Gibson And Wilson Name Co-Provigo Robert Lafond Athletes Of The Week
Gaiters Eliminated From Playoffs With Loss To No.4 Montreal
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.