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October 24, 2002 Stingers to battle for rugby title



women's rugby

Sommer Christie shone for the Stingers as they won over the Ottawa Gee-Gees 27-0 in the Quebec Student Sports Federation (QSSF) semifinal last Sunday.

men's rugby

Jon Chiniborch can play with his eyes shut. The Stingers shut out École de Technologie Supérieure last Sunday, 58-0.

Photos by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

by John Austen

The Stingers women’s rugby team has had a great season — as long as the opposition wasn’t 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 men’s 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 women’s 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 women’s soccer teams had a successful week. Anmar Badaweih’s 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 women’s 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. Mary’s 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.

Tournament tough

Both the men’s basketball team and the men’s 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 the preliminaries.

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 game.

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.