Gaiters Lacrosse And Rugby Roll Through Weekend
TheBishop’s Gaiters men’s rugby team moved into a tie for first place in the RSEQ University conference after a 27-14 victory over the Concordia Stingers on Friday night in Lennoxvlle. The men’s lacrosse squad rolled through a pair of games with the Carleton Ravens and locked up second place in the CULFA East. The women’s soccer team’s season came to an end with a pair of losses at Laval and at Montreal and the men’s basketball team competed in a trio of exhibition games to complete a busy weekend for Gaiter athletics.
The Bishop’s men’s rugby team hosted the first-place Concordia Stingers on Friday night. After a quiet start the Gaiters were able to get on the scoreboard first thanks to a Nicolas Charlton (Montreal, Que.) penalty kick. Charlton finished the night with two successful penalties on two attempts and was a perfect 3-for-3 on conversions. Bishop’s grabbed a 13-7 halftime lead. They extended it to 27-7 before weathering a Concordia storm and earning a 27-14 victory. Max Grouette (Surrey, B.C.), Lee Hudson (Sutton, Que.) and Max Ferland (St. Lambert, Que.) scored tries for the purple who improve their record to 4-1-1 (21 points) while Concordia falls to 4-2-1 (21 points). The Gaiters and Stingers are tied at the top of the standings having each beaten one another by 13 points. McGill sits right behind with a 3-1-2 record (19 points). Bishop’s and McGill each have two games remaining while Concordia has just one.
The men’s lacrosse team wrapped up their 2014 CUFLA East regular season campaign with a pair of wins over the Carleton Ravens. On Saturday in the nation’s capital Bishop’s used a strong second half to pull away to a 14-6 victory. They backed that up 18 hours later with a convincing 12-2 win on Coulter Field. Bishop’s ends the 2014 regular season with a 10-2 record meaning they will host the Trent Excalibur in the CUFLA East playoff round. That game is slated for Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Coulter Field with a ticket to the 2014 Baggataway Cup Championships on the line.
The Gaiters women’s soccer team closed out their 2014 season on the road. On Friday night they were in Quebec City to face the No. 3 Laval Rouge et Or. The hosts came out on top 7-0. On Sunday it was a date with the No. 9 ranked Montreal Carabins. Montreal took control early and went onto a 6-0 win. The Gaiters finish the 2014 RSEQ year with a 1-12-1 record.