Sherbrooke 31 Concordia 11
The fourth-ranked Vert et Or proved too much for the Stingers to handle on the road Saturday afternoon, as Concordia fumbled their way to a 20 point loss.
The Stingers had four fumbles on the day, three of which Sherbrooke were able to recover. Compounding the problem for Concordia was that the Vert et Or did not have a single turnover in the game.
Sherbrooke opened the scoring just over five minutes in to the first quarter when JÃ©rÃ©mi Doyon-Roch threw an eight yard touchdown pass to Simon Charbonneau-Campeau.
Concordia responded quickly as Reid Quest led his team down the field on a seven play 83-yard drive, which ended in Quest punching the ball in from just one yard out for a touchdown, evening the score.
The Stingers went into halftime trailing only 12-9, but just couldn’t hang with one of the premier teams in the country.
After the Stingers conceded a team safety to make the score 14-9, Ismael M-Bamba returned the ensuing Stingers kick-off 86 yards for a touchdown giving Sherbrooke the momentum and a 21-9 lead
Another seven yard touchdown pass from Doyon-Roch early in the fourth quarter sealed the fate of the Stingers.
The loss dropped Concordia to 3-4, although the Stingers are still sitting in the final playoff spot in their conference, two points ahead of the Bishop’s Gaiters.
Concordia also holds the tiebreaker over Bishop’s, meaning the Gaiters will have to win their remaining two games to leap-frog the Stingersâ€”an unlikely feat considering Bishop’s plays their final game against a 6-1 Laval team, who crushed Bishop’s this weekend 57-9.
Concordia’s next game is Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at home against Montreal.
Concordia 4 Ottawa 2
Carleton 3 Concordia 2
The Stingers picked up their first win of the 2011-12 season in Ottawa on Saturday against the Ottawa Gee-Gees.
Concordia found themselves in a hole early after Ottawa scored just over a minute into the game. In the second period, though, Audrey Morand answered for Concordia tying the game at one.
In the third period, it was Concordia’s turn to score early. Just under 90 seconds into the final frame, Emilie Bocchia gave Concordia a 2-1 lead on her unassisted scoring effort.
After seeing their first lead of the season disappear on an Asha Kauffeldt goal for Ottawa, Concordia put themselves back in the driver’s seat at the 12-minute mark.
VÃ©ronique LaramÃ©e-Paquette, like Bocchia, required no help, recording another unassisted goal, which proved to be the winner.
After allowing seven goals in a losing cause to McGill, goalie Marie-Pier Remillard-Paquette stopped 27 of the 29 shots she faced to pick up the win.
Facing Carleton on Sunday was not home-sweet-home for the Stingers.
Playing their first regular season game at Ed Meagher Arena, the Stingers fell 3-2 to Carleton, despite vastly outplaying the Ravens in the third period.
Trailing 2-1 in the third, VÃ©ronique LaramÃ©e-Paquette continued her successful weekend, scoring her second goal of the game to even the score.
Concordia just couldn’t hold on, though, as they allowed Carleton the go-ahead goal just under three minutes later.
The Stingers are now 1-2 on the season.
The Stingers next game is Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. on the road against Carleton.
Concordia 54 Sherbooke 16
The Stingers ended their season on a high note after losing to Laval last week.
Playing their final game of the season, Concordia dominated Sherbooke and clinched second place in their conference. They will now host McGill next week in the RSEQ playoffs.
Jenna Guiliani played a crucial role for the Stingers, scoring five tries in the winning effort.
Concordia is ranked sixth in the CIS with their only two losses coming to Laval, who is ranked fourth.
McGill is also ranked in the CIS top 10 and will be hoping to exact their revenge from a regular season loss to the Stingers.
The start of the playoffs will also suggest that Concordia’s quest to win the national championship, after losing in the finals a year ago, will begin on Saturday. The game time has yet to be determined.