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January 24, 2002 Gunning for top spot: Women's hockey team is on a roll



by John Austen

The Concordia women’s hockey team is on a roll, thanks to a perfect trip to the nation’s capital last weekend. Wins over Carleton (4-1) and Ottawa (6-3) have given the Stingers an excellent chance of finishing in first place at season’s end. Concordia is currently in second spot, one point behind McGill and a point ahead of third-place Ottawa.

“Things are coming around for us now,” said Stingers head coach Les Lawton. “A win (Jan. 24) against Rivers [Trois-Rivières]‚ and we’ll be in top spot ahead of Ottawa and McGill.”

Anouk Grignon-L’Anglais, a third-year journalism student, led the way last weekend with three goals and two assists in the two games. Number one goaltender Jessica Anderson was the winner in the Ottawa game, while Lori Posluns picked up the victory against Carelton.

The Stingers also captured a much-needed victory by defeating the McGill Martlets 4-2 recently at the Ed Meagher Arena.

McGill, Concordia and Ottawa are all ranked in the Canadian interuniversity sports top 10 list.

After the Jan. 24 match, the Stingers have four games remaining in the schedule, including a game at McGill on Jan. 30 and a home game against Ottawa on Feb. 10.

Lady hoopsters win

It was a good news, bad news situation when Concordia’s intercollegiate basketball teams hosted McGill last Sunday afternoon at Concordia Gym. The women improved to 2-4 with an impressive 87-57 win over the Martlets, while the men lost their sixth game in a row, 92-86 to the Redmen.

The McGill men, the fifth-ranked team in Canada, improved its record to 6-0 with the win.

Gavin Musgrave led the Stingers with 20 points. Rastco Popovic and James Aubourg scored 18 apiece.

In women’s action, Kristina Steinfort had 18 points and eight rebounds to pace Concordia. Point-guard Marie-Pier Veilleux scored 15 points.

Top athletes lauded

Anouk Grignon-L’Anglais of the women’s hockey team and Philippe Langlois of the men’s basketball team were named Concordia Stinger athletes of the week for the period ending Jan. 13.

Grignon-L’Anglais, a third-year forward, had one goal and one assist in a recent 4-2 win over the McGill Martlets. The assistant captain opened up the scoring at the end of the first period. A native of Town of Mount Royal, Grignon-L’Anglais is studying journalism and communications at Concordia.

Langlois, a first-year guard, had 21 points and four rebounds in a 71-54 loss to the Bishop’s Gaiters. The 20-year-old is a native of Varennes and is an arts student at Concordia.