- The third place 7-2 Islanders completed their best regular season since 2002 with a 66-14 win over Trois-Rivieres. They will now play host to Beauce-Appalaches (4-5) on Saturday, Nov 1 at 13h00. The Isles defeated the Condors 42-30 in the season opener on August 30.
- The Islander defense had a huge day on Saturday as they forced 7 turnovers. Noel Bunoko had 2 interceptions while Zack Alexis, Dariusz Czeczuk and Kevin Bile all had 1.
- The Islander offense took full advantage of the turnovers and raced out to a 35-0 lead at half time. Quaid Johnson returned to play quarterback and he completed 14 of 23 passes for 230 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran 3 times for 22 yards. Skylar Bayliff had 4 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown and Jaylan Grandison had 2 catches, both for touchdowns of 29 and 38 yards.
- On the ground Glody Musangu carried the ball 12 times for 118 yards and Kyle Lunny had 6 carries for 44 yards. Musangu, Lunny, Jeremy Pride, and Shawn McGrath all had rushing TD’s.
- Kicker JJ Molson was successful on all 9 convert attempts and was good on a 32 yard field goal.
- The Lady Islanders ended the 2014 regular season schedule on Sunday with a 59-7 victory to finish with a perfect 6-0 record. Having clinched first place the week earlier, the coaching staff was able to get some players that had missed the last few weeks due to injury into the game.
- Despite some rust and lack of chemistry, the Lady Islanders were able to score often. Samantha White lead the attack with 3 tries, followed by Tess Armstrong and Erika Scott with 2 tries each, while Dana Silerova and Sidney Cloutier each had a single. Silerova was good on 6 of 8 conversions.
- The Men’s rugby team has capped off an undefeated regular season after beating Champlain St-Lambert 67-0. In a game that saw Abbott players on both teams, the outcome was never in doubt. Strong running and crisp passing lead Abbott to a hard fought win in a game that was plagued by injuries.
- Man of the Match was Zach Pelletier who played 8 man for the Cavaliers due to injuries on their team. Playing against the best team in Quebec, Pelletier led the game in tackles and shined brightly playing against his own team. Tries were scored by Corbin Mcgee, David Pelosi, John Vatch, Aidan McMullan, Jeremy Fleet and Will Vendramini.
- The first place Islanders closed out their regular season schedule with a 21-1 win over last place St-Hyacinthe on Saturday night. They will now play Champlain (Lennoxville) on Saturday in a second half of an Islander playoff doubleheader at 17h30.
- Leading the way with 6 goals was Mathew Paterson while Matthew Muloin had 3 and Keanu Hemlock and Alain Singleton had 2 each.
RSEQ SOCCER BANQUET
- The John Abbott soccer team had a big day at the RSEQ Provincial Soccer Banquet and awards ceremony. Both teams won the Ethique Sportive banners.
- Rookie head coach with the Lady Islander Valmie Ouellet was named RSEQ Coach of the Year while veteran defender Chloe Ricciardi was named to the RSEQ league all-star team, was selected to the CCAA All-Canadian team and was named RSEQ Player of the Year.
- Jessica Delorme and Sanjeet (Sonny) Singh Bahia were named the top student-athlete on their team.
- The Isles finished in 4th place in the first league tournament. Some key injuries and absences contributed to the lack luster performance by Isles in front of their home crowd. With 6 more tournaments to go in the year the Isles have time to right the ship but it will take a total team effort to move forward. Currently tied for 9th out of the 13 teams the Isles will play again in 2 weeks.
- The Islander flag football’s season came to an end this past Sunday. With QB Maude Lacasse out with injury, Marie-Li Lapierre stepped up and did what she could to keep the Isles season hopes alive. Fred Lague-Lalonde, Mady Grenier, and Kelly Chivaro did their part with some great receptions.
- On defense, Leah Darwent, Laura Berube, and Alex Trahan all played well. It was a tough season for the team, but nonetheless, their coaches are extremely proud.
- The Isles’ home opener was played on Friday against Vanier College and the Islander raillied for a 79-73 win. The first quarter was well played by both squads but the Isles struggled in the second quarter scoring only 7 points. Vanier led 42 – 29 at half time.
- With three starters on the bench to start the second half, the Isles were able to cut into the lead led by Daniel Cayer’s 23points and 10 rebound performance. Also making a major contribution was rookie Wilson Kennedy (7 pts) with a break-away dunk.
- Keevon Small (15 pts) and Justin Owen-Renwick (14 pts) came off the bench in the fourth quarter, and made their presence felt with a couple of 3 pointers and a few steals. However, it was Amadu Diene three consecutive offensive rebounds, late in the quarter that seemed to break the Cheetahs’ spirits.
- The women’s basketball team suffered their second consecutive defeat Friday night as the Vanier Cheetahs recorded a 59-41 victory. The Islanders trailed 22-18 after twenty minutes of play but couldn’t control the bigger Cheetahs in the second half. The key stat of the game was rebounding where Vanier held a 75-43 edge.
- Latifah Roach led the Lady Islanders with 12 points and nine rebounds while rookie Sabrina Plamondeon chipped in with eight points.
- The Lady Islanders had a pretty difficult and emotional weekend. Due to many injuries, the team had a short bench and they lacked some key players. In their first game, they started out strong against a first place team and allowed only 2 goals in the first period. Despite all their efforts, they allowed 64 shots on their goalie and lost the game 8-0.
- The next day, they played against Lionel-Groulx in Ste-Therese. They ran out of energy by the end of the game and lost 5-0. Even if the Abbott girls had a tough weekend, they are committed to improve their performance and are doing their best to stay positive and find solution.
GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
The Gatorade Islander Athlete of the Week is football kicker John (JJ) Molson. On Saturday the rookie was good on 9 of 9 converts and kicked a 32 yard field goal for a total of 12 points. He also kicked off 10 times for 596 yards (59.6 ypk).
JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK
|Wed., Oct. 29||20h00||Women’s hockey at Edouard-Montpetit||Longueuil|
|Fri., Oct. 31||19h00||Men’s basketball @ Champlain||St-Lambert|
|Sat., Nov. 1||13h00||Beauce-Appalaches at football (1/4 final)||Memorial Field|
|17h30||Champlain at lacrosse (1/2 final)||Memorial Field|
|20h00||Women’s hockey at Dawson||Montreal|
|Sun., Nov. 2||12h00||Dawson at women’s rugby (1/2 final)||Memorial Field|
|14h00||Brebeuf at men’s rugby (1/2 final)||Memorial Field|
|13h00||Women’s basketball at Nouvelle Frontieres||Gatineau|
|13h00||Montmorency at men’s basketball||Casgrain Gym|