Men’s Rugby win highlights Homecoming Friday at Bishop’s
RyanOzeroff’s (Ottawa, Ont.) two-yard plunge in the 52nd minute gave the Bishop’s Gaiters their first win of the season, 12-5, over the Sherbrooke Vert et Or in Quebec university rugby union action last Friday night. The nearly 1,000 fans at Coulter Field saw the fifth-year hooker take a pass from Billy Murphy (Richmond, Que.) directly off a penalty and touch the ball down underneath the goalposts.
The Gaiters dominated the opening stages, with particularly strong work in their lineouts and scrums. Noah Harrison (Toronto, Ont.) put Bishop’s on the board in the 12th minute. Coming off a lineout 10 yards from the try line, Adam Moore (Dartmouth, N.S.) flipped the ball to Harrison, who ran around the pack and into the end zone for the score. Bishop’s held the ball for the most of the first half, including a late push near halftime, but were unlucky not to extend their lead.
Sherbrooke came out stronger in the second half, and tied the game in the 46th minute on a five-yard run by Patrick Colombe. They appeared to have taken the lead on Yannick Mailhot’s conversion attempt, but it was ruled no good by the referee.
After the Gaiters worked the ball back into the Sherbrooke end, the Vert & Or were called for a penalty five yards out from goal. Murphy took the tap, and found Ozeroff coming through the middle, setting up the game-winning score. Nicolas Alexandre’s (Bordeaux, France) conversion provided the final margin. Sherbrooke picked up one bonus point from the contest for their seven-point loss.
The Gaiters (1-1-1, 6 pts) return to action on Friday, September 30, when they host the Concordia Stingers. Kickoff at Coulter Field is set for 8 p.m.
WOMEN’S SOCCER: UQTR 1, GAITERS 1 A 77th minute goal by Jessica Lavallée allowed the UQTR Patriotes to salvage a 1-1 tie with the Bishop’s Gaiters in Quebec university soccer action last Friday night at Coulter Field.
Frédérique Cloutier (Lethbridge, Alta.) had put the Gaiters ahead in the 36th minute, on her first goal of the season. The substitute took a pass from rookie Patricia Murray (Sydney, N.S.) and made no mistake from the top of the penalty area. She had three opportunities to extend the lead late in the first half and early in the second, but narrowly missed the net each time.
Lavallée tied the game with 13 minutes left, as she took a through ball up the middle from Amélie Perron, and fired it low past the Gaiters’ Marie-Pierre Harvey (Quebec City, Que.). The Patriotes carried more of the possession as the second half wore on.
Harvey made six saves for the Gaiters, while Stéphanie Rousseau made seven for UQTR. The goal scorers were each named their teams’ respective MVPs. The Gaiters attempted 16 shots in the game, led by Cloutier’s seven attempts, while UQTR tried eight shots.
Bishop’s (0-4-1) returns to action on Tuesday night, as they visit the Sherbrooke Vert & Or.
WOMEN’S RUGBY: SHERBROOKE 34, GAITERS 0
A pair of tries each by Lisa-Anne Lessard and Anne-Sophie Hamel led the Sherbrooke Vert & Or to a 34-0 shutout of the Bishop’s Gaiters in CIS university rugby action at Coulter Field. Lessard’s score on the stroke of halftime gave Sherbrooke an insurmountable 19-0 lead.
Marie-Pier Labonté had opened the scoring for Sherbrooke (1-2) in the 16th minute, as she broke through the Gaiter defence and cruised into the end zone. The first of Hamel’s scores followed seven minutes later, as the visitors doubled their lead.
Sherbrooke put the game away in a 13-minute span midway through the second half. Laurence DubreuilDupont found the end zone in the 46th minute, with Hamel’s second try coming four minutes later. Lessard closed out the scoring in the 58th minute. A pair of conversions by Marjolaine Lanthier rounded out the scoring.
The loss drops the Gaiters to 0-3 on the season.
Thisweekend, “Culture Days” will be celebrated right across Canada with museums and cultural organizations planning special activities. The Musee Beaulne is hosting “Journee portes ouvertes” on Sunday, October 2nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Guided tours of the Chateau Norton will take place along with the inauguration of the museum’s new interactive terminal.
The Community Art Lab of the Foreman Art Gallery, located at Bishop’s University, is calling on the public to partake in ‘Sherbrooke, let’s talk culture!’, a two-day event that invites members of the community to write a personalized postcard to the City of Sherbrooke, sharing their views on culture in the region. Copies of the postcards will be put on display at the Foreman Art Gallery, creating a rich archive of citizens who are passionate about culture. This project gives a voice and visibility to the citizens of Sherbrooke, creating a political forum towards the development of culture in the region.
Organized on the 30th of September and October 1st during “Culture Days”, this off-site event will take place at three different locations throughout Sherbrooke, where participants will have the opportunity to speak-out and share their opinions about the development of culture in the region. This activity responds to the City’s recently revised Cultural Policy released in May 2011 and asserts the place of the Arts as a vital cultural, social and economic driver.
The Musée des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke will hold its traditional open house, for the Journées de la culture, Sunday, October 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will have a last chance to admire paintings from the exhibition “Impressionnism?”, ending that day, and chosen pieces from the museum’s collection : Spaces & Landscapes.
There will be a guided tour in French of Impressionnisme? and Planning 101, a short talk on how to set up an exhibition. This short talk, in French, will explain the setting up of a new exhibition. Did you know that a curator has to be an expert with hammer and nails, and love hardware stores or that the director drives a truck quite regularly to Montreal and Quebec City? Learn the secrets of an exhibition: many surprises in store for all visitors. Both activities will be offered at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Bienvenue à tous!
Sherbrooke’s Musee de la science et de la nature will be free for children on October 1st and 2nd. Also, on October 2nd, visitors can learn about the award-winning projects from the Expo Sciences Hydro-Quebec 2011 competition.