Montreal football fans couldnt
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 Bishops 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
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
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 McGills
Molson Stadium, beginning at 1 p.m.
Icemen pick up three points
After losing their first three starts, the mens 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 years inductees
were the late Ron Lapointe (Sir George), Dr. Robert Brodrick (Loyola)
and Gilles Hébert (Concordia).
Desjardins, Ronci lauded
Valeri Desjardins, of the
womens soccer team, and Tony Ronci, of the mens 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 mens
rugby team had the lead in the second half but couldnt hold on as
the McGill Redmen beat them 14-10 to win the Quebec mens rugby championship
at Rutherford Park. Jon Chiniborch scored the only try for the Stingers.
Sommer Christie, of the womens rugby side, was named the leagues
player of the year. She also made the All-Star team, as did fellow team
members Melissa Dykeman, Andreanne LEcuyer and Krista McKay.
Soccer squads lose
The Concordia womens
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.