Men’s Rugby Complete the Perfect Season
A motivated team came out to defend their home pitch looking to complete an undefeated season. The Dawson Blues were the only thing that stood in their way. The Blues came ready to play and were looking to avenge a 39-24 loss they suffered in the regular season. The Islanders were able to open the scoring but Dawson was able to answer playing a tight first half. John Abbott held a 12-7 lead going into halftime.
In the second half the Isles showed their grit and determination and began to pull away, putting the game out of reach before the 10 minute mark. Scoring tries for the Isles were tallied by Luca Fedele, David Pelosi, James Thompson and Michael Bergeron.
Swim Team 2 for 2 in Meets so Far
The Islanders were at Vieux Montreal for the second league meet on Friday night. The men won the meet by 122 points over Maisonneuve while the women took the title of St Jerome by a tighter 12.5 point margin. Combined the total was 216.5 over Maisonneuve.
Women’s Basketball Proving they are Among the Best
The Islanders remained undefeated in Division 2 play Friday night with a 62-46 win over the Dawson Blues. The Islanders held a 30-24 halftime lead and put the game out of reach in the third quarter when they outscored the visitors 17-7. Rikki-Lee Blumenfeld led all scorers with 14 points while Darnelle Noel added 13 to the winning cause. Andrea Batrla had a strong game inside with 10 rebounds, 4 blocked shots and 8 points.
Men’s Basketball in the Middle of the Pack
The men’s basketball team had two games this weekend. The first match saw the Isles versus Champlain St. Lambert Cavaliers. The Isles were dominant for most of the game, opening up with an 11 point lead in the first quarter 20-9. The Isles did not look back from there and were in control the entire game, pulling away from the Cavaliers in the fourth quarter for a 73-56 final score. Adam Pace had his first Isles’ double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds, Elie Mouyal had 16 points, 9 rebounds, followed by Dylan Cruikshank with 14 points.
Their next opponent was the league leading Vanier College Cheetahs on Sunday afternoon. The Isles looked shell shocked in the first quarter going down 20-8, but woke up in the second quarter and managed only to be down by 4 at the half 28-24. In the second half the Isles took a two point lead but squandered that, however, kept the game close. Isles’ foul trouble kept Vanier shooting free throws for most of the second half and gave the Cheetahs the lead. The final tally was 71-62. Elie Mouyal led the Isles with 15 points, while Dylan Cruickshank added 14 points.
Hockey Hit the Road and Earn a Split
The Islanders had a double header this weekend facing the first place team in the league, Limoilou still undefeated in regular time. The Islanders battled hard tying up the score 1-1 after a period on a goal by Jessica Bouchard and 2-2 after the second period on a power play by Hailey Burns. Limoilou came out strong in the third period adding 2 more goals to the scoreboard. Aube Racine kept the team in the game with 49 shots against. The game ended 4-2 for Limoilou.
Sunday afternoon the Islanders faced Rimouski after a long night of travel. The team came out strong and dominated the game with a 5-2 win. Julia d’Alleva got 1 goal and 3 assists, Hailey Burns scored 2 goals, Julianna Classen got 1 goal and 1 assist and Cassidy Peck scored her first goal of the season. The Islanders outshot their opponent 40 to 25.
Cross Country Runner in Sault Ste Marie
Camille Dumont qualified to race in the CCAA National Championship to represent John Abbott and the RSEQ. Running her best time of the year at 20 minutes 21 seconds for 5km, Camille finished 22nd out of 112 of the best runners in Canada.
Women’s Rugby Fall Short of the Ultimate Goal
The Islanders faced off against their toughest opponent this year, the Dawson Blues. The Isles had won the regular season meeting 10-7 and the Blues were looking to turn the tide in last Sunday’s Regional Final. In a game that seemed to have no flow both teams battled for field position, with neither team able to gain much ground. There were also two major injuries that caused delays of over 10 minutes each.
Dawson was able to score first taking a 7-0 lead into the half. In the second half the Isles tried to push for the equalizer playing most of the half within the Blues 22, but Dawson’s defence held strong and did not concede the try. Late in the game Dawson sealed the victory with a try making the final 12-0.
GMAA Volleyball All-Star Game
The Islanders hosted the 5th edition of the GMAA Juvenile Volleyball All-Star Game. 15 high school girls and 7 boys competed against the Islander varsity teams in exhibition matches. The Islanders were victorious in all set but the high school competition was definitely up to the task. The girl’s game came down to a 26-24 score while the boys battled to 30-28 score in one of the sets.