Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.5

November 6, 2003


Stingers Roundup

By John Austen

Overall it was a pretty good weekend for Stinger sports teams. The men’s basketball team is in Lethbridge, Alta., for a tournament and won two of its first three games. Wins came over host Lethbridge (78-66) and Simon Fraser (73-63), while Concordia’s only loss came at the hands of Northern Montana (81-74). The Lady cagers beat Ryerson 73-60 in a pre-season contest.

The men’s soccer team upset Trois-Rivières 2-1 last Friday in the Conference semifinal earning them the right to battle l’Université de Montréal for the Championship. The Stingers lost that one 1-0 on Sunday afternoon, but will still take part in the CIS National Championships this weekend at U de M.

The men’s hockey team battled Trois-Rivières to a 3-3 tie last Friday before being trounced 9-1 by the Gee-Gees in Ottawa on Sunday. The women’s hockey team was impressive in shutting out McGill 3-0 last Friday night.

The football team beat up on the U de M Carabins 35-8 and now head to Ste. Foy to take on the Laval Rouge et Or in the Conference Championship on Saturday. The men’s rugby team gave a fine effort but ended up on the losing end of a 24-14 score with the Bishop’s Gaiters in the QSSF semifinal last Sunday.

The Stingers finished the regular season in third place with a 4-3-1 record, while the second-place Gaiters rolled up a 5-2-1 mark. The teams had met twice previously this season. The Stingers tied the first game 25-25 and lost the second game 21-0. Bishop’s now takes on the undefeated McGill Redmen in the conference championship.

Big Mat Attack!

Three Concordia wrestlers finished first in their weight categories to help their team to a second-place finish at the annual Concordia Invitational Wrestling Tournament held last month.

Veteran wrestler Tony Ronci finished first in the 68 kg weight class, Marc Roache won the 90 kg category and newcomer David Zilberman was the best wrestler in the 100 kg ranking. Tyler Marghetis, now in his second year with Concordia, finished third in the 72 kg division.

Concordia did not have a wrestler in the women’s competitions, but Martine Dugrenier, who joins the team in January, participated and won two weight classes - 67 kg and 72 kg. Dugrenier won a gold medal at the CIS championship last February.

More than 100 wrestlers competed in the popular annual tournament, which attracted more than 20 universities and wrestling clubs from across Canada and the U.S.

ConU has rugby All-stars

Four members of the Concordia Stingers women’s rugby team were named to the QSSF all-star team for the 2003 season. Scrum half Sommer Christie, prop Robin Hemming, back row Lisanne Lawton and fullback Julie Bertrand earned the honours.

Christie is a five-time QSSF all-star. She was named a CIS All-Canadian in 2001 and 2002. She is also a two-time QSSF Female Athlete of the Week in 2003. The team captain scored 16 tries and seven converts for 94 points in seven games this season.

The Stingers finished with a 5-1 record in the regular season. They were defeated 30-0 by the McGill Martlets in the QSSF last Sunday.