by John Austen
The Stingers womens rugby team has had a great season as
long as the opposition wasnt the McGill Martlets.
The Stingers won six of eight regular season games and will face the undefeated
Martlets in the provincial final on Sunday (1 p.m., McEwen Field in Ste.
Anne de Bellevue). McGill won both regular season games against the Stingers
by scores of 56-5 and 77-7.
The Martlets have annihilated their opposition all year. In fact their
closest game was a 37-0 win over Ottawa.
In mens rugby action, the Stingers shut out the École de
Technologie Supérieure 58-0 last Sunday. Jon Chiniborch, Mark McKnight,
Etienne Bouchard and Alfred Davis scored two tries each.
Stingers give T.O. the Blues
The womens hockey team, opening play Sunday at the Ed Meagher Arena,
beat the University of Toronto Blues 3-1 in the final of the Hilliard
Invitational Women`s Hockey Tournament, played last week in Toronto. Marie-Claude
Allard and Leanne Martel led the squad with a goal and two assists each.
Soccer squads succeed
Both men`s and womens soccer teams had a successful week. Anmar
Badaweihs two goals lifted the men to a 3-2 win over Trois Rivières,
while the women shut out TR 5-0. Both teams have winning records and find
themselves in third place in their respective divisions. The womens
team also had one of their players, Jerusha Osborne, named athlete of
the week earlier this month.
Osbourne, a second-year political science student, scored three goals
in two games recently to earn the honour.
Gridders in playoffs
The Stingers football team ended its regular season with a 49-17 loss
to the St. Marys Huskies in Halifax last Saturday. The team finished
with a 4-4 record and will likely have to travel to Quebec City to face
Laval in the first round of the playoffs.
Both the mens basketball team and the mens hockey
team won tournaments recently. The cagers won their own 35th annual Con-cordia-Nike
Tournament with an impressive 90-78 win over the Lakehead Thunderwolves
on Saturday. The Stingers beat the Wilfrid Laurier Goldenhawks 62-53 in
Point guard Philippe Langlois was a leader in the competition, dominating
the boards in his own end. He was named the tournament MVP. Patrick Perrotte
also contributed 16 points against Laurier and 25 points in the championship
The hockey team won the McGill Invitational Tournament on the weekend
with a 5-3 victory over the York Yeomen in the first round and a 4-2 win
over the McGill Redmen in the championship.
Goaltender Philippe Ozga was named to the tournament all-star team for
his performance. He stopped 20 of 23 shots versus York and 26 of 28 shots
against McGill. Defenceman Phil Parent and forward Patrice Roy were also
all-stars. Roy had two goals and two assists in the competition, while
Parent added two goals and one assist.
Wrestlers in town
Get ready for the Big Mat Attack! The Concordia University wrestling team
will host its annual tournament Sunday at the Concordia gymnasium on the
Loyola campus. More than 100 wrestlers will gather for the first meet
of the university season which gets under way at 9 a.m.
Several of the top Canadian teamss will be present, including Brock -
the defending men's and women's university champions. Also competing are
McMaster, Memorial, University of New Brunswick, Queen's, University of
Toronto and the Mohawk Valley Wrestling Club.
Concordia wrestlers to keep an eye on include: Tony Ronci, Tyler Marghetis
and Jason Chen. Also, the 2002 Concordia Female Athlete of the Year, Martine
Dugrenier, will compete, representing the Montreal Wrestling Club. She
will rejoin the Concordia team in January.
Finals are scheduled for 4 p.m.