John Abbott Sports and Recreation this week ST:FOOTBALL TEAM WINS AGAIN

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The Islanders travelled to Jonquière on Friday afternoon and put together an amazing fourth quarter effort to rally from a 14-0 halftime deficit to a 19-14 win. The unbeaten Islanders (2-0) started the game slow and had troubles adjusting to Jonquière’s strategies. However, in the second half, the Islanders started to control the tempo of the game and made significant gains offensively.

Early in the fourth quarter, the defensive unit sparked the Islanders’ rally by forcing a safety and from that moment, everything the Islanders did seemed to work to perfection. Shortly after, Emmanuel Musangu scored his third touchdown of the year and cut the deficit to 14-9. Despite missing the two point convert, the Islanders were pumped and on a few defensive series later, Mattey Ossom intercepted a pass and returned it for his first touchdown of the year, giving them their first lead of the game (15-14). This time, Musangu completed the two point convert and extended the Islanders lead to 17-14.

Offensively, Musangu carried the ball 20 times for 117 yards and one touchdown while Ross Olshansky carried the ball 20 times for 120 yards. Pascal Thsilambo had two receptions for 36 yards and quarterback Victor Kozlowski completed 6 of 11 passes, for 66 yards.

The Islanders return home this Saturday at 13h00 for the annual HOMECOMING GAME against College Notre Dame de Foy (0-2).

HOCKEY TEAM WINS

Saturday afternoon, the women’s hockey team played their first exhibition of the year and won 5-1 against Collège Lionel-Groulx. Julie Knerr led the attack for the Lady Islanders with two goals and an assist, while teammate Erica Porter recorded 3 assists for the game. The other goal scorers for the Lady Islanders were: Gabrielle Meilleur, Tania Villamagnia and Ilyssa Beloff. Alex-Ann Caisse recorded her first win of the season and made numerous brilliant saves to keep the Lady Islanders in the game.

BALL TEAM DROPS TWO GAMES

Islanders opened their regular season on the road on Sunday, dropping 10-0 and 5-4 decisions against Concordia and McGill at Trudeau Park in Côte-St-Luc. The shut-out loss to the Stingers revealed the depth of a star-laced Concordia squad, and, just as much, the predictable shortcomings of a rookie Abbott team. Former Islander Matthew Jacobsen registered a 5-inning no-hitter, as Abbott LHP Kirk Lapointe gave up four earned runs over eight hits for the loss in his first CIBA start.

The loss to McGill, however, leaves the Islanders hoping for a respectable season. A very decent performance by RHP Martin Gagnier (4 ER on 9 hits; 6 Ks) was supported by a string of CIBA firsts from 3B Cory Estwick, 1B Ryan Langton, C Nour Mouneimneh and Lapointe, who all recorded hits and RBIs. Solid defence featured a diving catch by RF Lapointe in foul territory and Mouneimneh’s first throw-out of an attempted steal of second base. Abbott lost the game in the final inning, as McGill erased a one-run deficit with a two-out walk-off double.

FOOTBALL DROPS TWO GAMES

Islander Flag Football team suffered 2 tough losses on the weekend versus St. Laurent (18-6) and Édouard-Montpetit (34-6). Rookie QB Jackie Raftery and the offense had trouble getting a rhythm going with many dropped passes and poor decision making. Raftery hit Melissa Flynn for the lone Islander TD. Also playing well on offense was Rookie Jenna Sevack. The Islander defense played well in the second half not allowing any points. Sarah Allaire, Sevack, and Flynn all played very well. Rusher Laura Cartmel came away with 3 QB sacks.

Abbott hit a wall against a very quick and experienced Édouard-Montpetit team. The Isles’ TD came on a “pick for six” from Flynn who intercepted a pass and ran it home for 27 yards. Cartmel, who was a workhorse for these two games as she rushed and played offense the whole time, had 2 QB sacks.

R SCORES:

’s Soccer vs. Lakeshore Elite 2: 3-2 Win (exhibition)

Men’s Soccer vs. Lakeshore Elite U21: 0-0 Tie (exhibition)

Women’s Soccer vs. UQAM: 2-0 Loss (exhibition)

NDER ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

s week, the Male Athlete of the Week goes to football player Ross Olshansky for his performance against Collège Jonquière: 20 carries for 120 yards.

The Female Athlete of the Week goes to hockey player Julie Knerr for her 2 goals and 1 assist performance against Collège Lionel-Groulx.

Organizations: Islanders, College Notre Dame

Geographic location: Jonquière, Trudeau Park, Côte-St-Luc

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