The week in Concordia athletics

In Brief

The men’s soccer team ended their season with a 2-1 loss against the Laval Rouge et Or on Friday night. Matthew Bleeker scored in his last game for Concordia and Antoine Moreau was in goal for the Stingers.

The men’s rugby team defeated the Bishop’s Gaiters 20-7 in their QSSF semifinal in Lennoxville on Saturday. The win means that they will face the McGill Redmen in the final on Sunday afternoon at Molson Stadium. The Stingers are the only team to defeat the Redmen this year. They split their games with the Redmen winning 27-20 at McGill on October 5 and losing 9-6 at Concordia field on October 19. The Redmen defeated ETS 48-0 in their semifinal game.

The men’s hockey team visited Ivy League schools South of the border for exhibition games. They lost 5-4 to Brown University, which backup goaltender Yann Danis played for and then lost the next day 7-3 to Yale University. The men return home for a pair of regular season games this weekend on Friday against RMC, which is also Awareness Bracelet Giveaway day and Saturday against Kirk Muller and Queen’s.

The men’s basketball team will follow a week off with the start of their US swing of games which started Tuesday night with a match up against the University of Rhode Island.

The women’s basketball team played three exhibition games this weekend, including their first game at home. They lost 66-58 against Saint Mary’s University on Friday at Concordia gym, and then lost two exhibition games at Laval, 75-48 to the University of New Brunswick and 53-49 against Laurentian.

The women’s hockey team played a rematch against the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Saturday in Ottawa and tied 1-1. They got a goal from Sophie Beaudry. It was assisted by Janie Brassard and Victoria Johnstone. Cecilia Anderson made 39 saves in the tie. This week they play two games back-to-back: at McConnell Arena against the Martlets on Saturday at 2:30pm and on Sunday at home against the Carleton Ravens at 3pm.

The QUFL announced the 2005 all-star team, and eight members of the football Stingers were named. Quarterback Scott Syvret, wide receiver Daniel Mott, kicker Warren Kean, punter Mike Renaud, offensive lineman Keith Dauper, linebacker Patrick Donovan, defensive halfback Sammy Okpro and cornerback Modibo Sidibe. Syvret, Mott, Kean and Renaud were unanimous choices on offense while Okpro was the only unanimous choice on the entire defense. The team was rounded out by 10 players from the University of Montreal, eight from Laval, two from Bishop’s and one from the University of Sherbrooke.


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