Men’s Volleyball Leading the Pack
With the conclusion of the Fall semester’s games the Islanders find themselves in first place overall after a successful 4-0 result in their only home tournament of the year. They started off the day with straight sets victories over Brebeuf (25-21, 25-22) and St Jerome (25-22, 25-17). Against Marianopolis it was a tighter game going to three sets 26-24, 24-26, 15-6. This set up a must win scenario versus Montmorency to claim top spot on the day. In a very even match up the Isles won 25-22, 20-25, 15-11.
The Isles now sit atop the standings at the midway point of the season with 26 points, 5 points up on Montmorency and St Jerome. The two-headed monster of Markus Nitka and Justin Pemberton led the way on offence with 34 and 33 kills respectively. They also helped anchor a solid serve reception game alongside Tyler Tweedie Smith. Setter Simon Dufour was able to run a balanced offence that saw every hitter record a kill.
League action resumes in January with 3 tournaments before the Conference Championships on March 19th. The Isles have already qualified for the 8 team playoff and cannot be lower than the 6th seed. The focus is to now fine tune their game and win the regular season banner.
Women’s Basketball on top of their Game
The Islanders women’s basketball team improved their league record to 5-0 with a pair of road wins this weekend. They defeated Ahuntsic 74-22 Friday night and then recorded a 70-56 victory over Edouard Montpetit Sunday afternoon. John Abbott will face their biggest test of the season next Friday, December 2nd when they host the 5-1 Montmorency Nomades.
Aliyah Jobe led a well balanced scoring attack with 16 points while Rikki-Lee Blumenfeld and Kelly Corsi added 12 points apiece. Corsi connected on all four of her three-point attempts. All ten players were able to contribute on the score sheet.
On Sunday Jobe once again led the way as she had a game-high 19 points while Andrea Batrla chipped in with 16 and Zoe Arvanitis netted 10 points.
Hockey Playing Well
This past Friday, the hockey team was facing the Dawson Blues at home for the last time in the regular season. Despite a very good game, the Islanders lost 1-0. The team outshot Dawson 33-23 which is a first in recent memory.
With a bye this week the Isles look to prepare for back-to-back games on December 2nd and 3rd. The team is headed in the right direction and is playing good hockey!
Men’s Basketball Lose to Top Ranked Brebeuf
The Islanders were on the road to face the Dynamiques of Brebeuf who are currently ranked #5 in Canada. The Isles had their best offensive output of the year but could not keep pace with Brebeuf losing 108-81. Leading the way for John Abbott were Dylan Cruickshank with 21 points and Adam Pace with 16 points.
Currently in 5th place their next game will be at 6th place Edouard Montpetit this Friday November 25th at 21h00.