Polar Bears open 2011 with a win
Women’s Hockey ( 8-5) Sherbrooke Junior AA 3, Bishop’s 2 A late goal was the difference as the Polar Bears team fell 3-2 to the Sherbrooke Juniors on Friday night at the W.B. Scott Arena. The Polar Bears were down 2-0 after the first period of play but battled back with second period goals by Sara Lariviere and Laurie Lacourse. Assists on the goals went to Alexane Heroux and Lariviere. The Gaiters gave up several turnovers in the third leading to a late Sherbrooke goal which proved to be the game winner. Katie Booth stood strong in the Polar Bear net as she made several big saves to keep Bishop’s in the game.
Women’s indoor soccer McGill 12, Gaiters 0 Four goals and an assist by Alexandre Morin-Boucher led the McGill Martlets over the Bishop’s Gaiters 12-0 in Montreal on Saturday afternoon. Meghan Bourque, Hannah Rivkin and Hannah Simmons all scored braces while Selena Colarossi and Julia Bahen both added singles. Rookie goalie Molly Bucholtz had a seasonhigh 28 saves in the game as she took home Gaiters’ game MVP honours. Valérie Labbé grabbed the shutout for the McGill, while Simmons was given the MVP honour for the Martlets (2-0-1). UP NEXT: The Gaiters continue regular season play on Sunday as they travel to Montreal to take on Concordia at the Stinger Dome. Kick-off will be at 1 p.m.
Athletes of the month: The Bishop’s Gaiters Male Athlete of the Week is Tim Hunter of the Men’s Basketball team. The third year forward from Baie d’Urfé, Que scored the team’s only double-double Thursday night with 15 points and ten rebounds. Hunter followed up on Thursday night’s performance by leading the Gaiters to their first league win with 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Bishop’s Gaiters Female Athlete of the Week is Danna Janvier of the Women’s Basketball team. Janvier, a first-year centre from Laval Que., was the leading scorer for the Gaiters on Thursday night, as she scored 12 points, as well as leading the team with five rebounds on Saturday night.