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- Updated May 17 , 2013
WOMEN’S RUGBY WINS THIRD STRAIGHT GAME
On Sunday morning, the Lady Islanders (3-0) remained undefeated after winning 72-0 against Collège Héritage. Dara Brunette lead the attack with 3 tries in the first half of the game. Tori Heseltine and Mercedes Martino each scored a pair, while Kelsey Liversidge, Natasha Hum, Kelsey Martin, Olivia Hamilton, Chanel Breton. Mel Wood finished up the scoring with 6 conversions for 12 points.
The team now has two exhibition games scheduled this week (Monday against McGill and Sunday against visiting St FX University) before resuming league play on October 14th against arch rival Dawson College.
WOMEN’S SOCCER WINS OVER LIONEL-GROULX
Friday night, the Lady Islanders (3-2-1) hosted Lionel-Groulx in another key game in their quest for a playoff spot and won 3-1. The John Abbott squad took the lead in the latter part of the first half when Carina Kesic jumped on a loose ball near the 18 yard line and beat the opposing goaltender who was caught out of position. Early in the second half, Kaitlyn Fournier completed a nice setup by Courtney Streeter to extend the Lady Islander's lead to 2-0. A few minutes later, Bianca Cammuso bulldozed her way through to the end line and set a perfect ball for rookie Julie-Anne Campbell who completed to make the score 3-0. Lionel-Groulx would score their lone goal with about 10 minutes to play.
On a rainy Sunday afternoon, the Lady Islanders played the first game of a home and away series against Collège Édouard-Montpetit. Things did not start well for the Lady Islanders when a defensive mishap allowed Édouard-Montpetit to take a 1-0 lead very early in the game. In the second half, the Lady Islanders switched from their 4-3-3 system to a more offensive 3-5-2. The tactic eventually paid off when, midway through the second half, Fournier scored her third goal of the year on a perfect free kick taken from the edge of the penalty box into the top right hand corner and beat the opposing goalkeeper. Both teams continued to play hard and intense for the remainder of the second half, but no one was able to score a second goal.
MEN’S SOCCER – GOOD WEEKEND
Friday night against Lionel-Groulx, the Islanders (2-3-1) started the game strong and maintained possession of the ball for most of the first half. In the second half, although the Islanders still controlled the ball most of the half, Lionel-Groulx was first to score off a rebound. Immediately following the goal, the Isles would increase their intensity and pressure on the ball. Eventually, striker Nico Lanni forced Lionel-Groulx in committing a mistake of their own with a hand ball in their area. Captain Jamie Charles was assigned the penalty shot and tied the game at 1-1.
On Sunday, the Isles played on the road against Vanier College and won 4-1. The Islanders started the game very strong, took advantage of Vanier's defense right from the start and their pressure resulted in a goal from Jaime Galera-Boulanger. A few minutes later, Mathieu Brunet used his physical presence to win a 1 on 1 battle and scored the second goal for the Isles in the first 10 minutes.
In the second half, the Islanders did a really good job of limiting Vanier’s attacks and controlled the ball for most of the half. In the last 20 min, the Islanders made three substitutions to solidify their defense and the strategy paid off as the Isles scored two goals (Nadeem Meghji and Nico Lanni).
CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING TEAM
On Saturday afternoon, the Islanders Cross-Country Running team travelled to Laval and men’s team took third place while the women’s team finished fourth. On the men’s side, Nicolas Morin was a bullet on the course and finished his 5K run in first place with an amazing 16:24 minutes. Teammates Zachary Sykes (18:09 minutes), Hugo Lopez Diaz (18:39 minutes), Patrick de Lange (19:37 minutes) and Mathew Solomon (20:26 minutes) took the 17th, 22nd, 35th and 48th place respectfully.
On the women’s side, Mikhaela Neelin led the way with a 7th place finish, as she completed her 5K run in 21:01 minutes (gold medal in the Junior category), while Caitlyn Kanters finished 16th with a time of 23:27 minutes, Ashley Craig finished 38th (25:26 minutes) and Nathie Richard finished 42nd (25:29 minutes).
TOUGH WEEKEND FO R THE BASEBALL TEAM
The Islanders’ season (3-11) unraveled last week, as they extended their losing streak to nine and were eliminated from the CIBA playoffs. The Abbott pitching staff faced an astronomical 42 hitters against McGill on Monday in an 11-6 defeat. Abbott had held an early lead, up 6-3 after two on the strength of run-scoring singles by Cory Estwick and Andrew Lynn and a two-run double by Justin Halpern. Yet McGill would turn the tide decisively with three runs in the 4th and five in the 5th, chasing starter Pat Lalonde and straddling Sean Kerrick with his second loss of the year.
Starting Friday night, the Isles had a crucial three-game series against Ottawa and the Isles couldn’t keep their early 2-0 lead as tired Fred Fauteux would surrender 7 runs (4 earned), 8 hits and 4 BB over four innings, en route to his third loss of the season. The double-header road sweep on Sunday opened with a 5-1 decision, as Abbott hitters offered little support to starter Lalonde, leaving an astonishing 13 men on base. While cannon-arm rookie SS Mike Kozlowski recorded an offensive best with a 2-for-3 performance, an otherwise shattered club would surrender 4-1 in a rain-shortened game 2, registering a mere two hits and spoiling a decent complete-game outing by RHP Ryan Tobin (0-2).
MEN’S RUGBY REMAINS UNDEFEATED
On Sunday afternoon, the Isles (5-0) continued to dominate on the pitch as they beat Héritage College from Hull 39-3. The Isles led 17-3 at halftime.
On Saturday night, the Isles (2-3) faced Collège St-Jean in a crucial battle playoff and lost 55-7. Quarterback Quad Johnston connected with Giordano Marinello on a 28 yards scoring play for the only Abbott touchdown. Emanuele Saputo added the convert. In juries continue to plague the Islanders on both offense and defense.
Johnson completed 12 of 25 passes for 117 yards with 1 TD and 1 interception. Richard Rafter had 2 catches for 44 yards and Mathieu Brunet had 3 for 24 yards. Once again Jordan Beaulieu led the Isles in tackles with 11 and he had 1 interception. Zack Alexis had 8.5 tackles and Eric Paquette had 7.5. The game was filled with turnovers on both sides Alex Gascon, Pat Smith and Michael Tapiero all had fumble recoveries.
Saturday afternoon, the Lady Islanders (1-2) dropped a 3-1 game to Collège Lionel-Groulx. While Lionel-Groulx took advantage of their power plays and scored two goals while the Lady Islanders couldn’t capitalize on their scoring opportunities. The lone goal by the Lady Islanders was scored by forward Marie-Pier Corriveau, assisted by Jenna McDougall and Charlotte Brochu but it was too little too late. Lionel-Groulx would add a third goal into an empty net.
GOLF TEAM AT THE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
On cold and rainy Saturday afternoon, the Isles golf team struggled in the opening round of the provincial championship at Golf Lac St-Joseph, north of Québec City. The best score was turned in by Steven King (77, 38-39), followed by Jake Sinclair (82, 42-40), James Huxham (84, 40-44), Ryan Mitchell (86) and J.C. Côté-Sauvé (90, 46-44). On the women’s side, Jackie Pearsall shot a 95 (48-47), Cassie Benneter 96 (48-48) and Nicole Tieman did not finish due to a hamstring injury. Their 329 score got them the 5th place on the day.
On Sunday, the Isles rebounded with their best round of the year, starting with Côté-Sauvé who led the team with a 75 (5 birdies), while King and Huxham both shot a 76, Sinclair finished with a 78 and Mitchell shot an 84. On the women’s side, Benneter scored a 87 and Pearsall shot a 121. Overall, the Isles finished second behind Champlain Ste-Lawrence for the season.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL AT THE FIRST LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
In the first tournament of the season, the Isles finished in 4th place with a 3-2 record. It was an up and down day in a win versus Abitibi 21-25, 25-16, a loss to Brébeuf 19-25, 29-27, then a win against Valleyfield 23-25, 25-18, a loss to Édouard-Montpetit 18-25, 24-26 and then a win to close out the day against Ahuntsic 25-17, 19-25. This tournament was used to shake off the rust of the off season and give the Isles a direction for the next tournament in 3 weeks at Bois-de-Boulogne. Although 6 of 7 starters are returning players, 4 are seeing much more playing time or are playing new positions. Captains Sam Beck and Cedrick Brossard led the way on offence while Tom Willox was a force on defence. Second year veteran Brandon Adaszkiewicz made his debut as setter with admirable success. Special mention goes to Libero Justin Michetti who had numerous spectacular digs and even recorded the rare Libero Kill. All players got to see their share of the floor with everyone contributing in their own way.
Men’s volleyball - Sam Beck, 20 Kills, 1 ace and +10 rating
Women’s soccer - Bianca Camuso intensity on the fight she put on to set up the third goal was to be the highlight of the game vs. Lionel-Groulx
Football & men’s soccer - Mathieu Brunet had 3 catches for 24 yards and kicked off twice for 107 yards the Islander football team and scored a goal for the soccer team on Sunday.
Women’s rugby- Dara Brunette had the opposition under her control the whole game. Two of her 3 tries were individual efforts where she took off from about half field and ran past half the team untouched.
Cross country runner- Mikhaela Neelin led the women’s team with a 7th place finish, as she completed her 5K run in 21:01 minutes (gold medal in the Junior category)
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Women’s soccer player Kaitlyn Fournier is the Female Athlete of the Week as she scored two goals in two games on the weekend.
The Male Athlete is cross country runner, Nicolas Morin who won the 5k with an amazing time of 16:24.
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- Updated May 17 , 2013
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