Islanders Sports News

MEN’S BASKETBALL WINS TWO

  • The first place Islander men’s basketball team (8-2) closed out the first half of their schedule at home this past weekend with huge wins over second place Champlain St-Lambert and third place Ste-Foy.
  • On Friday night it was all Cavaliers, racing out of the gates with quick scores and tough defense, the half time score was 35-25. In the third quarter, the Isles made up some ground winning the quarter 14-12, and closing in on the lead 47-39.
  • Once again the Isles saved their best performance for the fourth quarter scoring a team high 35 points, and winning the quarter (35-15) and the game 74-62.
  • Justin Owen-Renwick lead the squad with 28 points and 5 assists, and Isaac Netto made an impact on his return from injury with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Daniel Cayer had another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, Keevon Small finished with 10 pts.
  • Sunday’s game in the Casgrain Gym was a revenge match versus Ste. Foy, the team that gave the Isles their first loss. The Isles came out against Ste. Foy dominating the first quarter and controlling some of the second quarter. The game was delayed for several minutes in the second quarter due to a serious injury to a Ste. Foy player. When play resumed, the Isles seemed shaken and the Dynamiques played inspired basketball.  The score at halftime was 42-34 for Abbott.
  • The Isles came out in the second half showing their poise, and executing their offence to control the game. The lead was never in jeopardy, as the team cruised to the 80-71 victory.
  • Cayer had another double-double with 24 points and 13 boards, followed by Owen-Renwick with 23 and Small had 14 points and 5 boards.

SWIMMERS MAKE IT 3 STRAIGHT

  • Last Friday at CEGEP Ahuntsic, Islander swimmers won both the women’s and men’s section of the meet and scored 363 points more than 2nd place Valleyfield.
  • Only two of Abbott’s men won individual gold medals, rookies Mitchell Grant, in the 50M Breaststroke and Etienne Genesse-Grenier in the 100M Backstroke and he also placed 2nd in the 100M Fly. Rookie Nicolas Lebrun placed 2nd twice narrowly being touched out for first in the 50M Freestyle.  Elliot Magwood was solid in the 50M Breaststroke placing 2nd and Captain Nicholas Salama-Siroishka placed 3rd in the 200M Freestyle. Rookie Dan Grout got his first 3rd place finish in the 100M Butterfly.
  • The gold medal relay was made up of Genesse-Grenier, Magwood, Salama-Siroishka and Felix Lalande (his first gold medal with Abbott).    The men’s bronze medal relay was made up of Nicholas Lebrun, Corey Chan, Max Roderbourg and Justin Turrin.
  • The women were led by two more rookies, Emma O’Donnell with two 2nd places finishes in the 50M Breaststroke and 50M Freestyle, and Melanie Nguen with silver in the 100M Backstroke.  Other individual bronze medalists were Mary Anne Inglis 50M Breaststroke, Caroline Di Vita 50M Backstroke, and Jillian Simpson 50M Butterfly.
  • The gold medal relay was composed of Nguen, O’Donnell, Victoria Bradshaw and Melynda-Sue Marquis (her first gold medal with Abbott). The women’s bronze medal relay was composed of Di Vita, Inglis, Simpson and Ariana Ouiment.
  • Male swimmer of the meet goes to Etienne Genesse-Grenier and female swimmer of the meet goes to Emma O’Donnell.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY – ONE & ONE

  • The Lady Islanders played against Lionel-Groulx and Andre-Laurendeau on the weekend. On Friday, at home against Lionel-Groulx the Lady Islanders despite a valiant effort as they continued to play with a very short bench lost 6-1. They never quit and out played the Nordiques in the third period. Joelle Spooner scored the lone Abbott goal.
  • For Saturday’s game, the Lady Islanders wore the White ribbons in memory of the brave 14 girls and women who lost their lives at Ecole Polytechnique. Andre Laurendeau also held a moment of silence before the drop of the puck.
  • The lady Islanders started off flat in the first period and the Boomerang scored first but the Islanders replied right away with Sherry Duncan’s first goal of the season and they went on to win 5-3.
  • In the second period, rookie Meghan Girard was awarded a penalty shot while killing a 5 on 3 power play and she scored with a powerful slap shot, also her first goal of the season. Later in the period Duncan scored her 2nd goal on a power play assisted by Justine Savoie.  At the end of the second period, the Islanders had a 3-1 lead. In the 3rd period,
  • Andre-Laurendeau came out and scored two quick goals to tie it up.  After a John Abbott timeout to help the team get refocused, Duncan scored two more goals secure the win and her first four goal game as an Islander.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The women’s basketball team ended the first half of the season with a 68-44 loss to the Champlain Cavaliers. The Islanders trailed 20-15 at halftime but were dominated in the second half by the more experienced Cavaliers. John Abbott was out rebounded 49-30 and shot only 23% from the field.
    • Latifah Roach was the only Islander in double figures with 17 points.

GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

The Gatorade Islander Male Athlete of the Week is Justin Owen-Renwick who scored 51 points (28 and 23) and added 7 assists and 8 steals in a pair of very important league games on the weekend for first place men’s basketball team.

The Gatorade Islander Female Athlete of the Week is hockey forward Sherry Duncan who had a career game on Saturday when she scored 4 goals in the Lady Islanders’ 5-3 win over Andre-Laurendeau.

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

No games this week for the John Abbott teams as they head into exam time.

Islander Sports News

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

  • In the last tournament of the semester the Islander volleyball team faced a situation where they had to finish in first place to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Isles fought hard all day beating Bois de Boulogne 25-18, 25-13, 25-16, then dropping two sets to Ahuntsic 25-21, 22-25, 18-25. In the last match of the day against Marianopolis the Isles played their most spirited volleyball but fell short 22-25, 25-21, 24-26. Although not mathematically eliminated, it will take a Christmas miracle for the Isles to earn one of the top 8 playoff spots.
  • The Isles wish former captain and current Libero Matthew Cross all the best in his future endeavours as he will be graduating this semester. In a season and a half Matt has suffered through nerve impingement, chronic knee soreness/sprains, shoulder strains, partial paralysis, and a lacerated lip (5 stitches). He has given his all for the blue & gold and was rewarded today with the ever elusive Libero kill along with several stellar digs on defence. The team will not be the same without you!

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The Islanders men’s basketball team was handed their second loss of the season by College Montmorency.  Playing in Laval on Sunday the 6-2 Islanders came up short 63-56.  Going into the game the first place Isles were ranked 4th in Canada.
  • Once again, the Islanders had a slow start in the opening quarter and fell behind at the half 35-26. At the start of the second half, the Isles came out focused and determined, but they could not sustain their concentration level throughout the third quarter. Mental errors at crucial times and dreadful shooting late in the last quarter cost the team the game.
  • Keevon Small had a double-double performance with 15 points and 13 rebounds, Justin Owen-Renwick and Wilson Kennedy each had 12 points, and Daniel Cayer had 11 points and 9 rebounds.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • On Sunday in Laval the women’s basketball team suffered an 85-43 defeat to the defending National Champion Montmorency Nomads. The Islanders jumped out to a 10-5 lead but the Nomads responded with an 18-2 run to close out the quarter and dominated the reminder of the game. Latifah Roach was the only Islander in double figures with 13 points.

2014 GREY CUP

  • Congratulations go out to former John Abbott student-athlete and employee (print room) Rene Parades (#30) on winning the 2014 Grey Cup.  This is the second straight year a former Islander football player has won this prestigious championship, Chris Milo with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

The Gatorade Islander Athlete of the Week is graduating captain and libero from the men’s volleyball team Matthew Cross.  He has given his all for the blue & gold battling numerous injuries and is also the outgoing VP External for SUJAC.  Best of luck Matt!

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
Fri., Dec. 5 18h30 Champlain at women’s basketball Casgrain Gym
19h15 Lionel-Groulx at women’s hockey MAC Arena
19h30 Swim meet at Ahuntsic Montreal North
20h30 Champlain at men’s basketball Casgrain Gym
Sat., Dec. 6 19h30 Women’s hockey at Andre-Laurendeau LaSalle
Sun., Dec. 7 13h00 Ste-Foy at men’s basketball Casgrain Gym

Islander Sports News

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The John Abbott women’s basketball team rallied from a 16-point second quarter deficit to defeat the Trios-Rivieres Diablos 56-53 on Friday night before an enthusiastic crowd. Latifah Roach’s driving lay-up with 16 seconds remaining in the game broke a 53-53 tie and the veteran point guard added a foul shot with five seconds to give the Islanders their first league win of the season.
  • The Islanders trailed 19-3 early in the second quarter but spirited play from the bench allowed them to cut the deficit to 32-26 at halftime.
  • Roach was John Abbott’s top scorer with 16 points while Meagan Delany added 10 to the winning cause.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The first place men’s basketball team extended their winning streak to 6 consecutive wins; and a league record of 6-1 by beating Edouard-Montpetit Lynx on Friday night in Longueuil.
  • The Lynx took the lead at the half, outscoring Isles 42-39. But the Isles regrouped to start the second half and outscored the Lynx 24-6 in the third quarter to take the overall lead 63-48. The final quarter saw the teams trading basket, and the Isles won the game by the final score of 70-55.
  • The Isles are now ranked 5th in Canada.
  • Justin Owen-Renwick was the big gun for Abbott with 21 points, while rookie Wilson Kennedy had a career high 16, followed by Keevon Small with 11.  Veteran Daniel Cayer pulled down 13 rebounds and rookie DJ Ngom grabbed 12.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

  • It was a rough day as the Lady Islander volleyball team started off slowly but fought hard at the end of the day.  They played Vieux Montreal (L 19-25, L 22-25), Saint Jerome (L 23-25, W 25-15, L 13-15), Montmorency (L 24-26, L 16-25) and Mont Laurier (W 25-23, L 22-25, W 15-6)
  • Veteran Wassila Harkouk had a fantastic day providing leadership and very consistent play throughout the day! She finished the day with 14 kills (+10 attack), 5 stuff blocks, 5 aces, 42 digs, 2.47 SRR.
  • Sarah Zucchelli finished with 12 kills (+10 attack), 14 stuff blocks (+12 blocking), 1 ace, 7 digs and Marie-Audrey Levesque also showed significant improvement finishing with 12 kills, 2 aces, and 23 digs.
  • Rookie Sofia Arambulo-Cevallos came off the bench on many occasions providing steady serving and defense!

GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

The Gatorade Islander Athlete of the Week is women’s volleyball player Wassila Harkouk who had a fantastic day at Vieux Montreal on Sunday providing leadership and very consistent play throughout the day! She finished the day with 14 kills (+10 attack), 5 stuff blocks, 5 aces, 42 digs, 2.47 SRR.

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
Fri., Nov 28 19h30 Women’s hockey at St-Laurent St-Laurent
Sat., Nov. 29 16h45 Dawson at women’s hockey MAC Arena
Sun., Nov. 30 9h00 Men’s volleyball league tournament LaSalle
13h00 Women’s basketball at Montmorency Laval
15h00 Men’s basketball at Montmorency Laval

Islander Sports News

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The Casgrain Sport Complex was buzzing with excitement Friday night as Dawson College Blues took on John Abbott College Islanders in front of a capacity crowd. The game was not well played by either team, but the first place Isles were able to prevail 80-72.
  • They took a two point lead into the locker room 36-34. There was not much of a difference in play from the opening quarters to the start of the third quarter; however, the Isles increased their lead by three points 55-52.
  • The final quarter was all Isles; the team woke up, and executed their game plan to increase their lead to 18 points. The Isles (now 5-1 and ranked 6th in Canada) were led by Justin Owen-Renwick with 24 points; Keevon Small had 19 points and 9 rebounds; and Daniel Cayer came off the bench to score 16 points and pull 10 boards.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • Despite an outstanding performance by Latifah Roach on Friday night the women’s basketball team dropped a 72-56 decision to the Dawson Blues. The Islanders trailed 52-50 with nine minutes to play but the Blues went on an 11-1 run to put the game out of reach.
  • Roach had a team-high 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals while rookie Claudia Gagnon added 11.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

  • On Saturday afternoon the Lady Islanders saw a 2-1 lead disappear in the third period as they stumbled against College Andre-Laurendeau 4-2.
  • Courtney Bolduc and Joelle Spooner scored goals for the Lady Isles.

FOOTBALL

  • RSEQ D2 league all-stars were named last week and the Islanders were well represented.   Making the all-star team were Zachery Alexis (safety), John Molson (kicker), John Oda-Gallagher (Defensive end) and Skylar Bayliff (receiver).  Head coach Patrick Gregory and his staff were named Coaching Staff of the Year.

VOLLEYBALL GMMA ALL-STAR GAMES

  • On November 14th the Islanders hosted the 3rd Annual GMAA All-Star volleyball game. A total of 25 high school student athletes representing 13 schools competed against our varsity teams.
  • JAC Lady Islanders vs GMAA – 25-20, 25-17, 25-16, 25-16, GMAA MVP – Maxime Simoneau from Westwood High School.
  • JAC Islanders vs GMAA – 25-22, 25-14, 31-29, 25-9, GMAA MVP – Jeremy Lewis from Beaconsfield High School.

SYNCHRO

  • The John Abbott Synchro team competed at the McGill Invitational on Sunday and performed very well, the A team placed 3rd and the B team placed 10th.

GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

The Gatorade Islander Female Athlete of the Week is women’s basketball player Latifah Roach who was outstanding on Friday night with a team-high 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

The Gatorade Islander Male Athlete of the Week is basketball guard Justin Owen-Renwick who led the nationally ranked Islanders with 24 points in the 80-72 win over Dawson.

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
Fri., Nov 21 19h00 Trois-Rivieres at women’s basketball Casgrain gym
21h00 Men’s basketball at Edouard-Montpetit Longueuil
Sun., Nov 23 9h00 Women’s volleyball league tournament Vieux Montreal

Islander Sports News

CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY – BANNER DAY FOR JOHN ABBOTT

It was a banner day for John Abbott teams on Sunday at Memorial Field. The women’s rugby, men’s rugby and lacrosse team all won their regional championship games in highlight fashion.  Excellent weather brought out great crowds for all three games. All three teams also received banners for finishing in first place during the regular season and the women’s rugby team won the “Ethique Sportive” banner as well.

WOMEN’S RUGBY

  • The Lady Islanders rugby team capped off an undefeated season Sunday with a 25-5 victory over Champlain College.  The Lady Islanders withstood a strong push by Champlain in the opening minutes of the game as they marched to the goal line.  After the early stop they fought the rest of the half gaining territory against the wind, and were able to score twice by Dana Silerova and Samantha White.
  • In the second half the Lady Islanders were able to use the wind to their advantage and kept Champlain pinned in their half for almost the whole time.  Some costly penalties and untimely handling errors cost them some scoring chances, but they were still able to extend their lead off tries from Tess Armstrong and twice by Pershea Alaei.  Champlain was able to score once late in the game, but was too late to jeopardize the victory and a 3rd straight championship.
  • After the match, Samantha White, Dana Silerova, Erika Scott and Pershea Aleai, and the coaching staff were named to the league All Star team.

MEN’S RUGBY

  • An amazing undefeated season came to a positive end on Sunday as the Islanders shutout Dawson College 36-0.  Although the Islanders continued to show off their offensive skills it was their unconquerable and unmoving defense that proved to be the difference.
  • Team Canada select Aiden McMullen was the Man of the Match scoring 16 points on 2 ties and 3 conversions while David Pelosi, Jonathan Vatcher-Alaei, Thomas Cote-King and Andrew Knopp scored 1 try each.
  • Raphael Cininni, Corbin McGee and Jonathan Vatcher-Alaei were named to the all-star team.

LACROSSE

  • In the championship game on Sunday the Islanders overwhelmed Dawson College 22-9. The first place Islanders commanded the game throughout seeing a consistent barrage of strong offence coming from Alan Singleton (5 goals), Turner Allison (3 goals and 4 assists), Kyle Gilbert (4 goals), Ryan McCallum (3 goals), Mathew Muloin (3 goals), Matthew Patterson (2 goals) and Keanu Hemlock (2 goals).
  • The defensive effort shut down their opponent never letting up.
  • Named to the league all-star team were Singleton, McMillan, Allison, Paterson and the coaching team of Ken Cave and Dave Pare.

FOOTBALL

  • The Islanders saw their best season in 14 years come to an end on Saturday in the semi-final playoff against second place Andre-Grasset 30-10.  The Isles finished up the season with an 8-3 record.
  • The Isles fell behind early but railed in the second quarter and went into the locker room at half time with the momentum and down 21-10.  Unfortunately they could not generate any points in the second half.
  • QB Quaid Johnson completed 8 of 27 passes for 60 yards.  His favorite targets were Skylar Bayliff with 3 catches for 25 yards and Raoul Baroudi with 3 catches for 18 yards.
  • Defensively Jean Exume had 13 tackles and a second quarter interception, John Oda-Gallagher had 8 tackles, 1 QB sack and 2 tackles for loss, and Pat Smith had 9 tackles and 2 TFL.  Liam Gilmore had an interception.

ISLANDER SWIMMERS WIN MOONLIGHT SPECIAL

  • It had been over 40 years since College Marie-Victorin hosted a swim meet and no one thought to ask about the pool lighting. So last Friday night Abbott swimmers, along with 10 other Sud-Ouest teams, found themselves swimming in a pool that reminded one of a moonlight swim!  Despite the lack of lighting, the Islanders once again swamped the opposition winning the overall point score with a total of 1184.5 to runner up Maisonneuve with 465.5.
  • Highlights were both the women’s and men’s relays placing 1st and 2nd and the men finishing 1-2-3-4 in the 50 Backstroke.
  • Individually the women were led by Melanie Nguyen winning 3 gold medals, followed by Emma O’Donnell with a gold, silver and bronze.  Nathalie Paquin dominated the 50 Fly winning easily and won a second gold on the relay. Other medalists were Sara Armistead, Caroline Di Vita, Melynda-Sue Marquis, Victoria Bradshaw, Pascale Robins and Ariana Ouimet.
  • The Men were inspired by Jonathan Wong and Nicolas Lebrun – both with 2 golds and 1 silver.  Team Captain, Nicholas Salama-Siroishka, won – for the first time in his history with Abbott – the 100 Freestyle and placed 3rd in the 50 Fly.  Other medalists were Connor Graham, Alex Ingrouille, Alex Baiu, Brandon Adams, Mitchell Grant, Dan Grout and Felix Lalande.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

  • In league tournament #3 the Islanders tied for 1st place, but due to tie-breaking rules will not be moving up to Section B.  The day started strong with sweeps against Bois de Boulogne (25-15, 25-21, 25-18) and Ahuntsic (25-22, 25-17, 25-10).
  • The Isles needed to take two of the next three against André Laurendeau to move up; things started well with a 25-18 win, but the team was unable to string together enough points and lost the next two sets by identical 21-25 scores.
  • Jonny Diamond made his debut as a setter and captain of the Isles team and had a solid day. Hopefully the rest of the team will find their rhythm in time to make a playoff push.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • Last Wednesday in Longueuil the men’s basketball team took their 3-1 record on the road to face Edouard-Montpetit.  The Lynx were ready, and took a 17-12 first quarter lead, but the Isles answered with a 16-11 second quarter to tie the Lynx at the half 28-28.
  • The third quarter was all Lynx, and they raced out in the third to a score of 49-31. Ranked 6th in Canada the Isles regrouped behind Keevon Small’s 20 points and 20 boards to outscore the Lynx in the fourth quarter 25-11, winning the game 65-60, and extending their record to 4-1. Other Isles contributors were Justin Owen-Renwick 15points and 6 rebounds, and Daniel Cayer with 10 points and 13 boards.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The women’s basketball team remained winless in league play as they dropped a 64-51 decision to Edouard Montpetit Wednesday night. The Islanders held a 31-27 lead at halftime but poor shooting in the second half proved to be their downfall.
  • Latifah Roach led all scorers with 17 points while Jaslin Khera added 11.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

  • On Saturday, the Lady Islanders faced Limoilou in Quebec City and lost 7-1. In the first period, the John Abbott Lady Isles had a slow start and Limoilou took the lead 4-0. In the second period, the Lady Islanders skated hard and Courtney Bolduc scored the only Islanders’ goal assisted by Samantha Boudreau.
  • The next day in Rimouski the Lady Islanders were shutout by the Pioneers 5-0. The Lady Islanders started the game strong but were outshot 16 to 8 in the first period. Rimouski were opportunistic and scored their first goal on a power play. In the second period, Rimouski took advantage of their chances and scored the next two goals of the game. The Lady Islanders came back strong in the third period and out skated Rimouski, but they could not capitalize on their scoring opportunities.

GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
The Gatorade Islander Male Athlete of the Week is lacrosse forward Alan Singleton who scored 5 goals and added 2 assists in the championship game versus Dawson.
The Gatorade Islander Female Athlete of the Week is women’s rugby player Dana Silerova.  The first year flanker came up big in the championship game against Champlain College scoring 1 try and played a huge role in the team’s success this season.

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
Fri., Nov. 14 18h30 Dawson at women’s basketball Casgrain Gym
  20h30 Dawson at men’s basketball Casgrain Gym
Sat., Nov. 15 16h45 Andre-Laurendeau at women’s hockey MAC Arena

Islander Sports News

CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 9

Memorial Field at John Abbott College will be the site of three RSEQ Collegiate championship game on Sunday, November 9 and John Abbott will be participating in all three.

11h00 – Women’s rugby Champlain (Lennoxville) (2) vs Lady Islanders (1)

13h00 – Men’s rugby Dawson (2) vs Islanders (1)

15h00 – Lacrosse Dawson (2) vs Islanders (1)

Full canteen will be available on site.

 

FOOTBALL

  • About 650 brave souls weathered the cold and wind on Saturday afternoon to watch the Islanders come from behind to defeat Beauce-Appalaches 30-26 in the quarter-final playoff game.  The Condors led 18-2 at halftime.
  • Jeremy Pride (2), Raoul Baroudi and Quaid Johnson all scored second half touchdowns to spearhead the comeback but it was the Islander defense who came up big in the end.  QB sacks by Pat Smith and John Oda-Gallagher in the final minute help to keep the Condors out of the end zone.
  • Johnson completed 18 of 37 passes for 266 yards and 1 TD.  Baroudi had 8 catches for 98 yards and Skylar Bayliff had 5 for 69 yards.  Glody Musandu carried the ball 14 times for 90 yards and Johnson 9 times for 56.
  • Smith led the Isles defense with 16 tackles while Linebacker Jermaine Ogilvie-Wright had 15 and Jean Exume 11 and Conrade Luthe 10.
  • The Isles will now travel to Montreal North to play Andre-Grasset at 13h00 on Saturday, Nov 8.

WOMEN’S RUGBY

  • The Lady Islanders reached the 2014 Finals with a 27-5 victory over rival Dawson College.  The lady Islanders came out strong and took a 17-0 lead into half time with 2 hard earned tries from Tess Armstrong and a great team play capped off by an 80 sprint to the end zone by Erika Scott.  Kyra Carleton was good on a conversion.
  • The second half was much slower due to untimely errors and costly penalties that prevented either team from creating much offence.  But the Lady Islanders were able to persevere, and score 2 more tries by Ngalula Fuamba and Pershea Alaei for a 27-5 final.
  • In a rematch of last year’s final the Lady Isles will be looking for their 3rd straight Championship and undefeated season when they play host to Champlain College from Lennoxville next Sunday.

MEN’S RUGBY

  • While it might have been cold outside, the Islander Rugby team was hot as ever in their semi-final against Brebeuf. After a pair of yellow cards were presented to both teams, Abbott capitalized with Max Marini scoring on a long run and the game soon got out of hand and Abbott went on to seal their position in finals with a 74-5 win.
  • Man of the Match was Brian Foster who outworked everyone on the field. Winning every ruck possible and sacrificing his body for tackle after tackle, Foster was the physical presence Abbott needed to dominate Brebeuf.
  • Try Scorers included Joe van der Sluys, Thomas Cote-King, Sam Montminy, Will Vendramini, Mike Bergeron, Brian Foster, Max Marini (3 tries) and Aidan McMullan (3 tries and 8 conversions).

LACROSSE

  • In the semi-final matchup on Saturday the first place Islanders overwhelmed Champlain (Lennoxville) 15-5.  Alan Singleton led the way with 6 goals while Turner Allison had 4, Matthew Collard and Matthew Muloin had 2 each and Eric Whissell added 1.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

  • Playing in division 2 on Sunday in Terrebonne, the Lady Islanders played to a 2-2 overall record with wins over Maisonneuve and St-Jean.
  • While Wassila Harkouk provided a very consistent presence with 12 kills (+9 attack), 4 aces, 3 stuff blocks, 36 digs, 1.97 SRR, the player of the day goes to Alessandra Bernard who is coming back from injury provided the most consistent effort throughout the day with 14 kills, 6 aces, 5 stuff blocks, 10 digs (+6 attack, +3 serve, +4 block).

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • Friday night the men’s basketball team played Champlain College in St. Lambert. The Isles took a quick lead at the end of the first quarter to lead Champlain by 24-14 and took a 16 point advantage into the locker room at halftime, 41-25.
  • The Isles kept their composure, and held off the Cavaliers for the victory, 78-67. Daniel Cayer led all scorers with 24 points and 7 rebounds, and Keevon Small had his first double-double of the year with 20 points and 10 rebounds, Amadou Diene  played great defence on Cavaliers’ dominate post player, and contributed with a personal high of 10 points.
  • With one day rest, the first place Islanders were back on the hardwood at the Casgrain Sport Complex playing against the Montmorency Nomades. They pushed their early season record to 3-1 with a 58-53 win.
  • The Isles were not up to form for the afternoon game and fell behind early.  They got back into the game in the second quarter with a 18-9 run but were still down at half time 31-28. With a firm talking to from the head coach, the Isles came out in the third quarter with more focus, and held the Nomades to four points to take the third quarter 18-4, and the lead 46-35. The Nomades mounted a run of their own in the fourth, while the Isles looked tentative and confused, but were able to seal the win with late free-throws. Leading scorers were Cayer with 21 points and 8 rebounds, and Small and Teon Mentha with 12 points each.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The women’s basketball team suffered their third consecutive league defeat Sunday in Gatineau when they dropped a 76-63 decision to Nouvelles Frontières. The Lady Islanders led 22-21 after the first quarter and trailed by two, 34-32 at halftime. However Nouvelles Frontières dominated the third quarter and took an 18-point lead into the final ten minutes of play.
  • The Islanders staged a strong comeback and pulled to within seven points but that was as close as they would get.  Latifah Roach led the Lady Islanders with 14 points while Jaslin Khera and Chantelle Haughton chipped in with 11 points apiece.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

  • Last Wednesday in Longueuil the Lady Islanders lost 5-3 to College Edouard- Montpetit.  Goals by Samantha Taylor, Charlotte Brochu (power play) and Aurelle Florant-Lacaille made it 4-3 after 2 periods.
  • In the third period, Abbott was unlucky and got 3 penalties against them although they never give up.
  • On Saturday night the women’s hockey team played against Dawson with a lot of heart but came up short 4-1.   Erika Pharand scored with the help of her line mates, Lydia Boyer and Daphney Ducharme-Roy. The Lady Islanders did not stop working hard during the second period however the score remained 2-1 for Dawson.
  • In the third period the Blues scored an even strength goal and an empty net goal.

GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

The Gatorade Islander Male Athlete of the Week is football linebacker Pat Smith who led the Islander defense on Saturday with 16 tackles and a key QB sack in the game’s final minute.

The Gatorade Islander Female Athlete of the Week is rugby player Tess Armstrong who was the best player on the field in the rugby semi-final game. She led the team in scoring, with 2 tries, and was the most aggressive player on defense.

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
Wed., Nov. 5 19h00 W-basketball at Edouard-Montpetit Longueuil
21h00 M-basketball at Edouard-Montpetit Longueuil
Fri., Nov. 7 19h30 Swim meet # 2at Vieux Montreal Montreal
Sat., Nov. 8 13h00 Football at Andre-Grasset (1/2 final) Montreal North
19h30 Women’s hockey at Limoilou QC City
Sun., Nov. 9 9h00 Men’s volleyball league tournament St-Lambert
11h00 Champlain at women’s rugby final Memorial Field
13h00 Dawson at men’s rugby Memorial Field
15h00 Dawson at lacrosse Memorial Field
14h00 Women’s hockey at Rimouski Rimouski

Islander Sports News

WOMEN’S RUGBY

  • In a showdown of 2 undefeated teams, the Lady Islanders rugby team showed that they are the team to beat this year, knocking off Lennoxville 17-0.  They led 10-0 at halftime after a penalty kick from Dana Silerova and a try from Erika Scott (converted Silerova).
  • The second half was a constant struggle by these two top teams to take control of the game.  Neither team giving an inch to the opponent. Late in the half, Scott sealed the victory with another try after some strong play by the team that wore the defense down.  The conversion by Dana Silerova.

MEN’S RUGBY

  • Despite a slow start, Abbott came away with a landslide victory of 57-19. Leading the charge was man of the match Zach Jamieson who seemed to score at will and accounted for 20 of the team’s points.
  • Despite many injuries Abbott pulled away in the second half showing off their pace and top level conditioning. Tries were scored by Jamieson (4), Joey Bruzzese (2), Alex Pantis, Aidan McMullan (1 try, 6 conversions) and Max Marini.

FOOTBALL

  • The surging Islanders pushed their record to 6-2 after a 33-2 victory over last place Drummondville on Saturday night.
  • With 1 game remaining the win guarantees that the Isles will host a playoff game for the first time since 2007.  The game will be played on Saturday, Nov. 1, game time TBA.
  • QB Lorenz Macdonald completed 13 of 24 passes for 134 yards and 1 TD. His favorite targets were Raoul Baroudi with 4 catches for 33 yards, Mathew Lamorte 4 for 39 and Emilio Cecere with 4 for 55 yards and 1 touchdown. Glody Musango was the leading rusher with 8 carries for 82 yards.
  • Defensively the Isles were led by Jean Exume with 13 tackles and Jermaine Ogilvie-Wright with 8.  Gabriel Beauchamp and John Oda-Gallagher each had QB sack, while Nagee Haddock and Francesco Frino each had an interception.

LACROSSE

  • On Saturday the first place Islanders defeated second place Dawson 14-10.  With 1 regular season game remaining the Islanders will host a semi-final game on Saturday, Nov. 1.
  • Alan Singleton and Turner Allison led the Islander offense with 6 points each. Awesome defense for Jon Boisvert for keeping their top scorers to one point.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

  • In one of the best games of their season, the Lady Isles battled to a 0-0 tie against then second place Ahuntsic. The defensive line was solid though the game as was rookie keeper Sophie Van Horne who played a strong game and deserved the shutout.
  • Playing at home on Sunday the JAC women soccer team fell short of their season objective of making the playoffs losing 1-0 to Champlain College. The women played well and control much of the game but an unlucky bounce in the penalty box during the second half gave the opposition a 1-0 lead. Despite a change of formation and pushing more players forward, the JAC women could not get the goal back to tie the game.

SWIM TEAM

  • The Abbott Swimmers continued where they left off last year by dominating the 12 teams in attendance at the first Sud-Ouest Conference meet held at Bois-de-Bologne. The A squad’s combined women and men’s score was  884 points compared with 2nd place College Maisonneuve with 345. The Abbott B squad placed 4th overall narrowly missing 3rd place Ahuntsic by 16.5 points.
  • In the relays, the women teams placed first and second and the men placed 2nd and 3rd.  The men swept the first 3 places in the 100 meters backstroke.
  • Leading the women’s side was Olivia Paskulin with a gold and silver individually; and a gold medal on the relay.  Other medalists were Samantha Parsons, Emma O’Donnell, Melanie Nguyen, Isabelle Brathwaite, Nathalie Paquin, Gabrielle Murphy, Caroline Di Vita and Victoria Bradshaw.
  • The men were led by 1st year swimmers Brandon Adams winning a gold and two silvers; and Elliot Magwood with a silver and bronze.  Remaining medalists were Corey Chan, Nicolas Lebrun, Alex Ingrouille, Alex Baciu, team captain Nicholas Salama-Siroishka, Grant Mitchell, Daniel Grout and Felix Lalande.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

  • In the second tournament of the year the Lady Isles defeated Marianopolis and Andre-Grasset, split with Marie Victorin and lost to Lionel-Groulx.
  • Despite still struggling with consistency the Lady Islanders finished in a 3 way tie for 2nd place but ended moving ahead of the other two teams (Marie Victorin and Andre Grasset) due to better win-loss record amongst the three tied teams.
  • Sarah Zucchelli led the way with 13 kills, (+10 attack), 3 aces, 6 stuff blocks and 11 digs. Wassila Harkouk provided a well rounded effort with 9 kills, 9 aces, 2.46 SRR and 39 digs as did Joseanne Naud with 8 kills, 6 aces, 3 stuff blocks and 21 digs. In addition rookie Audrey-Anne Maranda provided solid defense with 1.75 SRR and 35 digs.

MEN’S SOCCER

  • Last Friday night, the Islanders playing in their last game of the season started very strong but their bad luck in front of the net continued when they missed a golden opportunity. Ahuntsic had a very fast transition game and took advantage and scored before the end of the half to make 1-0 and went on to win 3-0

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The men’s basketball team opened league play on the road against Ste. Foy on Friday night and came up short 95-88 in overtime.
  • The game was played at a quick pace, and Ste. Foy was able to establish an early lead, but the Isles were able to tie the score at the half 45-45.
  • The second half saw the Isles pull away from Ste. Foy with a 10 point lead, only to see the lead diminish to five points at the end of the third quarter.  A buzzer beating 3pt shot, as the shot clock sounded, gave Ste. Foy a three point advantage with only 0:03:8 seconds left in regulation time. Justin Owen-Renwick hit a 3pt shot to send the game into OT.  Top performers were Owen-Renwick with 31 points, Keevon Small with 19 and Daniel Cayer (12 pts and 7 rebounds).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • Poor execution in the third quarter proved costly as the women`s basketball team dropped their league opener to the Ste-Foy Dynamiques 65-45 Friday night. The Lady Islanders trailed by a single point at halftime but the home team outscored John Abbott 20-6 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
  • Claudia Gagnon led the Lady Isles with 14 points while Latifah Roach had nine points, a game-high seven rebounds and three assists.

GATORADE ISLANDER ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

The Gatorade Male Islander Athlete of the Week is rugby player Zach Jamieson who scored 4 tries in a huge win over Brebeuf on Sunday.

The Gatorade Female Islander Athlete of the Week is rugby player Erika Scott who scored 2 tries in the battle for first place on Sunday at Memorial field.

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
Fri., Oct. 24 18h30 Vanier at women’s basketball Casgrain Gym
19h15 Limoilou at women’s hockey MAC arena
20h30 Vanier at men’s basketball Casgrain Gym
Sat., Oct. 25 11h00 Provincial Cross Country Championships Grand-Mere
13h00 Trois-Rivieres at football Memorial Field
15h00 Women’s hockey at Lionel-Groulx Ste-Therese
17h00 St-Hyacinthe at lacrosse Memorial Field
Sun., Oct. 26 9h00 Men’s volleyball tournament # 2 Casgrain Gym
9h00 Maisonneuve at flag football Memorial Field
14h15 Lionel-Groulx at flag football Memorial Field
11h00 Women’s rugby at Champlain St-Lambert
12h30 Men’s rugby at Champlain St-Lambert

Islander Sports News

BASEBALL WINS, BASEBALL WINS

  • After 11 years of suffering in the university league, the Islanders baseball team won the first ever RSEQ CEGEP baseball championship on Saturday in Longueuil.
  • In the semi-final against Lionel-Groulx the Isles fell behind 3-2 after 2 innings before scoring 5 runs in the top of the 3rd to cruise to a 7-3 win.  Supported by a stellar defensive game, Scott Grafton threw another complete game victory (3 earned runs, 4 strikeouts and 3 walks)
  • Offensively, catcher Matthew Majeur went 3 for 4, Brendon Watt was 2-4 with a double, Chandler Philippas was 1-3 with a triple and Kyle Hazel 2-3 with walk.
  • In the finals, the Islanders played the host team, Edouard-Montpetit.  Shane Mullen was given the ball for the Islanders and he did not disappoint. He also pitched a complete game as the Islanders went on to win the game by a final score of 10-0.  Majeur went 2 for 3 for the Islanders in the win and was once again stellar behind the dish.

WOMEN’S RUGBY

  • The Lady Islanders kicked off the week playing Marianopolis at home under the light s on Friday.  Despite not playing well they pushed their league record to 4-0 after winning against the Demons 74-7.
  • On Sunday the team travelled to Concordia University to face St FX University’s reserve team.  The team came out extremely focused, and gave the visiting team a much harder game than they expected, keeping the score close 5-0 at the half.  As the 2nd half came to an end, their physical advantage, and more players gave them an edge as they ran in three late tries to make the final score 29-3.

FOOTBALL

  • The third place Islanders improved their record to 5-2 following a 36-7 win over Victoriaville at home on Saturday.  With 2 regular season games remaining the Isles remain on track to host their first playoff game since 2007, Saturday, Nov. 1 at 13h00.
  • The defense continued their strong play as they forced 6 fumbles and Noel Bunoko had an interception.
  • QB Lorenz MacDonald started in place of the injured Adam Sinagra and completed 18 of 27 passes for 282 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Skylar Bayliff had a big day with 5 catches for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Emilio Cecere had 6 catches for 61 yards and a touchdown and Raoul Baroudi had 4 for 78 and a major score.
  • On the ground Glody Musangu had 57yards on 15 carries.

LACROSSE

  • Playing at home on Sunday the first place Islanders overwhelmed Champlain College (Lennoxville) 21-2.
  • Alan Singleton led the offense with an 11 point game (7 goals 4 assists), Kyle Gilbert had 8 points (4 goals 4 assists), Turner Allison scored 2 goals and added 2 assists and Matt Paterson scored 3 goals.  Kyle Comitini scored his first goal of the season.

CROSS COUNTRY

  • At the Regional Championships in Longueuil on Saturday the Islander men’s team finished 5th.
  • Men’s 8km Results: Jeremy Masson-Cunningham, Jeremy finished 21st, James Halliday 24th, Felix Lalande-Hendershot 29th, Kadeem McGhie 46th, Jeremie Gabor 50th, Marc-Andre Blouin 53rd, Yan Bissonnette-Loiselle 54th, Real Carreno 55th .  All of the above 8 runners have qualified for the provincial championships.
  • In the women’s 5km race Sabrina McCarthy and Helene Lukacs both qualified for the provincial championships and the team finished 7th.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The Isles men basketball team played in the Dawson Basketball Classic tournament this past weekend, and finished in third place. The team played 5 games in three days, and finished with a 3 and 2 record.
  • Their first win was a 30 point blowout against Algonquin College, followed by a 9 point loss to Humber College on Friday night. On Saturday, the team was in tough versus a strong Sheridan College, where they received their second loss of the tournament.  Later in the day, the Isles bounced back from their morning loss to beat St. Lawrence College by 16 points.
  • On Sunday, the Isles defeated Algonquin 68-67 in the third place game. Algonquin took a 16 point advantage into the second half, but the boys from the West Island were able to regroup, and mounted a comeback.
  • Tournament All-Star Keevon Small (20 ppg.) led the Isles in scoring for most of the weekend, and Justin Owen-Renwick had a strong performance in the third place game with 21 points.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • The women’s basketball team split a pair of exhibition games in their final tune-up before the start of league play. On Friday they used a balanced attack as nine different players scored in a 62-52 win over Sheridan College 62-52. Rookie Claudia Gagnon led the Islanders with 12 points while Jaslin Khera added 10.
  • The following night the Islanders were only able to dress eight players and Humber College took advantage in the later stages of a close game to defeat the Lady Isles 72-63. Captain Latifah Roach led all scorers with 16 points while Khera chipped in with 11, all in the second half.

OTHER SCORES

Men’s Rugby 70 Marianopolis 0

 

GATORAGE ISLANDER ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

The Gatorade Male Islander Athletes of the Week are the JOHN ABBOTT BASEBALL team.  The Islanders got hot at the right time winning their final 6 games of the season and the first ever RSEQ championship banner.

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
Fri., Oct. 17 19h00 Women’s soccer at Ahuntsic Montreal North
21h00 Men’s soccer at Ahuntsic Montreal North
19h30 Swim meet # 1 Bois-de-Boulogne
19h00 Women’s basketball at Ste-Foy Ste-Foy
21h00 Men’s basketball at Ste-Foy Ste-Foy
Sat., Oct. 18 13h00 Lacrosse at Dawson Loyola
19h00 Football at Drummondville Drummondville
Sun., Oct. 19 9h00 Women’s volleyball tournament # 2 St-Laurent
10h45 St-Jean vs flag football St-Jean
12h00 Champlain (Lennox) at women’s rugby Memorial Field
13h30 Brebeuf at men’s rugby Memorial Field
15h30 Champlain (St-Lambert) at women’s soccer Memorial Field
16h00 Trois-Rivieres vs flag football St-Jean

Islander Sports News

WOMEN’S RUGBY

• On Sunday the first place Lady Islanders fought their way to a 33-5 victory over Dawson.
• Tries by Natalie Germain and Pershea Alaei and a conversion by Dana Silerova put the Lady Isles ahead 12-0 at the half.
• After a Dawson try early in the second half Alaei added 2 more tries and Silerova added a try and three conversions to round out the scoring.

FOOTBALL

• The third place Islanders improved their record to 4-2 following a 29-8 win over Lionel-Groulx in the rain on Saturday night.
• The defense returned to their early season ways limiting Nordiques to 1 TD and less than 100 yards passing
• Jean Exume led the defense with 12.5 tackles followed by Frank Frino with 6.5 tackles & 1 sack
• Liam Gilmore notched his 2nd interception of the season
• The offense rushed for over 200 yards for the 1st time in 2014 with Glody Musangu totaling for 154 yards and 1 TD.
• Adam Sinagra completed 2 touchdown passes to Emilio Cecere and rushed 26 yards for another.

LACROSSE

• Playing at home on Sunday the first place Islanders rebounded from a tight loss to Brebeuf last week by beating the same team 13-4.
• Alan Singleton came off the injury reserve list to score 4 goals, Kyle Gilbert had 4 assists and Keanu Hemlock potted 2 goals.
• The entire defensive unit (lead by goalie Cory Davidson, Jon Boisvert and Cameron McMillan) held firm all game and shut the Brebeuf offense down.

MEN’S RUGBY

• A thrilling victory for the Men’s Rugby team on Sunday. The final score was 38-5 in favor of the visiting side over rival Dawson.
• Raphael Cininni led the way with his dominating performance in lineouts, rucks and scrums. Tries were scored by Zach Jamieson (3), Corbin McGee, Alex Pantis and Thomas Cote-King (also had 4 conversions).

FLAG FOOTBALL

• The Islanders continued their slump this season losing to undefeated Vieux Montreal this past Saturday. The weather did not help matters as the Islanders fell 31-0. On a positive note, the Isles held Vieux Montreal to only 1 point in the 2nd half. Notable mentions go to Leah Darwent on defense who had several flag pulls, 3 passes knocked down and one interception. Alexa Barron had 2 QB sacks.

BASEBALL

• Three straight wins this week for the Islander secured a spot in the first ever RSEQ playoffs this weekend in Longueuil.
• On Tuesday it was a stellar 14-K, two-hit, complete-game performance by RHP Scott Grafton in a 5-2 win over Assomption.
• The Isles scored 2 in the 2nd inning on a Mikael Fournier 1-3 grounder and a Mitch Zilberg single and 2 more in the 4th, cashing in a David Fontaine lead-off single and scoring on 2 errors.
• The next night they beat Edouard-Montpetit 12-2.
• A great 2-1 win against 2nd-ranked Lionel-Groulx at home on Sunday. With the Isles down 1-0 with 2 outs in the 7th — Shane Mullen double; David Fontaine safe on an error, and then Mitch Zilberg drives them both on a line-drive single to right-center with a 3-2 count.
• Another great pitching performance by Grafton: 7 IP, scattering 5 H; great K-BB ratio at 7-1.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

• The Islanders turned in a strong performance in the opening tournament on Sunday and finish 1st in Section C. They will move up to Section B in three weeks.
• Third year middle Tom Willox was a force on offence and defence leading the way with 14 kills, 6 stuff blocks and 4 aces.
• Captain Matthew Cross had 76 setter assists to go along with 8 kills.
• Rookie standouts Jonny Diamond (18 kills, 1 block, 5 aces) and Tyler Tweedie Smith (10 kills, 80% passing efficiency) also had a great start to the season.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

• The men’s basketball pre-season began at the St. Lawrence College Vikings Tournament this past weekend. The Isles played Friday night against Niagara College at the tournament, and lost by a score of 92 – 65. High scorer for Abbott was Justin Owen-Renwick (20), and Daniel Cayer and T. St. Louis chipped in for 8 points apiece.
• The team bounced back with a better performance Saturday afternoon against the host team St. Lawrence College, but came up short in an overtime lost 89 – 82. High point men were Owen-Renwick with 23; Keevon Small and Cayer each had 14.
• The Isles final game was Sunday morning versus George Brown College, and the team could not continue their progress from Saturday’s game. The Isles went down to the Huskies by a score of 75 – 58.

OTHER SCORES

F.X. Garneau 7 W-Soccer 0
F.X. Garneau 2 M-Soccer 1
Women’s Hockey 0 Champlain 5
W-Soccer 0 Lionel-Groulx 1
M-Soccer 0 Lionel-Groulx 2

GATORAGE ISLANDER ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

The Gatorade Female Islander Athlete of the Week is rugby player Pershea Alaei who scored 2 tries in a big win over Dawson College on Sunday.

The Gatorade Male Islander Athlete of the Week is pitcher Scott Grafton who was masterful for the Islanders this week in a pair of huge wins on their run to the playoffs. In 14 inning pitched, he gave up 7 hits and 2 earned runs, and had 21 strikeouts.

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
Tonight 20h00 Ahuntsic at baseball Springate Park
Wed., Oct. 8 21h00 Rosemont at men’s soccer Memorial Field
Fri., Oct. 9 19h00 Marianopolis at men’s rugby Memorial Field
20h30 Marianopolis at women’s rugby Memorial Field
19h00 Sheridan College at women’s basketball Casgrain Gym
Sat., Oct. 11 13h00 Victoriaville at football Memorial Field
19h00 Humber at women’s basketball Casgrain Gym
TBA Baseball playoffs Longueuil
TBA XC Regional Championship Longueuil
Sun., Oct. 12 TBA Baseball playoffs Longueuil
12h00 Champlain at lacrosse Memorial Field
12h00 Women’s rugby at St Francis Xavier Concordia

Islander Sports News

WOMEN’S SOCCER

  • The Lady Islanders travelled to Quebec City on Sunday and won a huge game over first place Ste-Foy. After falling behind 1-0 they responded with 3 straight goals and a 3-1 victory to run their record to 3-1-2.
  • Stephanie Greenough potted 2 goals and Nikki Tellechea added the insurance marker.

MEN’S RUGBY

  • The John Abbott Men’s Rugby pushed their record to 3-0 after a 45-10 win over Andre-Laurendeau on Friday night. This week the team moved away from their habitual ground and pound game and showcased the speed of the backs who dominated the game.
  • The Man of the Match was Will Vendramini who imposed his will by running over and through everyone on the field and made bone crushing tackles.
  • Tries scored by Michael Bergeron (2), Zach Pelletier, Greg Watson, Sean Glithero, and Aidan McMullan (2 tries, 1 convert). Thomas Cote-King added 5 converts.

MEN’S SOCCER

  • The Islanders got their first win of the season on Friday night 3-2 over Vanier and finally got some offense going. Abbott opened the scored with a strike from Mathieu Brunet which made it 1-0. Later in the half Ryan Chitti made it 2-0 with a convincing header off a corner kick. Vanier replied soon after making it 2-1 at the half.
  • In the second half, with the game tied 2-2 Alberto Correa scored the winner.

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING

  • Running in Laval on Saturday the Islanders men’s team placed 5th out of 20 teams while the women were 9th out of 19.
  • Leading the Islander men were Jérémy Masson-Cunningham (30th), Felix Lalonde-Hendershot (32), James Halliday (33) and Marc-André Blouin (34)
  • In the women’s race Alexandra Gentile finished 26th , Elena Savidge was 36th, Sabrina McCarthy 44thand Dominique Gregoire 60th.

FOOTBALL

  • The Isles saw their record drop to 3-2 after a tough 46-27 Homecoming Game loss to first place St-Jean. With 4 games left they still control their own destiny with the hope of hosting a ¼ final playoff game in November.
  • The Isles filled the air with footballs as quarterback Adam Sinagra completed 23 of 50 passes for 364 yards and 2 touchdowns. Once again Skylar Bayliff was his favorite target with 8 catches for 108 yards and 1 TD.  Raoul Baroudi had 3 catches for 85 yards including an electrifying TD of 71 yards.
  • Linebacker Jean Exume had big day with 13 unassisted tackles and 4 assisted while safety Zacary Alexis had 10 tackles and 4 unassisted. Gabriel Beauchamp, Francesco Frino, and Liam Gilmore all had fumble recoveries and Nazinder Dhillon blocked a punt.

LACROSSE

  • The Islander lacrosse team (3-1) ran out of steam on Sunday and lost their first game of the season 14-12 to Jean-de-Brebeuf.
  • Major contributors were Turner Allison with 6 points (4 goals and 2 assists) and Matt Collard with a 4 point game.
  • The injury bug has hit the Isles as 3 key players did not play.

FLAG FOOTBALL

  • The Islanders continue to struggle to find their groove. They dropped to 1-4 after losses to St. Jean Sur Richelieu and Trois-Rivieres. QB Maude Lacasse threw for 167 and 205 yards for 1 touchdown in two games. Quiana Johnson had 8 catches on the day for 95 yards and Marie-Li “The Rock” Lapierre had 8 catches for 95 yards in one game and 1 touchdown.
  • The Islander defense had a lot of reps on Sunday. In 2 games, Lacasse and Laura Berube had 12 flags and 1 knockdown each, Fred Lague-Lalonde had 6 flags and 1 knockdown, and Lapierre had 4 QB sacks.

GOLF TEAM

  • The JAC Golf team competed on a beautiful sunny weekend in Sorel Quebec in the Quebec College Provincial Golf Championships. Abbott finished third behind two very strong teams from Andre Laurendeau and Champlain St. Lawrence.
  • Abbott’s young team was led once again by David Huxham who finished 79 (10th) and 74 (T2) on the weekend to finish second for the season and win the silver medal. Emilie Tyndall played well on the weekend with scores of 81 (3rd) and 77 (4th) to finish 4th among the girls.  Mathieu McDougall played well finishing with 77 (T5) and 82 (T15).  Other scores for Abbott were Warren Sellors 83 (T16) and 79 (T11) and Daniel Robinson 84 (T20) and 87 (T23).

BASEBALL

  • It was a tough, busy week for the Islanders who dropped five games. On Tuesday in a 7-4 loss at home to Edouard-Montpetit the Isles had a 2-0 lead in the first with a key 1-run RBI single by Chandler Philippas but the Lynx scored 3 in the 2nd and 4 in the 4th.
  • On Friday night in Ste-Therese the Isles lost a make-up game 9-7. Although, they pushed this game to extra innings by tying the game in the bottom half of the7th.
  • In the second game it took 45 minutes to play the first inning as the Isles fell behind 5-0. The Islanders scored 8 runs in the top of the 6th inning and go on to win 14-13.
  • On Saturday in Assomption they lost 9-4 and 11-1 in the doubleheader.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

  • John Abbott hosted their only home league tournament of the year on Sunday and had 2-2 record, vs Vieux Montreal L13-25, W25-19 and L6-15, vs Terrebonne W25-20, 25-14, vs Maisonneuve W27-25, L20-25 and L11-15, vs St Lambert W25-14, 25-16
  • With only 10 players in the lineup due to academic commitments and injuries it was a long day for the Lady Isles. Rookie Veronica O’Neill played middle for the day along with veteran Sarah Zucchelli (8kills, 11 aces, 4 stuff blocks and 18 total blocks) and performed well.
  • The team was led by veterans Sarah Zucchelli, Joséanne Naud (13 kills, +7 attacks and 5 aces), Wassila Harkouk (19kills, +10 attacks, 8 aces, 4 stuff blocks, 5 digs and a 2.32 Serve receive ratio) but also 1st year players Felicia Brown (22 assists), Audrey-Anne Maranda (24 digs and 1.90 SRR) who were solid throughout the day.

GATORAGE ISLANDER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

The Gatorade Female Islander Athlete of the Week is soccer player Stephanie Greenough who scored 2 key goals in a very large 3-1 win over first place Ste-Foy.

The Gatorade Male Islander Athlete of the Week is golfer David Huxham who won a silver medal at the RSEQ provincial championship in Sorel on the weekend.  David had a tremendous season leading the Islander golf team to a third place finish overall.

JOHN ABBOTT IN ACTION THIS WEEK

DATE TIME TEAMS LOCATION
Tues., Sept 30 19h30 Assomption at baseball Springate Park
Wed., Oct. 1 19h30 Baseball at Ed-Montpetit Longueuil
19h30 Women’s rugby at McGill McEwan Field
Fri., Oct. 3 19h00 FX Garneau at women’s soccer Memorial Field
21h00 FX Garneau at men’s soccer Memorial Field
Sat., Oct. 4 11h45 Flag football vs Vieux Montreal Ste-Therese
12h00 Ahuntsic at baseball Springate Park
16h15 Women’s hockey at Champlain Lennoxville
19h00 Football at Lionel-Groulx Ste-Therese
Sun., Oct. 5 9h00 Men’s volleyball tournament # 1 Ahuntsic
12h00 Lionel-Groulx at baseball Springate Park
12h00 Brebeuf at lacrosse Memorial Field
13h00 Women’s soccer at Lionel-Groulx Ste-Therese
15h00 Men’s soccer at Lionel-Groulx Ste-Therese
11h00 Women’s rugby at Dawson Douglas Park
12h30 Men’s rugby at Dawson Douglas Park