Div.1 Men’s Basketball Team Play In St. Lawrence College Tournament
DIVISION 2 WOMEN’S SOCCER
Report by Coach Patrice Glemaud
Vanier Uses Dominant Second Half to Beat Andre-Laurendau 3-1
The Vanier Women’s Soccer Team is a step closer to the playoffs after a three goal outburst in the second half in a 3-1 win at Andre-Laurendau. This brings their record 4-2-0. After a slow start on the road the Cheetahs found themselves down 1-0 on the road. With their season on the line, the Cheetahs dominated the second half and scored three unanswered goals to win 3-1. Alessia Di Sabato, Kelsey Klimas, and Lisa Lavoie-Quinn contributed with the goals during the second half. The Cheetahs are now one point out of a playoff spot and with a win in their final home game will make the playoffs.
Our next game will be our home finale, played against Saint-Jérôme on Friday, October 10th starting at 8 PM.
DIVISION 1 MEN’S SOCCER
Two reports by Coach Rohan Pirali
Men’s Soccer Can’t Hold Lead in Loss to Dawson
The Vanier Men’s Soccer Team fell short in a 4-1 loss on the road at Dawson on Friday evening. This brings their record to 0-5-2. The Cheetahs played well in the first half and took the lead on a Nathan Campbell goal. But they were unable to hold the lead and gave up 4 unanswered goals. The Cheetahs played hard but it wasn’t enough. The Cheetahs then returned to Vanier to play Ahuntsic on Sunday. Read the report below.
Questionable Penalty Ruins Vanier Comeback Bid in 6-3 loss to Ahuntsic
The Vanier Men’s Soccer lost a hard fought game to Ahuntsic at Vanier on Sunday afternoon. This brings their record 0-6-2. The first half was a wild affair with 5 goals being scored. After Ahuntsic stormed out to an early 3-0 lead, the Cheetahs fought back and scored 2 goals late in the first half. With the score 3-2 after their two late goals, the Cheetahs seemed to have momentum on their side, but at the beginning of the second half it all changed. Vanier got a questionable penalty called against them and after Ahuntsic made the penalty, the Cheetahs never got the momentum back. After each side traded penalty goals after the penalty goal by Ahuntsic, it was too late for the Cheetahs as they lost 6-3. Alessandro D’attellis, Alex Goudekelian and Paul Polynice scored the goals in this wild game. The Cheetahs played hard, but got unlucky in a game in which they deserved a better result.
Our next game will be the team’s home finale, played against Dawson on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 PM.
WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL
Report by Coach Tara Mrakic
The weekend games were quite a challenge for the Lady Cheetahs; fighting the elements, working with limited bodies and playing 2 of the stronger teams in the division. With all the adjustments that needed to be made in the first game, the Cheetahs still played extremely well defensively holding Valleyfield to only 14 points scored in the 2nd half of the game. Strong performaces came from corners Jenna Araujo and Tyannah Parks who made some key plays and each had 2 interceptions on the day.
In the game against Shawinigan, the defense came out flat giving up 18 1st half points. The Cheetahs re-grouped for the 2nd half, took a defensive stand and put up 12 points on TD’s by Jenna Araujo and Pascale Massé while holding Shawinigan to a safety for the rest of the game. Stepping in for starting QB Allyson Sobol was Lamees Aljoundi who played well for her first 2 games as a college QB!
As they have a bye for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Lady Cheetahs don’t see action again until Sunday, October 19th at 11:30 AM when we’ll face Rosemont @ College Brébeuf on their new turf field.
We’re hoping the break will rejuvinate the girls and allow them to head into the playoffs on a winning streak and potentially a bye in the first round.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RUGBY
On Sunday, the Men’s Ruby team lost today 35-19 to Champlain Saint-Lambert while the Women’s Rugby team had a 21-0 forfeit loss. Both teams have the week off. The men next play on Wednesday, October 15th at home VS André-Laurendeau at 8:00 PM. The women’s rugby team next plays a road game at Saint-Lambert on Thursday, October 16th starting at 7:00 PM.
DIVISION 1 MEN’S BASKETBALL
Pre-season report by Coach Andy Hertzog
Our men’s Division 1 basketball team went to Kingston, Ontario this past weekend for the St. Lawrence College tournament.
We got off to a good start in our first game against George Brown College, leading from start to finish and ultimately winning 93-72. Our leading scorer was Abdul Kamane, who had 26 points and added 10 rebounds. Étienne Simard had 15 points. Jean-Daniel Mathieu had 14 points and 7 boards. Lamond Dennis had 13 points and 5 assists. Schneiders Suffrard added 10 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
Our second game was against one of the national pre-season favourites, Mohawk College, whose roster is stacked with 5th year players. In this game we unfortunately fell victim to an incredible shooting performance by our opponents. We scored 25 points in the first quarter, but still trailed by 14, as Mohawk shot 9/10 from 3-point range. We ended up losing the game by a score of 111-92. In this game, Schneiders Suffrard poured in 30 points and added 8 rebounds. Abdul Kamane had 19 points and 14 boards. Jean-Daniel Mathieu also had 19 points.
Our third game against Lambton College was a wild one, to say the least. We got off to a terrible start and trailed by as many as 14 points, before cutting the deficit to 10 after one quarter of play. We completely turned the game around in the 2nd quarter, and actually led 51-35 at the half. Abdul Kamane had an incredible first half, scoring 23 points and coming down with 11 rebounds. Unfortunately, however, he suffered a concussion late in the first half and could not continue to play. Lambton cut into our lead in the 3rd quarter, but we still led by 8 going into the 4th. Lambton continued coming back and actually took the lead, but we rebounded and had a 5-point advantage with a minute remaining. We then committed a couple of costly turnovers, and our opponent hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. We played poorly in overtime and lost the game 102-94. Schneiders Suffrard had 26 points and 15 rebounds in a losing cause. In addition to Abdul Kamane’s impressive stats from the first half, Jean-Daniel Mathieu had 21 points for us. Vincent Bastrash added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, and was named to the tournament all-star team.
Our men’s Division 1 basketball team completes its pre-season schedule with a home game against NCAA Division 1 NYIT next Saturday, October 11 at 11:00 AM.