Double OT Thriller At Coulter Field
CoulterField was busy last Sunday as the Gaiters Lacrosse team (4-0) and the Lady Gaiters soccer team (0-4-2) were in action. The Lacrosse squad topped the Queen’s Gaels 7-6 in overtime while the women’s soccer squad fell to the No.5 McGill Martlets (5-0-0) 8-0.
The Lacrosse team was in tough against the winless Gaels. Queen’s came out firing, jumping out to a 2-0 lead before the defending Bagattaway Cup champion Gaiters were able to get on the board. At the end of the first quarter the game was knotted at 2-2.
Bishop’s would take leads of 3-2 and 4-3 in the second quarter but the Gaels drew even each time. The score would remain 4-4 as the teams entered the final frame. Queen’s netted their fifth goal just two minutes into the fourth quarter and held a 5-4 advantage until the 11 minute mark. Bishop’s scored to tie and again less than two minutes later for a 6-5 lead. Queen’s pressed late and netted the tying tally. They looked to win moments later as they held possession in the final 30 seconds. Gaiters goalie David Bigley (New Westminster, BC) came up with two big stops as regulation time came to a close.
The teams played two five minute overtime periods. Both teams had chances but the goalies denied any opportunities. Alex Henderson (Enniskillen, ON) netted what ended up being the game winner with less than 30 seconds left in the second overtime period. Queen’s asked the referees for a stick check. The stick was legal and the goal stood. The Gaiters held possession and hung on for a 7-6 win. They remain undefeated on the season.
In women’s soccer action the undefeated Martlets were dominant from the get go. They scored goals in the 14th, 17th and 28th minutes. At halftime their lead was 4-0 and they went on to an 8-0 victory. Despite the loss Gaiters keeper Molly Bucholtz (Peterborough, ON) was excellent as she made 17 saves including a couple highlight reel candidates.
The men’s lacrosse team is next in action for homecoming tomorrow, September 27th at 8:30 p.m. They will host the McGill Redmen on
TheBishop’s Gaiters had a tough night on the pitch on last Friday as both rugby teams and the women’s soccer team suffered defeats. The rugby teams were at home and fell to McGill while the women’s soccer team lost to Laval in Quebec City.
The women’s rugby team (0-4) was the first to kick off at 6 p.m. It was their first home game of the season and they were in tough against the No. 7 McGill Martlets (3-1). The Martlets took control early, scoring just over one minute into the game and then again at the six minute mark. They took a 50-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 74-0 win.
The men’s match-up was hotly contested as the rival Redmen and Gaiters battled. Bishop’s jumped out early as they Coulter Field. The game will feature the only two undefeated teams in the CUFLA East region. All news purple and white can be found at www. gaiters.ca. were in front of a boisterous home crowd for the first time of the year. They took 7-0 and 10-3 leads before the Redmen battled back against the wind to tie the game 10-10 entering the half. The early part of the second half was dominated by the Redmen as they scored tries at the 44 and 48 minute marks taking a 22-10 advantage. Bishop’s battled back to pull within one score at 22-15 but McGill answered just five minutes later with the fatal blow at the 69 minute mark. The Redmen won by a final of 27-15.
In Quebec City, the Lady Gaiters soccer team (0-3-2) fell to the Laval Rouge et Or (3-2-0) by a final score of 7-0. The hosts scored early and often controlling the entire game.
Next up the rugby squads will host Concordia on Friday, September 28th in the annual homecoming games. The women kickoff at 6:15 p.m. with the men to follow.