Soccers Sweep Lionel Groulx, Improve Playoff Chances
The ladies won 1-0 on a goal by Shania Callender and put themselves back in the playoff race. They currently sit 3 points out of a semifinal spot. A home and home against Ste Foy (Oct 14 & 16) next week will pretty much decide their fate as the Isles close out the season with 3 games in 6 days.
The guys solidified their playoff chances with a 2-1 win with Collin Williams and Justin Zidle finding the back of the net. Currently in 4th place with 2 games remaining the Isles hope to host a quarter final game on Tuesday Oct 25th.
The Provincial semis and medal games will all be played at John Abbott on October 29th & 30th. A final schedule will be released the week preceding the championship.
Football Back to Their Winning Ways
The John Abbott College Islanders showed what they were made of on Saturday night, scoring 16 unanswered points to beat the Thetford Filions by a score of 30-21 in front of a rowdy Memorial Field crowd. Kwame Osei was a yard shy of the century mark, while Jacob Tanguay-Austin went three-for-four on field goals to improve the Isles to 4-3 on the year.
The home team got off to a great start, scoring two first half touchdowns. The first was an eight yard catch and run from quarterback Jack Zergiotis to stalwart full-back Oliver Quinn. That was followed up two minutes later, when Nick Paliotti blocked a Filon punt and Louis Lavaud scooped it up and jogged into the end zone. Special teams would be pivotal for the Islanders, as kicker Tanguay-Austin hit three field goals and Osei had a big 56 yard kickoff return.
Not to be overlooked, the defense had a great second half as well, keeping Thetford off the scoresheet. The solid performance was highlighted by Markens Valcourt and Louis Lavaud, who each had an interception. Also starring on defense were Denzel Gendron-Muscadin with six solo tackles and Philip Schembre, who recorded Abbott’s only sack.
John Abbott is now in sole possession of 4th place in the RSEQ Division Two. Next week they will face Edouard-Montpetit (3-4) on the road, with an opportunity to clinch a home playoff game with a win. Abbott will then close out the regular season against Trois-Rivieres (2-5) at Memorial Field. The game goes on Saturday, October 22 at 13h00 during the college’s Open House.
Baseball Loses a Heartbreaker in Extras
Going in as the top seed and hosting all the games of the RSEQ baseball playoffs, the Isles had high hopes of success. The boys seemed to come out a bit nervous and it showed with some tentative swings and sloppy defense, giving up 4 unearned runs and staking the Ahuntsic Indians to an early 5-0 lead. The Isles were able to rally back to tie the game and send it to extra innings. Unfortunately another unearned run sealed the Isles fate as they lost 6-5.
Ahuntsic went on the face Edouard Montpetit Lynx in the final. Lady luck seemed to be on the side of the Indians as they again took early advantage of mistakes to jump out to a 4-2 lead. The Lynx were able to push it to extras, but some aggressive base running gave the Indians the upper hand in another 6-5 final.
Hockey Loses First Game this Year
A week after beating the defending regular season champions in overtime, the John Abbott women’s hockey team fell in their rematch with the Dawson College Blues 5-1. The ladies could only generate 18 shots on goal, with one that was taken by Juliana Classen finding the back of the net. Julia D’Alleva, who was credited with an assist on the goal, now leads the team with four points in as many games. Goaltender Aube Racine made 33 saves. Even with the loss, Racine still owns a respectable 2.46 goals-against-average and a 0.917 save percentage. The hockey team is back in action on Friday, October 14 at Mac Arena versus Limoilou, with puck drop scheduled for 19h20.
19-1 loss to Brebeuf