Gib­son And Wilson Name Co-Provigo Robert La­fond Ath­letes Of The Week

Gaiters Elim­i­nated From Play­offs With Loss To No.4 Mon­treal

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

TheNo. 4 ranked Mon­treal Cara­bins ended any hopes the Bishop’s Gaiters had of a late sea­son push to the play­offs. Mon­treal topped the Gaiters 56-8 on Satur­day in Len­noxville. It was the penul­ti­mate RSEQ Univer­sity Foot­ball contest of 2014 for Bishop’s.

Fifth-year re­ceiver Nathan Heather (Oro­mocto, N.B.) scored the Gaiters lone touch­down, a 26-yard re­cep­tion on a pass from Travis Eman (Bramp­ton, Ont.) 8:21 into the third frame but it wasn’t enough as the vis­i­tors paced them­selves to a com­fort­able ad­van­tage.

Mon­treal jumped out to a 14-0 lead half­way through the first frame. Bishop’s looked to re­spond but was forced to set­tle for a 36-yard field goal at­tempt that sailed wide re­sult­ing in a rouge. That was all the of­fense the hosts could man­age in the first half. Mon­treal ex­ploded for 22 sec­ond quar­ter points and grabbed a 36-1 half­time ad­van­tage.

The Gaiters were able to con­tain Mon­treal in the third frame, outscor­ing them 7-2, how­ever Mon­treal scored two ma­jors in the fi­nal quar­ter and added a field goal and a rouge for a fi­nal score of 56-8.

“The score says it all,” said Gaiters head coach Kevin Mackey. “We were miss­ing four play­ers on the de­fen­sive line. I thought our young guys played well given the cir­cum­stances. Next week we will eval­u­ate where we are at. There is a trophy on the line and we want to keep it here.”

Bishop’s (1-6) has one contest re­main­ing against their cross-town foes, Sher­brooke on Satur­day, Novem­ber 1 on Coul­ter Field. The Mayor’s Cup will be on the line for the two teams go­ing in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions. Sher­brooke (4-3) beat Con­cor­dia (4-3) 29-0 on Satur­day for their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive shutout. The Vert et Or will clinch third place in the RSEQ with a win or a Con­cor­dia loss to McGill (0-7) on Satur­day. The Gaiters will look to re­tain the Mayor’s Cup and fin­ish the sea­son on a high note.

TheBishop’s Univer­sity Depart­ment of Ath­let­ics and Recre­ation is pleased to an­nounce that Gareth Gib­son of the men’s lacrosse team and Jor­dan Wilson of the men’s rugby team have been named Provigo, Robert La­fond Ath­letes of the Week.

Gib­son (Toronto) is a 6’0 mid on the lacrosse team. The 22-year old English ma­jor led the Gaiters in a pair of vic­to­ries over the Car­leton Ravens this week­end. He scored five goals and added two as­sists on Satur­day in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal dur­ing a 14-6 Gaiters vic­tory and backed that per­for­mance up with a three-goal, two-as­sist af­ter­noon as Bishop’s won 12-2 on Sun­day on Coul­ter Field. The se­nior’s 12-point week­end paced the Gaiters as they locked up sec­ond place in the CUFLA East and have a play­off date with the Trent Ex­cal­ibur in Len­noxville. Face­off is set for 7:30 p.m. on Satur­day, Novem­ber 1. The win­ner of that game will punch their ticket to the 2014 Bag­gat­away Cup Cham­pi­onship.

Wilson (West Van­cou­ver, B.C.) had a strong game over­all as the Gaiters men’s rugby team beat the Con­cor­dia Stingers 27-14 on Fri­day night on Coul­ter Field. The vic­tory moved Bishop’s into a first-place tie with Con­cor­dia; how­ever Bishop’s has a game in hand. Wilson, a sec­ond-year business stu­dent was solid on de­fense from his wing po­si­tion. The 6-1, 195-pound Wilson made per­haps a game-chang­ing play in the first half.

“Rugby is rarely about one in­di­vid­ual play, Fri­day may have been the ex­cep­tion,” said Gaiters coach Charles Goode.

After an in­ter­cep­tion by Con­cor­dia, 20 me­tres from the their goal line, a Con­cor­dia try looked to be a fore­gone con­clu­sion as their winger raced down the side­line. Wilson came from his po­si­tion, right wing, on the other side of the field sprint­ing 70 me­tres to make a huge tackle on the Bishops goal line. The play kept Con­cor­dia’s score at zero and pro­pelled the Gaiters to their big­gest win of the year.

“That play swung the mo­men­tum in our favour and seemed to de­flate Con­cor­dia,” added Goode.

Wilson will lead his Gaiters into their penul­ti­mate RSEQ Univer­sity rugby contest on Sun­day, Novem­ber 2. Bishop’s trav­els to Mon­treal to face the Cara­bins. Kick­off is slated for 2 p.m. Follow all the Bishop’s Gaiters teams in ac­tion any­time at www. gaiters.ca.

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