The Concordia Stingers football team had its playoff hopes dashed last
Saturday by the Bishops Gaiters, who beat them soundly, 42-8, at
Concordia Stadium. The lopsided loss was a surprise, considering that
the Stingers were coming off their first win of the year, a 37-14 triumph
in Guelph the week before.
We havent really done anything offensively all year,
said an obviously disappointed Gerry McGrath, the rookie head coach of
the Stingers. Well now battle it out for last place with Queens
this weekend. This is not the way it was supposed to be.
Ex-Stinger coach Pat Sheahan will bring the Golden Gaels into town for
a 1 p.m. start on Saturday. Both teams have won just one of seven games
and have been eliminated from the playoffs.
Two goals by Xavier Renard werent enough as the Stingers mens
soccer team lost 3-2 to the Laval Rouge et Or in Ste. Foy last
Saturday. They fared better Sunday, tying the No.1 ranked team in the
country, the McGill Redmen, 1-1. Brian Tobin (no, not that Brian Tobin)
tied the game for McGill with a goal in the 88th minute. Anmar Bedawieh
scored in the first half to give the Stingers the lead.
The womens team lost 1-0 to Laval last Saturday, and 2-0 to the
McGill Martlets on Sunday.
All the way out in Saskatoon, the mens basketball team beat the
University of Saskatchewan 77-68 to finish second overall in the Husky
Mohawk Shootout Mens Basketball Tournament. Réal Kitieu led
the way with 25 points and 15 rebounds for the winners.
The mens hockey team split their first two regular season games,
beating Royal Military College 6-2 last Friday, and losing 4-2 to Queens
on Saturday. Both games took place at Concordia Arena. Patrice Roy scored
twice for the winners with singles going to Vince Labossière, Chris
Page, Sebastien Roy and Mathieu Fleury. On Sunday, Ottawa native Aaron
Fransen was a one-man wrecking crew for Queens, scoring three goals.
Karl Castonguay and Page scored for Concordia. The Stingers had 52 minutes
in penalties in the game, compared to 22 for Queens.
The womens hockey team lost 4-2 to the University of Maine in exhibition
action. Lisa Marie Breton and Annie Suprenant scored for Concordia.