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by The Concordian November 1, 2011 24 comments
Men’s rugby

Concordia 13 Bishop’s 10

A second half comeback propelled the underdog Stingers into the RSEQ finals.
After a disappointing 1-4-1 season, the Stingers were playing on the road as the underdog against the Bishop’s Gaiters, with a trip to the conference championship on the line.
Bishop’s scored the lone try of the first half and put the Stingers in a hole early in the game.
Concordia’s Adriano D’Angelo converted a penalty late in the half, though, sending the Stingers into the break only trailing by two.
Concordia pulled ahead in the second half on the shoulders of full back Alex Ritchie. Ritchie took a pass 10 yards from the Bishop’s try area and muscled through the Gaiters’ defence to give Concordia the lead.
D’Angelo added another penalty score in the 79th minute to give Concordia a 13-5 lead. The penalty proved crucial, as Bishop’s scored a try just before the final whistle. It was too little too late, though, and Concordia came away victorious.
Concordia will be an even bigger underdog next week when they face the unbeaten McGill Redmen in the RSEQ finals. McGill beat Concordia in both of the teams’ meetings this season.
The game will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. at McGill’s Percival Molson Stadium.

Women’s hockey

Concordia 5 Montréal 4 (SO)

After scoring four goals in the second period, and jumping out to a 4-0 lead, the Concordia Stingers women’s hockey team decided to make the game interesting.
The Stingers staked the Univeristé de Montréal Carabins consecutive power plays midway through the second period. The Carabins took advantage both times and cut the Stingers’ lead in half.
With only 2:54 remaining in the second, Kim Deschênes scored for Montréal, sending the teams into intermission battling in a one-goal game.
Montréal completed the comeback scoring with under two minutes remaining in the game.
Having blown such a large lead and losing any momentum it would have been easy for the Stingers to fold in overtime. The Stingers, though, did not allow Montreal a single shot in the extra period and sent the game into a shoot-out.
Concordia goalie Marie-Pier Rémillard, after stopping 34 of 38 shots in the game, stonewalled the Carabins in the shoot-out, stopping all four skaters she faced.
Audrey Gariepy and Véronique Laramée-Paquette score in the shoot-out for Concordia to secure the team’s second win of the season.

Women’s soccer

Sherbrooke 4 Concordia 0
McGill 3 Concordia 0

A tough season came to an even tougher end for the Concordia women’s soccer team.
After a 5-0 win last week against the lowly Bishop’s Gaiters, the Stingers were blown out in their last two appearances on the pitch this season.
Concordia finished second to last in the RSEQ this season with a 2-9-3 record. Jennifer Duff led the team in scoring this season with four goals.

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