ISLANDER TEAMS UNBEATEN
Midway through September and there are still six Islanders teams that are currently undefeated and in first place in their RSEQ leagues.
Football (3-0), lacrosse (2-0), women’s rugby (1-0), men’s rugby (1-0), women’s soccer (2-0-1) and baseball (1-0).
- Islanders played their home opener on Saturday in a driving rain storm and defeated Dawson 12-7. They led 8-3 at halftime.
- Kyle Gilbert, Alan Singleton and Turner Allison all potted hat tricks.
- The first place Islanders pushed their record to 3-0 after an exciting come from behind 24-20 win over College Limoilou. Isles led 7-6 at halftime after an exciting goal line stand.
- Titans led 20-10 after 3 quarters before the Isles Joey Vizzi and Jeremy Comeau scored on touchdown passes from Adam Sinagra.
- In very windy conditions Sinagra completed 20 of 39 passes for 266 yards, 2 TD’s and 2 interceptions.
- Skylar Bayliff was the top receiver with 7 catches for 138 yards and Vizzi had 5 catches for 52 yards.
- Dariusz Czeczuk led a very strong defensive performance by the Isles with 8 tackles while Francesco Frino had 7 tackles and 2 assisted tackles.
- Zacary Alexis and Eugene Whyne both had key second half interceptions.
- In the first game of back to back games with Dawson this back weekend the Lady Islanders won 2-0 on Friday night. Scoring goals were Erin Mink, on a penalty kick and Chloe Riccardi on a beautiful header off a corner kick from Nikki Tellechea.
- On Sunday at home a late second half goal from a great run down the wing by forward Erin Mink gave the JAC women their second win of the double header vs Dawson College 1-0.
- Goalkeeper Brianna Boccardi has yet to give up a goal in three league games this season.
- After 2 pre-season defeats to Western University and Eastern Ontario U18 teams the Lady Islanders felt very well prepared for the start of the 2014 season. They showed that the tough games were worth it by scoring in the first minute of the game. They wouldn’t let up, and showed their superior skill and fitness by cruising to a half time score of 66 – 5 and a final 83-5.
- Samantha led the way with 22 points including 4 tries.
- They finished the game with 12 rookies on the field.
- Great game by the men’s rugby team who pulled out a tough win against a resilient Heritage team. In a game where whistles were frequent and the hits were hard, Abbott overcame Heritage with a 17-3.
- Tries were scored by Joey Bruzzese, Corbin McGee and Zach Jamieson.
- The Islanders have inaugurated the new RSEQ College Baseball League with a 10-3 win over the Edouard-Montpetit Lynx at Springate Park last Wednesday. After yielding an early three-run lead, the Islanders exploded with seven runs in the fourth inning, batting around the order and driving runs with single base hits and walks.
- RHP Matthew Almengo, relieving Shane Mullen, secured the first Abbott win of this new era of college baseball in Quebec. SS Kyle Hazel registered the first, historic hit with a sharp drive to left field, while 1B Brendon Watt drove in the first run with a single to right.
- The Islanders faced the Lionel-Groulx Nordiques on Saturday at Springate, in a double-header shortened by rain. Game 2 will be rescheduled, while Game 1 was suspended in the middle of the 6th, with Abbott trailing 7-6. Lead-off hitter and CF Chandler Philippas was key to a three-run Abbott 2nd with an RBI double.
- Playing in the 2nd golf tournament of their season on a very cold day in Victoriaville the Islanders played much better and finished in a 2nd place tie close behind the leaders from Andre Laurendeau.
- The team was led by David Huxham with 5 birdies to finish -2 (T1 34-36=70). Warren Sellors was T9 (40-39=79), Emilie Tyndall was T13 (40-42=82), Mathieu McDougall was T15 (41-42=83) and Daniel Robinson was 25th (44-44=88).
- On Friday night in Lachine the Islanders were blanked 3-0 by Dawson College, defending provincial champions.
- On Sunday at home against Vanier Jonathan Lafleur scored the JAC goal in a 1-1 draw.
- The Islanders opened their season with a 34-6 loss on Sunday against the 2013 undefeated champions. The Islanders were toe to toe with Vieux until an unfortunate penalty brought tying touchdown back and changed the tone of the game.
- QB Maude Lacasse threw very well, however only managed to complete 13 out of 33 passes as the offense suffered a case of the “dropsies”.
- Mady Grenier had 5 catches for 61 yards and Fred Lalonde had 4 catches for 58 yards and a touchdown.
- Defensively, the Isles struggled with a speedy Vieux offense. The rookies did well, however, with Leah Darwent, Kelly Chiavaro, and Brittany Savage getting 5 flag pulls each.
GATORAGE ISLANDER ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
The Gatorade Islander Athlete of the Week is football defensive lineman John Oda-Gallagher who had a huge game on Saturday night. He made 3 tackles and had 2 key QB’s sacks and another tackle for a loss against Limoilou.
The Gatorade Lady Islander Athlete of the Week is soccer forward Erin Mink who scored goals in both games to lead her team to 2 wins over Dawson College on the weekend.
JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK
|Wed., Sept. 17||19h30||Women’s rugby at McGill||MacEwan Field|
|19h45||Edouard-Montpetit at baseball||Springate Park|
|Thurs., Sept 18||21h15||Concordia vs lacrosse||Memorial Field|
|Fri., Sept. 19||18h00||Women’s basketball vs Algonquin||Gatineau|
|19h00||Women’s soccer at Champlain||St-Lambert|
|21h00||Men’s soccer at Champlain||St-Lambert|
|Sat., Sept 20||12h00||Ahuntsic at baseball (2)||Springate Park|
|12h00||Golf tournament # 3||Granby|
|13h00||Women’s basketball vs St. Lawrence||Gatineau|
|16h45||Rimouski at women’s hockey||MAC Arena|
|20h00||Football at Andre-Grasset||Stade Hebert|
|Sun., Sept 21||12h00||Assomption at baseball||Springate Park|
|13h00||Women’s basketball vs Fanshawe||Gatineau|
|12h30||Flag football vs Maisonneuve||Montreal|
|13h00||Ahuntsic at women’s soccer||Memorial Field|
|15h00||Ahuntsic at men’s soccer||Memorial Field|
|12h00||Women’s rugby at Vanier||St-Laurent|
|13h00||Lacrosse at St-Hyacinthe||St-Hyacinthe|
|13h30||Men’s rugby at Vanier||St-Laurent|
|14h00||Flag football vs Lionel-Groulx||Montreal|