Gaiters Lacrosse Punch Ticket to Cham­pi­onships

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

TheBishop’s Gaiters men’s lacrosse team took one step closer to de­fend­ing their Ba­gat­t­away Cup Cham­pi­onship when they beat the Queen’s Gaels 13-12 in the CUFLA East Wild Card Game. They move onto the 2012 Ba­gat­t­away Cup Cham­pi­onships hosted at Trent Univer­sity. Also in ac­tion on Satur­day were the men’s and women’s bas­ket­ball teams.

The Gaiters lacrosse squad got off to a fe­ro­cious start scor­ing three goals in the first 5:12 of the game. They ex­tended their lead to 6-1 as the first quar­ter come to a close. A quiet sec­ond quar­ter saw the Gaiters score twice then take two late penal­ties. At the half Bishop’s was up 8-1. Queen’s took ad­van­tage of an early power play and scored less than a minute into the third frame. The goal gave the vis­i­tors mo­men­tum on the gor­geous Len­noxville night. The Gaels scored eight goals in the frame to come all the way back and tie the game at 9-9.

Bishop’s tight­ened up de­fen­sively, scored twice and took an 11-9 lead seven min­utes into the fourth quar­ter. The pur­ple and white took a bench penalty with just over a minute left giv­ing Queen’s a power play. The Gaels were un­able to cap­i­tal­ize and the Gaiters held onto the 13-12 vic­tory. With the win, Bishop’s has punched their ticket back to the Ba­gat­t­away Cup Cham­pi­onships. They will take place at Trent Univer­sity from Novem­ber 2-4. The women’s bas­ket­ball team played their sec­ond of three games on Satur­day at the Don Grant Clas­sic in Monc­ton, New Brunswick. The Gaiters lost to the UNB Var­sity Reds 66-61. They con­cluded the three day tour­na­ment with a tilt against the UPEI Pan­thers on Sun­day.

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