of the game went to Noriega for a herculean second half effort.

Women’s Rugby find their way
The Islanders team opened the season Saturday against Heritage College in Gatineau. The team started the game a little slow, trying to find their legs after the long bus ride. They also had trouble figuring out the aggressive defense of the Heritage Hurricanes. This kept the score close at the half, with the Lady Islanders holding a slim 15-12 lead. Some minor changes, and some fresh subs at the half helped to energize the offence as well as settle the defense as the team worked their way to a 42-17 victory.
Rookie Ella Fodor led the attack with a Hat Trick of tries. Nikita Murray had 2 tries, and Amelia Gauthier, Grace Gunn, and Zenith Leroux each added a try. Kelsey Sylvester add a conversion.
Football continues their winning ways

Travelling to Montmorency last Saturday night where they beat the Nomades 16 to 12, the Isles maintain a perfect 3-0 record on the year. An early touchdown by Shawn Valentine in the first three minutes of the game had the Abbott fans in the stands on their feet and cheering for the first year player. Elijah Williams was quick on his feet, carrying the ball for an impressive total of 178 yards and contributing the winning touchdown in the 4th quarter. Kicker Troy Lendvay was perfect on converts and surprised the Nomades defensive line twice with a fake punt, giving the team two significant runs of 43 and 32 yards.

In the second half, the Islander’s defense stepped up with sacks from Riley Hildebrandt, Paul Salangre (2) and Devin Esposito. Keali Barker added an interception in the winning cause.

Head coach Patrick Gregory was pleased with how his offense moved the ball but quickly had to adapt after a few key injuries. This “threw a wrench into our plans” as the Coach put it. Despite a late fumble that could have sealed the victory coach Gregory said, “… we’ll take it and get better.”

Golf team holding strong
Emily Romancew led the way in Terrebonne with a 73. Thomas Stafford led the men’s team with a 74. Cameron Long (76), Logan Boucher (77) and Zaire Odle (79) also broke 80.
Final team results will be available via the RSEQ on Tuesday.
Baseball split two games this week
After losing their season opener to Andre Laurendeau 3-2 the Isles came back with a vengeance to beat the newcomers to the league Beauce 13-2. Winning pitcher Sébastien Espin who threw 4 innings and was replaced by Jack Kiddo for the remainder of the game. Ethan Carlyle went 3 of 4.Skylar Cameroon has a single and then was hit by pitch in 3 consecutive plate appearances.
Cross Country opens the year with promise
The women’s team secured a 5th place finish (one point shy of 4th place) out of 15 teams. Our top 4 girls finished in the top 30 runners (106 runners total). The men’s team showed a valiant effort in the face of tough competition. They finished in 12th place out of 16 teams.
Flag Football facing stiff competition from the north-east
The team is now 1-1 after a tough loss vs Trois Rivieres on Sunday. Quarterback Jordi Brookman is connecting well with her receivers as she completed 27 of 40 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those touchdowns were caught by Shai-Lyn Cooney who finished with 72 yards on 6 catches. Rookies stepped up again as Morgan Desjardins had 81 yards and 1 TD on 10 catches and Makayla Doyle had 6 catches for 62 yards.
The Islander defense struggled with Trois Rivieres as they chipped away and ate the game clock. Jasmine Brown played well with 7 flags and 1 pass knocked down, Maggie Coffin and Lauren Schneider each had 5 flags and Schneider also had 2 knockdowns. Rushers Isabela Lamosa and Gabrielle Pigeon had 2 and 3 sacks respectively.

Women’s Hockey in exhibition tournament action
Went undefeated in pool play and quarterfinals at the Stoney Creek invitational tournament with an impressive 29 goals for with only 3 against in those 5 games. However a 2-0 loss in the semis ended their weekend one game too soon.

Volleyball teams also in exhibition tournament action
The women were 6-3 on the day finishing in 2nd place unfortunately they were short one set to move on to the quarterfinals. With only two weeks of practice the Islanders showed a lot positive signs with vets leading the way and rookies stepping up.
Leading the day on offense were Gabriela Bonkova (9 stuff blocks, 11 kills and 8 aces) Shannon Rooney (8 kills and 3 aces) Dominique Simoneau (6 kills 5 aces and 13 assists) and Marisol Uriza (6 kills 7 aces).
The men went 4-4 in sets, winning against Victoriaville and Marianopolis, losing against Edouard Montpetit and College Francais. Good for 3rd in the pool but not good enough for 1/4 finals.
Rookies Brandon Ma and James Lee had great debuts, with all players seeing significant floor time.

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