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October 24, 2002



Montreal football fans couldn’t have asked for a better script. The Concordia Stingers upset the heavily favoured and nationally ranked Laval Rouge et Or 29-21 in Ste. Foy last Saturday and will now face the McGill Redmen in the Quebec university championship this weekend.

The first-place Redmen advanced to the championship with an easy 44-0 win over Bishop’s on Saturday.

The Stingers stunned more than 10,000 rabid Rouge et Or fans at PEPS Stadium by hammering the home squad from the opening kickoff. Stinger runningback Jean-Michel Paquette was the offensive weapon with a season-high 209 yards rushing.

After surrendering the opening touchdown, the Stingers roared back and scored 27 of the next 28 points to put Laval behind the eight-ball with a 27-8 lead late in the third quarter.

Quarterback Jon Bond completed 13 of 29 passes for 139 yards. He threw touchdown passes to Darrell Wood (16 yards) and Alain Rousseau (nine yards). Laval quareterback Mathieu Bertrand was 15 for 33 and threw for three touchdowns.

The Stinger defence was led by Mickey Donovan, who had 13 tackles.

McGill and Concordia will battle for the Quebec Intercollegiate Football Coinference championship on Saturday. The game will take place at McGill’s Molson Stadium, beginning at 1 p.m.

Icemen pick up three points

After losing their first three starts, the men’s hockey team rebounded with three of a possible four points last weekend on home ice during Homecoming weekend in early October. The squad tied the University of Toronto Blues 2-2 last Friday before posting a narrow 2-1 win over the Ryerson Rams on Saturday afternoon. Both games took place before enthusiastic crowds at the Ed Meagher Arena.

A Wall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner took place Saturday. Head coach Kevin Figsby and the Stinger Blueline Club, under the direction of Alex McGibbon, took charge of the proceedings. Each year the group will honour the accomplishments of those who contributed to the hockey tradition at Loyola, Sir George and Concordia. This year’s inductees were the late Ron Lapointe (Sir George), Dr. Robert Brodrick (Loyola) and Gilles Hébert (Concordia).

Desjardins, Ronci lauded

Valeri Desjardins, of the women’s soccer team, and Tony Ronci, of the men’s wrestling team, were recently named Concordia thletes of the week. Desjardins, a Beaconsfield native, was instrumental in leading the Stingers to a 2-1 win over UQAM and a 1-1 tie with the highly rated McGill Martlets.
Ronci won the 68-kg class at the recent Concordia Invitational Wrestling Tournament. His strong performance was a big reason the Stingers were able to win the tournament.

Redmen edge rugby side

The Concordia Stingers men’s rugby team had the lead in the second half but couldn’t hold on as the McGill Redmen beat them 14-10 to win the Quebec men’s rugby championship at Rutherford Park. Jon Chiniborch scored the only try for the Stingers. Sommer Christie, of the women’s rugby side, was named the league’s player of the year. She also made the All-Star team, as did fellow team members Melissa Dykeman, Andreanne L’Ecuyer and Krista McKay.

Soccer squads lose

The Concordia women’s soccer team lost 2-0 to Laval in the championship last Sunday, while the men were beaten 2-0 by McGill in the semifinals last Friday night.